Sep
21
2012
Barkley urges Tiger to blast Norman
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

 

Barkley wants Tiger to go ballistic on Greg Norman

Oh, Chuck… his candor is ever endearing, but he’s really the only person who can get away with such antics, like throwing a fan through the window, among his other various indiscretions.

Earlier this week an attention-seeking, delusional Greg Norman said that Tiger Woods was intimidated by Rory McIlroy. Norman also threw in that Tiger was passing on the torch to Rory, just like Jack Nicklaus did to Norman. Ummm….errr…ever heard of Nick Faldo? But I digress.

According to Barkley, Tiger hasn’t spoken to him ever since the golfer’s sex scandal in 2009. Since he can’t reach his old pal directly, Barkley often passes messages along via the media. This time, Barkley, who was fired up and upset with Norman’s remarks, went on Waddle and Silvy’s radio show in Chicago on Thursday and gave Tiger some advice, via the Big Lead:

I would like for him to just blast Greg Norman … 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 go ballistic on Greg … I wish I could put some of my blackness in him … like toughness — I’m not talking about that mental golf toughness. Just like, you can’t just say anything to me … [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 …

Yep, Charles wishes he could “put some of (his) blackness” in Tiger. The audio is worth a listen. If you’re at work, I’d put on headphones.

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