This got me thinking about Charles and his career. One, he is a bad prognosticator. Two, he hates the Big Ten. And three, he was one of the most overrated basketball players of all time.
Bad prognosticator. He is often wrong when he tells you how a game will play out and even if he’s right it’s usually not for the reasons he has given. He was right that the game was close, but not for the reason he said. He said Iowa would win by continuing to hit 3′s as they had in the first half. Wrong! It was because OSU started to rebound Iowa misses better.
Two, he hates the Big Ten. Well he hates Bobby Knight. Knight cut him from the USA Olympic team due to his attitude and refusal to play Knight’s brand of basketball.
Finally, he was overrated. He never once won an NBA championship despite playing with Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Maurice Cheeks. Don’t get me wrong, he was a good basketball player. But one of the NBA’s 50 best, I think not.
He was and continues to be famous for his off the court antics such as DUI’s, spitting on little girls, throwing people into a glass pane, punching a fan and teammate, and admitting to a gambling problem, etc,.
But people overlook that with Charles. Hell, he even makes me laugh sometimes. But that is what he is as a basketball analyst, a joke.
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