Charles Barkley Rants About Today’s Players’ Complaints

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Charles Barkley Rants About Today’s Players’ Complaints


It is very common for former NBA players to rant about today’s NBA players, as of late. Charles Barkley is one of the former players who has a problem with the current generation. We know that he has been complaining about today’s players before, especially disliking how they complain about playing back-to-backs or not getting enough rest.

Now Chuck, yet again, spoke about the topic during an appearance on UConn Huskies Women’s Basketball Team Head Coach Geno Auriemma’s podcast show, Holding Court.


“It drives me crazy when guys making $30 million are complaining about playing basketball two days in a row,” he said. “We did that and we flew commercial. These guys, they never even go to the airport. I remember I’d be sleeping in the airport at 5 o’clock in the morning, traveling three hours and playing a game that day. We never even chartered until my third year in the NBA. My first two years in the NBA … teams didn’t start flying private until the Detroit Pistons won the championship in like ’88, ’89 and they started this phase of flying private and then everybody started chartering. But that was like my fifth or sixth year in the league actually. It was so crazy because every plane leaves at 6 or 7 in the morning. We’d be in the airport by 4:30, 5 most times. We’d be sleeping, half the guys laying on the floor and then my first year I was in coach the whole year.”

Transcript via USA TODAY Sports’ FTW


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