The TNT after-show didn't do Brandon many favors. And the leader, the person most disgruntled appeared to be Charles Barkley.
Barkley has long had it in for the Blazers. He never acknowledges that we have good players. He was a Rasheed hater -- hate on Rasheed as you will, man can ball -- saying that he was not a legitimate allstar. Goes to Detroit, all of a sudden Barkley falls in love with him.
Is it the race thing? Too many white people in Stumptown?
Is it a longstanding antipathy from his days in Phoenix?
Is it down to him not having a ring and having to hate on somebody else, instead of himself?
Or am I full of it, right or wrong Charles Barkley (ring-less wonder that he is) simply calls it as he sees it.
You tell me.