Most sane people laughed at the joke when the Chuckster's name was "floated" as a potential replacement for Steve Kerr as the Suns GM. It is pretty funny, kind of like Bill Simmons wanting to take over the Timberwolves.
Turns out, Chuck is serious. At least as serious as Chuck can be when he's not kissing Dick.â†µ
"I know that I'm ready," Barkley said to the Republic's Dan Bickey. "I've been very patient. I've been doing this for 10 years, and what television has given me is objectivity. When you're a player, you think that the player is always right. You think that the media and fans are full of (bleep). When you're on TV, you see things differently. You have to be objective."â†µ
I honestly don't know where to begin with this but lets just start with Charles' own words in the very same interview in which he's theoretically pitching himself for the job.â†µ
"Let's not kid ourselves: Just because you have a lot of money doesn't mean you know anything about basketball. I don't think (Sarver) made his money in basketball. He made his money in banking. We don't get stimulus packages in the NBA."â†µ
You see what he did here? He was his usual blunt, direct, opinionated self (which I love) and in the process insulted the guy he wants to hire him. Not very subtle that.â†µ
Lack of technical expertise and experience aside, what we know about Chuck is that he's a gambler - not a good one - and he's got all the creativity, tact and patience of Oliver Miller at a free crab buffet.â†µ
It was a pretty good joke, though.