Charles Barkley Went OFF On The ‘Coward’ Lakers Amid The Frank Vogel Firing Rumors

Charles Barkley has had enough of the bulls-t coming out of Los Angeles.

All year, the Lakers have struggled mightily to reach their expectations. And all year, the scapegoats have been coach Frank Vogel and point guard Russell Westbrook. Finally, Sir Charles has declared that it’s enough.

During “Inside The  NBA” on TNT on Thursday, Charles Barkley said he’s sick of LA using scapegoats after creating an inadequate team.

“The way they have tried to throw Russell Westbrook and Frank Vogel under the bus is just really pissing me off,” Barkley said before he was cut off and they interviewed a waiting guest.

“I’m still mad,” Barkley said when they returned. “Now listen, I’m not going to sit here like all those clowns from other networks that have their heads up the Lakers’ booties. They’re blaming Frank Vogel and Russell Westbrook. Listen, the people up top that put that trash together are running and hiding like cowards saying, ‘oh, it’s Frank and it’s Russ.’ They put all them old geezers out there.”

Charles Barkley has some wild takes. But this one is spot on.

When Rob Pelinka decided this offseason that the answer to LA’s problems was adding Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Malik Monk, most fans clowned them for getting older when they needed to get younger and more athletic.

So yeah, we can sit here and say the root of the Lakers problems come from Russ and Vogel. But at the end of the day, LA might need a complete roster overhaul before they’re considered a true contender.

Props to Charles Barkley.


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