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.
Why does Charles Barkley hate on the Blazers so much?
Charles has a big race chip on his shoulder from growing up in the deep South, a black town that didn't even have long distance telephone service deep into his frustrated career (10 votes)
Barkley hates the Blazers like he hated on Philadelphia, where white people controlled the team and the town (7 votes)
Charles hates him some Blazers because we ruined his championship dreams while he carried those Phoenix Bums (25 votes)
It isn't cool to hate on Jordan, so he has to vent his nightmare, ring-less frustrations somewhere (9 votes)
It is cool to hate on small market teams -- Charles is being a tool in Stern's plan to justify horribly biased refereeing to media market giants (26 votes)
Some fool in Portland called him out for being a bad tipper in front of his woman (8 votes)
Charles biased? You are an idiot! (41 votes)
126 total votes