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Celtics’ ‘legit chance of beating’ Heat, Jeff Green as NBA’s ‘most underrated player’ and other Charles Barkleyisms
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On October 24, 2012 @ 10:28 am In General | 1 Comment
Round Mound of Sound Charles Barkley  joined fellow NBA on TNT studio analysts Reggie Miller  and Shaquille O’Neal  on a conference call Tuesday afternoon relayed by both the Orlando Sentinel  and South Florida Sun-Sentinel , and all three agreed the Celtics  have “a legit chance of beating” the Heat this season.
Given that both teams met in an Eastern Conference finals that lasted seven games before Miami ultimately captured the NBA championship last season and the Celtics made significant upgrades to their roster, none of these remarks are all that surprising. But this one from Barkley is somewhat startling.
“I think the most underrated player in the NBA is Jeff Green ,” said Barkley, who also proclaimed himself “a big Jeff Green fan” last season . “I know he didn’t play last year. I loved him in Oklahoma City. When he got to Boston, he went late into the year, so he really never got comfortable. I think he is going to be fantastic.”
Barkley also made some classic Barkley statements about the C’s Atlantic Division rivals.
“The Celtics got an older Kevin Garnett  and a Paul Pierce ,” he said. “They brought in all these younger guys to bring in energy and take the load off of Garnett and Paul Pierce, and the Knicks brought in a bunch of old geezers. Listen, I’m a big Marcus Camby  fan and Jason Kidd  is one of my favorite players, but they’re not going to be able to keep up in a seven-game series with LeBron James , Dwyane Wade  or playing against the Celtics in a seven-game series. Not even the 76ers — and I love what the 76ers have done — or the Brooklyn Nets. Those old guys are not gonna be able to compete with those young guys when those games come every other day.”
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 Charles Barkley: http://media.weei.com/golf/charles-barkley.htm
 Reggie Miller: http://media.weei.com/basketball/reggie-miller.htm
 Shaquille O’Neal: http://media.weei.com/basketball/shaquille-oneal.htm
 Orlando Sentinel: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/blogs/sentinel-sports-now/os-charles-barkley-tnt-celtics,0,6287255.post
 South Florida Sun-Sentinel: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-10-23/sports/sfl-miami-head-charles-barkley-s102312_1_heat-reggie-miller-lebron-james
 Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 Jeff Green: http://media.weei.com/basketball/jeff-green.htm
 proclaimed himself “a big Jeff Green fan” last season: http://msn.foxsports.com/topics/m/video/50174332/the-dan-patrick-show-charles-barkley.htm
 Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm
 Paul Pierce: http://media.weei.com/basketball/paul-pierce.htm
 Marcus Camby: http://media.weei.com/basketball/marcus-camby.htm
 Jason Kidd: http://media.weei.com/basketball/jason-kidd.htm
 LeBron James: http://media.weei.com/basketball/lebron-james.htm
 Dwyane Wade: http://media.weei.com/basketball/dwyane-wade.htm
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