Robert Horry Says Charles Barkley Didn’t Like To Practice Or Work Hard

Published On June 11, 2015 | By john | Latest posts, News, Pro Sports, sports news, The Barbershop, Uncategorized

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris

Well, you can add 7x NBA champion Robert Horry as another in a long line of others who are not too fond of former NBA player-turned sports analyst Charles Barkley.

Let me tell you why.

Horry was a starter on the “Clutch City” Houston Rockets‘ championship 1994 and 1995 teams.  He horrychuckwas ahead of his time as a big man, 6’10”, who could space the floor and knock down three-point shots.

Just before the 1996-97 season, Horry was traded to the Phoenix Suns as the Rockets brought in Barkley to pair him with Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler in an effort to keep their championship run going.  However, that team never could get past the Utah Jazz.

Horry faired a lot better, landing with the Lakers before the end of the 1997 season where he won three rings, then picking up two more rings with the San Antonio Spurs.horry7

However, in a recent interview with HuffPost Live, Horry showed that he was still a little bitter about the trade, or perhaps just being honest about ol’ Chuck.

“Now they bring in Barkley, a guy who doesn’t like to practice, a guy who doesn’t work hard… And you would have added us to the mix so it’s two vets and two young, we would’ve had a great team. But no, they think, ‘we’re going to bring in Charles.’ But hell you just realize Charles didn’t win anything in Phoenix, he didn’t win anything in Philly. And sometimes, you know, great players don’t make a great team better.”

chuckhoustonDid he just say that Barkley was not a winner ?

“No, I wouldn’t say that. I would just say he brings a different element to a team. And sometimes you have too many chefs in the kitchen — think about it, you had Clyde, you had Dream, and then you had Charles — those are three scorers, and there’s only one basketball. Most teams only have 2 good scorers… and I think he was just too much for that team.”chucktv

As far as the fact that there needs to be a good fit of role players and stars is a fact that still resonates in today’s NBA.

But to say that Barkley didn’t work hard, as much as I hate a lot of the things Chuck spews across the airwaves, laziness is not what I remember seeing on the court.

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