If you’re a snitch, then don’t watch TNT. Or, at the very least, stay away from Charles Barkley. And definitely don’t hoist any 3-pointers when you’re winning big.
The former Sixers legend appeared on the Dan Patrick Show and condemned the anonymous people who basically leaked the news of the New Orleans Saints bounty program.
“You have to be a punk to snitch that out,” Barkley said. “That’s like giving a reporter an anonymous quote. That makes you a punk, if you do anonymous, but also, you don’t bring that out x amount of years later.”
Barkley also admitted that bounties have been doled out in the NBA, especially during Sir Charles’ days. He wouldn’t name any names, but admitted to paying up to $5,000 for knocking a guy out.
“I’m a firm believer, if a guy shoots a three, that you knock his ass as far in the stands as you possibly can,” Barkley said. “We were getting beat by 30 or 40, I can’t remember, and the guy was shooting threes, running up and down the court, and I said, ‘Hey, we’ve got to hurt that guy right there.’”