Charles Barkley Doesn't Think Any 2008 Free Agents Make Sixers a Contender

Charles Barkley Doesn't Think Any 2008 Free Agents Make Sixers a Contender


Sir Charles was a guest on NBC10's Sports Final last night alongside John Clark and WIP's Anthony Gargano talking Sixers, Phillies, Eagles and more. The entire portion of the show Sir Charles was on was typical Barkley. The man is an entertainer and knows his stuff.

When it comes to the Sixers, Charles thinks Andre Iguodala's true colors came through in the playoffs where he didn't perform very well against legit competition. Aside from not being real high on Iguodala, Chuck isn't in love with Josh Smith either. "Josh Smith doesn't make them a legit contender," he says. Video below.

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When asked what he would like the Sixers to do with the money, Sir
Charles says patience is the key. He'd prefer they save their cash until they develop into more of a contender and then bring in a player who can put you over the top. "If you give Josh Smith $11 million
dollars does that make you a legit contender," Charles asks.

Clearly Barkley doesn't think so.

He
continues giving jabs at the current roster, "The Sixers are corning the market on guys that can't shoot.
They need some shooters."

"If you played a zone against the Sixers, they'd probably score 60 points."

Ouch.

When the focus of the conversation turns to the Phils and the struggles of Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, Charles points out that Philly is always tougher on black guys. He also calls the Phillies franchise cheaper than Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Are the world's dominant and formerly most dominant athletes not taking Chuck out to enough dinners at The Palm?

The segment closes with Charles talking about Donovan McNabb and the Eagles and finishes with a little Howard Eskin bashing. Gotta love Sir Charles ripping on the Burger King.

Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

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Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

BOX SCORE

CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, rallying No. 20 Cincinnati to its ninth straight win, 81-74 over Temple on Wednesday night.

The Bearcats (16-2, 6-0 American Athletic) trailed by six points before Washington made two one-handed shots during a decisive 17-5 run that put them ahead to stay. Cincinnati led by as many as 13 points.

The Bearcats extended their best winning streak in three seasons and completed a series sweep of the Owls (10-10, 1-6), who were sloppy with the ball.

Troy Caupain had 18 points for the Bearcats, including seven free throws in the closing minutes.

Shizz Alston, Jr., led Temple with 25 points for the second game in a row, matching his career high.

Obi Enechionyia made a 3-pointer, a dunk and a 15-foot jumper as Temple opened a six-point lead at the start of the second half, its biggest of the game. Washington then led the decisive run by scoring on two shots near the basket.

Big picture
Temple: The Owls have been prone to bad first halves, but that wasn't the case this time. They led 28-26 at the break despite having nine turnovers and no offensive rebounds.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have won their last 19 home games, their longest such streak since taking 19 in a row from March 2, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2014. Their last home loss was 77-70 to Temple in their league opener last season.

Poll implications
A ragged win over a struggling Temple team won't much help the Bearcats. They don't play a currently ranked team until next week, when they host crosstown rival Xavier, which is ranked No. 22.

Up next
The Owls have a week off before hosting Memphis next Wednesday. They split their series last season, with each team winning at home.

The Bearcats play at Tulane on Saturday. They beat Tulane 92-56 at home on Jan. 1.

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

He’s on fire.

Ever wonder what it would be like to play NBA Jam with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons? Well now you can.

Thanks to a roster update, spotted by Kotaku, you can now have the fun of matching up Embiid with Simmons, or Embiid with Nerlens Noel or even the more daring combination of Jahlil Okafor with Noel.

Here’s what the player ratings look like for all of the aforementioned players in this reboot of one of the more popular games in the early-90s.

In addition to current NBA rosters, the game also gives you the ability to play with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and yes, even Harambe.

So fire up your computer and match up your favorite two Sixers, or politicians.