Our Quote Of The Day comes from who other than the always loquacious Charles Barkley. Chuck actually showed his face in MSG to help call Knicks/Lakers on TNT alongside Marv Albert and Steve Kerr. We all know how much love he has for the Knicks but he also feels similarly towards former coach Mike “No ‘D'” D’Antoni who is clueless as to how to fix the Lakers.
Albert, Barkley and Kerr engaged in a discussion about the lack of cohesion LA is showing under D’Antoni, who likes to run an entertaining system contingent on a point guard. With no Steve Nash and the team reduced to third stringer Chris Duhon, Kerr mentioned how he doesn’t think the Lakers can play at the high tempo D’Antoni wants. Barkley offered this gem as Carmelo Anthony converted a three-point play:
“They’re [Lakers] playing D’Antoni’s system at the defensive end.”