Tonight, the Sixers face off against the Spurs in an effort to win their first game and avoid going 0-17. It also marks the beginning of Charles Barkley’s bet with Mike Missanelli. If the Sixers lose tonight, Chuck will be on Mikey Miss’ show tomorrow (and every day after a loss until they win one), but he’s not worried about this. In fact, you can count Charles among the dwindling number of national media people who agree with the Sixers’ plan.
Charles said, according to the Sporting News:
“I actually like what they are doing. They have got a bright future. They got the Rookie of the Year (Michael Carter-Williams), they got (Nerlens) Noel back, I think he is going to be a good player. I am not playing (Joel) Embiid this year, I am not playing him. I am going to get another lottery pick next year, and I got four studs going forward — I’ve got a point guard, I’ve got a power forward, I’ve got a legit center. They’re hoping, in three or four years, they can be what Oklahoma City is now.”
We’ll see how on board he is if he has to call into Mikey Miss’ show for the next few months.