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Charles Barkley on Andrew Wiggins

Oct 30, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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Following up on AU’s fantastic reminder that the NBA Draft Lottery is a tricky thing, I thought it worthwhile to point out another smart person’s take on Andrew Wiggins.

Sir Charles spoke to Sports Illustrated (via CSN) recently about the Sixers and their future. The quote that I enjoyed in particular was when asked about the presumed No. 1 pick in next year’s draft, Kansas freshman Wiggins.

“First of all, no. Why would I watch a high school player? That’s stupid,” Barkley said. “I’ve heard all the stuff. OK, he’s a great high school player. Let me see what happens when he gets to college. When people ask me who will be the Rookie of the Year, I say, ‘I don’t know.’ The guys have played against college players. Nobody expected Damian Lillard to win Rookie of the Year. I will watch the Wiggins kid play when I start watching college basketball. I am not going to project how great he will be. I mean, Kwame Brown was a great high school player.”

Ahhhh, it burns. IT BURNS.

Love you, Charles.

The SI piece also has Barkley on record saying he’s a fan of the move to keep Nerlens Noel out this season. So at least we get a little Chuck love. Even if it’s for not playing someone.

  1. thekrisheim - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    if there was a line on the high school game, you could probably grab charles’ attention

  2. KJB - Oct 30, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    According to Barkley’s logic, he would have ignored both LeBron and Kobe prior to Day 1 in an NBA uniform. OK, Charles.


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