Charles Barkley Calls Basketball Analytics ‘Crap’ on TNT (Video)
Charles Barkley has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind. So when cohort Kenny Smith brought up the subject of analytics, and their increased use in the NBA, Chuck had some thoughts. Namely, he thought they were “crap.”
More specifically, Charles Barkley said, “a bunch of guys who have never played the game, and they never got the girls in high school” were the founders and champions of analytics. Then he got a little more specific as he targeted Rockets GM Daryl Morey. He claimed that the Rockets aren’t a good team defensively, and no amount of analytics will justify them giving up 118 points to the Suns.
Hmm. He’s got a point.
Anyway, here’s the video:
I could watch Charles go on about this for hours. DAMN SMART PEOPLE AND THEIR NUMBERS!