‘Conspiracy’: Charles Barkley Torches The Lakers

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Charles Barkley is sick and tired of hearing about the terrible Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers are 11-16, and dropped the team’s latest game Tuesday night to the Boston Celtics. Yet, LeBron James and company are covered in the news like true contenders.

Barkley has had enough of it, and he made that crystal clear Tuesday night.

LeBron James and the Lakers are having a terrible season. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

“The Lakers stink. They all forcing us to show them all the time like they gonna be good, the NBA. It’s a conspiracy, and then we got all these clowns on TV that have to talk about them every day. It’s a conspiracy. We have to talk about the Lakers. The Lakers are awful … For some reason, these morning talk shows and us, we have to show the Lakers all the time. The Lakers stink,” Barkley said during halftime of the Lakers/Celtics game.

Does Charles Barkley have a point?

It’s hard to argue with Charles Barkley’s logic. The Lakers are a horrible team that is five games under .500. The Lakers aren’t even close to sniffing being competitive.

Yet, due to the brand and the fact LeBron James is on the team, you’d think the Lakers were a top three team with the amount of coverage the franchise receives.

Not true. Not true at all. The Lakers are atrocious.

Charles Barkley ripped the amount of coverage the Lakers get. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Over the last five games, LeBron James and company are an abysmal 1-4. However, you’d never know it by how much coverage the Lakers get. you wouldn’t know it at all.

Charles Barkley, as he usually is, hit the nail right on the head. As he pointed out, does anyone talk about the Washington Wizards – the east comp for the Lakers – at all? Of course not.

The Lakers and LeBron James are 11-16. Charles Barkley ripped the amount of coverage given to the team. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Unless the Lakers actually make a run and get in position to compete for a title, the media should stop pretending like the franchise is elite. It’s not and everyone with eyes knows it.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.


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  1. And this is why Turner needs to keep the NBA… Do you really think Sir Charles would be able to get away with these comments on The Four Letter Nitwit networks? Hell no…

    Charles is speaking for a lot of non-Lakers NBA fans when they’re getting sick and tired of LeFraud and Company sucking up so much airtime at the expense of teams worthy of national coverage (Milwaukee, New Orleans, et al). Man, when Sir Charles nails it, he nails it.

  2. The only justifiable explanation is the Lakers are a giant brand and have LeBron, which draws larger viewership. IDK if this is accurate without seeing how their games rate on nationally televised games vs actual good teams in smaller markets. That said, who the hell wants to watch and constantly hear about a mega brand with a shitty team?

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