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Barkley Wants to be a General Manager

October 26, 2009 – Dr. Anklesnap

Yesterday it was being reported that Charles Barkley of, getting DUI’s on the way to meet hookers fame NBA on TNT fame, is making a public pitch for his services as a General Manager of an NBA franchise. In classic ‘Chuck’ fashion, Barkley knocks the NBA GM’s league wide in stating his case:

“It’s time for me to be a general manager,’’ said Barkley, who has been at TNT for eight years. “I think everybody around me knows it’s time for me to take a different challenge.

“I always want to keep going as a person. I love my job. I love the people I work with. But now it’s time for me to take on another challenge as a man. I need to grow as a person and it’s time for me.

“And certainly I can do a better job than some of these guys have been doing.’’

I’m not sure if it’s a longing to be a General Manager or if it’s just another chance to compete with his longtime friend and rival Michael Jordan, as MJ is a co-owner and executive with the Charlotte Bobcats. Chuck says he wants to ‘grow as a person’, but personally I think the managing of a basketball team is best left to those that are equipped to handle the in’s and out’s of contract negotiations. Charles may be better suited to act as a scout or marketing representative for a ball club. Or maybe i’m just bitter that if CB gets a job as a GM he won’t have enough time to entertain us all at half-time and post-game as an analyst.

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