Charles Barkley displeased with Isiah's media treatment
I celebrated Jackie Robinson Day early this afternoon by listening simultaneously to WFAN and a conference call with TNT's Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller.
Mike and Chris were on one of their creepy/dangerous rides down the whitewater rapids of sociology and race, discussing the lack of blacks playing baseball these days. Uh, oh.
Chuck, meanwhile, was going off on the media's treatment of Isiah Thomas. He wondered about the reaction had Thomas skipped some late-season games to scout, as Pat Riley did in Miami.
"If Isiah Thomas had done that yall would have hung him up in New York," he said. "Y'all would have killed him, but you gave Pat Riley a pass. Thats a ---- double standard . . . People went out of their way to criticize Isiah."