Charles Barkley on Shaq LeBron the NBA

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> Jimmy: WE'RE BACK WITH CHARLES BARKLEY. I TOLD YOU BEFORE I LOVE "INSIDE THE NBA." I THINK YOU GUYS MUST HAVE THE BEST CHEMISTRY ON TV. >> THANK YOU. SHOUT OUT TO ERNIE AND KENNY. >> Jimmy: NO SHOUTOUT TO SHAQ? >> SHOUTOUT TO SHAQ. >> Jimmy: YOU HAD A CONVERSATION LAST WEEK THAT WAS MOPPING THE BEST EVER. IN INDIANAPOLIS, THE CLIPPERS WERE PLAYING. THERE WAS A BAT IN THE ARENA. >> YES. >> Jimmy: YOU MAINTAINED THAT -- >> A BAT IS A BIRD. A BAT IS A BIRD. THERE'S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BAT AND A BIRD. A BIRD AND A BAT IS THE SAME THING. >> NO, THEY'RE NOT. >> Jimmy: ARE YOU STANDING BY -- >> I'M STANDING BY THAT! >> Jimmy: YOU ARE STANDING BY IT. >> THAT'S RIGHT. A BIRD AND A BAT IS THE SAME THING. >> Jimmy: BATS ARE HAIRY AND BIRDS HAVE FET. FEATHERS. >> YOU DON'T HAVE ANYBODY HAIRY IN YOUR FAMILY? >> Jimmy: SHAQ SAID HE ASKS THE WAITER OR W5I9 RESS HOW MUCH HE'D LIKE THEM TO TICK AND WHATEVER AMOUNT THEY ASK FOR HE TIPS. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THAT? >> HELL, NO! WE WERE DOING A TRIBUTE TO JOHN GLENN WHEN HE PASSED AWAY. HE SAID WHEN YOU WALK OUTSIDE YOU CAN SEE THE MOON BUT YOU CAN'T SEE L.A. YEAH. SO IT'S GOT TO BE CLOSER TO THE MOON. THIS IS A GUY I WORK WITH. HE THINKS WE'RE CLOSER TO THE MOON THAN L.A. BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THE HOOP WHEN YOU WALK OUTSIDE. >> Jimmy: HE'S REALLY TALL. >> I LOVE THE GUY BY HE'S NO ROCKET SCIENTIST. HE'S NO ROCKET SIGN TILS. >> Jimmy: YOU DON'T LO THE SUPER TEAMS LIKE THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS WHERE THE GUYS ARE FRIENDS AND THEY MAKE THEIR OWN TEAM. YOU'RE AGAINST IS THAT? >> I HATE THAT. I THINK SPORTS ARE ABOUT COMPETITION. YOU DO THE BEST YOU CAN AND LIVE WITH THE RAMIFICATIONINGS. I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR FOR SMALL MARKET TEAMS. THE FANS -- FIRST OF ALL, ALL THE PLAYERS ARE MAKING A BAZILLION DOLLARS. GOD BLESS THEM. I JUST DON'T THINK IT'S GOOD FOR THE GAME. >> Jimmy: SOME TEAMS CAN'T -- >> IF THE GUYS PLAYED TOGETHER, IT WOULD BE A LOT MORE PARITY. I THINK ALL THEY WANT IS MY TEAM NOT TO STINK UP THE JOINT. RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN FEBRUARY. MOST OF THE TEAMS ARE OUT OF IT. I JUST DON'T THINK THAT'S GOOD FOR THE OVERALL GAME. LISTEN, I JUST WANT COMPETITIVE BALANCE. BLESS ALL THESE GUYS. THEY CAN MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY WANT TO BUT I LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE. I WANT MILWAUKEE, THEY'RE GREAT THIS YEAR, GIANNIS. I WANT DETROIT, ORLANDO, ATLANTA, SACRAMENTO. IT USED TO BE THEY COULDN'T WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP BUT THEY WERE WORTH GOING TO SEE. >> Jimmy: YOU THINK LeBRON JAMES WILL WIN A TITLE WITH THE LAKERS? >> THAT'S TOO HARD QUESTION. THEY'RE TRYING TO GET ANTHONY DAVIS. IT'S GOING TO BE PROBABLY THE MOST INTERESTING SUMMER IN NBA HISTORY. BECAUSE YOU HAVE FOUR TEAMS THAT HAVE TWO MAX SLOTS AVAILABLE, THE LAKERS AND THE CLIPPERS AND YOU GOT THE KNICKS AND THE NETS. >> Jimmy: IN THE TWO BIGGEST MARKETS. >> IN THE TWO BIGGEST MARKETS. THE NEGATIVE THAT IS, WHO DON'T GET THOSE PLAYERS, THEIR TEAM'S GOING TO STINK. >> Jimmy: RIGHT. >> OR IF THEY LEAVE ALL THOSE OTHER TEAMS, THOSE TEAMS ARE GOING TO STINK. AT SOME POINT THE OWNERS ARE GOING TO SAY THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH. THESE GUYS ARE BILLIONAIRES. YOU DON'T WANT TO PISS OFF BILLIONAIRES. >> Jimmy: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO JEFF BESOS. >> STOP IT, JIMMY. >> Jimmy: GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

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