January 2, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Robert Downey Jr.; Rooney Mara. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Charles Barkley; Berenice Bejo; Amber Riley. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Jane Fonda; Russell Brand; Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:37 a.m., NBC10) - Tina Fey; Tom Welling; Twin Shadow performs.
March 31, 1991 |
Charles Barkley says he didn't try to spit at anybody. He's sorry he spit at all. He won't spit again. And the controversy that enveloped him last week has only reminded him, Barkley said, that people in the NBA, in the media and in the stands will take any little incident as an opportunity to run him into the ground. Speaking at length for the first time about his most recent scrape, Barkley said he would try to control his temper in the future. But no promises. "As far as the spitting," Barkley said yesterday, "that was totally wrong.
July 27, 1992 |
They don't understand "a ghetto thing" in Barcelona. They don't understand a 250-pound basketball player throwing a hard right elbow to the gullet of a 176-pound basketball player. They don't understand shouting into the face of a referee any time you've been fouled. They don't understand trying to pull a Harlem Globetrotter off-the-backboard pass against a team you're beating by 60 points. They don't understand Charles Barkley. You thought Sir Charles would be a model citizen at the Olympics?
March 2, 1995
For Bill Conlin (column Feb. 13) to compare Charles Barkley's remarks to those made by Al Campanis and Jimmy the Greek is ludicrous! Barkley makes stupid statements as often as Conlin writes stupid, inane columns (very often). To put any serious thought and feeling into what Charles says speaks to how empty a life one must have. If you choose to take his remarks seriously, you must say he is speaking his personal feelings toward a race of people. Campanis and the Greek, on the other hand, attacked the abilities, competencies and mythical physiological aspects of a race of people.
April 16, 1999 |
Struggling for a toehold in the playoffs, the 76ers needed a diversion. Charles Barkley obliged. The Houston Rockets forward and well-known former Sixer - opining in the April 19 edition of Sports Illustrated about "bad basketball and bad players and young guys whose memories are too short" - went on to say this about Allen Iverson: "Take Iverson. I can't stand that guy. He has to show up for practice every day. He has a responsibility to cut the crap and not have some drama with the coach every week.
August 19, 2016 |
Think you know Olympics' men's hoops? OK, Brazilian breath, here are 10 questions to separate those contending for gold from those left out in the cold. 1. The U.S. beat Canada in 1936 to win the first gold medal in a game disrupted by . . . a) TV commercials b) Nazi chants c) Rain C: Rain. The first basketball competition was held outdoors on a tennis court in a rainstorm. The United States beat Canada, 19-8. 2. Name the 12 players who made up the U.S.'s 1992 "Dream Team.
October 17, 1990 |
The legend continues. On his 28th birthday, 7-7 Manute Bol did not kill a lion, he merely made the Minnesota Timberwolves feel like so many lambs. Ten, count 'em, 10 blocks in the 76ers' 102-96 preseason victory in the first game played in the Timberwolves' new home, the Target Center. "I wish he was (illegal)," Wolves forward Tyrone Corbin said. "He's an asset beyond what anyone thinks he is. Every time you're on the floor, you're looking for him. One jump shot I had, I didn't even see him - until he blocked it, that is. " Said Bol, who has twice led the NBA in blocks: "The 10 blocks aren't that important.
October 6, 1990 |
Jim Lynam remembers the foul Charles Barkley took against Cleveland's Craig Ehlo in the first round of last season's playoffs. Barkley slammed Ehlo, a lithe shooting guard, hurling him to the floor in the lane. "Charles knows what I thought about that," said Lynam, the 76ers' coach. "He knows what I would have called if I had had a whistle. "Sayonara. " That's what the NBA said about unnecessarily violent fouls during the preseason league meetings in Florida. The league fathers passed a hard-foul rule, with vice president of operations Rod Thorn stamping it "the Barkley rule.
December 7, 1996 |
And now a word about the NBA . . . "What people have to realize is, there's a lot of [bad] teams in this league," Houston Rockets forward Charles Barkley told the Houston Chronicle this week. "There's a lack of talent in the league and that's why there's very few good teams. "Three-quarters of the league is terrible. You look at the Pacific Division and you've got four terrible teams. There's four teams in the Midwest that are terrible. In the Central, you've got four teams that are terrible, and Atlanta and Charlotte are inconsistent.
May 30, 1990 |
James Andrews, a noted sports surgeon, will examine Sixers forward Charles Barkley's aching right shoulder tomorrow. If Andrews concurs with the medical assessment of team physician Jack McPhilemy, Barkley will undergo arthroscopic surgery to shave away bone spurs within the next two weeks. The consultation will take place in Birmingham, Ala., where Andrews, who has operated on Philadelphia athletes Mike Schmidt and Tim Kerr, has his practice. Barkley has been troubled by pain in his shoulder for more than a year, and the condition became acute in the recent playoffs.