Charles Barkley: OBJ is ‘Becoming Too Famous, Needs to Focus On Becoming a Great Player’ (Video)
Former NBA legend and current TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley loves watching Odell Beckham Jr., but it’s his off the field antics that have him worried.
Ever since that one-handed catch against the Dallas Cowboys, OBJ has literally been everywhere, from securing endorsements and shooting multiple commercials, to hanging out with celebrities, staying at Drake’s house, and possibly hooking up with a Kardashian in his spare time.
While appearing on NFL Total Access, Barkley stated OBJ may need to tone it down a bit and focus on becoming the greatest football player he can be.
“I think Odell Beckham is a stud and he’s getting a lot of commercials, but I think he’s starting to get to the point where he’s becoming too famous instead of worrying how to become a great football player,” Barkley told NFL Network on Friday. “I think he needs to be careful. Just lay low and just kick butt on the field. I mean, nobody cares about all that extracurricular stuff.”
Barkley also had something to say about Odell’s recent comments regarding how Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman is only relevant because of him and the infamous game between the two last December.
“Well that’s just stupid,” Barkley said. “Josh Norman is fantastic. I mean c’mon man. I think that Beckham, I don’t know him I’ve only said hello to him one time. There’s two ways fame works: You run fame or fame runs you. And it can get out of hand very quickly.”