Tiger Woods has shown a restraint many men would be unable to manage. Throughout his career there has unabashed criticism slung at him, for one thing or another, justified or not.
Woods has handled it all either silently or with more grace and decorum than most – especially Charles Barkley.
The NBA Hall of Famer caught wind of the hot comment of the week, when former PGA great Greg Norman said that Woods was “intimidated” by 23-year-old Rory McIlroy.
It was an outlandish comment from Norman. Woods has 74 PGA victories and 14 major championships. McIlroy, while talented and clearly the No. 1 player in the world, has three majors and a handful of tour victories.
Barkley, among others, noticed the absurdity in Norman’s comment. But he took a different approach. Instead of ridiculing Norman, Barkley went after his friend, Woods.
On ESPN radio in Chicago, Barkley said he was “disappointed” in Woods for not speaking up on how outrageous Norman’s claim was.
“I would like for him to just blast Greg Norman,” Barkley started. “That situation gave everybody a chance to dump on you, and (Tiger) still tried to take the high road. I’m not a high road guy. I want him to come out and really blast Greg Norman. I wish he would just go ballistic on Greg.
“I wish I could put some of my blackness in him … like toughness … (I’ve been) arrested eight times for fighting. . . just because I’m Charles Barkley, you can’t disrespect me. . . You just can’t say anything to me anytime you want to.”
Woods has not spoken for any causes, not even his own in many cases. He just gives the political answer, snarls on occasion and lets his play be his mouthpiece. Sometimes, that’s just fine. But the many-times ridiculous Barkley has a real point on this one.
4 thoughts on “Charles Barkley: ‘I Wish I Could Put Some Blackness In Tiger (Woods)’”
Tiger Woods has "Class". He is right when he says, he let's his play be his mouthpiece. Charles Barkley needs to take a lesson or two from Tiger. Period
Not taking crap has something to do with genetics? Charles is a lovable doofus. But a doofus nonetheless…
So Bradley is really telling these up coming children that are heavenly into their choice or sports behaviour wise to stay on the team education is what counts something to put firsthand. Trying to Fight someone for Words come on just think children this is the same man that said he isn't no role model. Please don't end your career before it starts. Tiger Woods knows he wants to go to blows anyway but he can't cause the only person he would be punching is himself ok.
I meant Barkley sorry about that people.