While appearing on Dan Patrick Show, retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Charles Barkley ripped the Los Angeles Lakers after Darvin Ham’s hiring and said the team still won’t be any good:
“Well, I’m glad Darvin got an opportunity ’cause he’s paid his dues. He’s a nice guy. We’ll have to see what kind of coach he is. But listen, if one of your coaches is close to the same age as your players, your team not gonna be any good anyway. The Lakers, they got a serious dilemma on their hands. Their best player’s gonna be 40. Anthony Davis has never been healthy. Obviously, Russ [Russell Westbrook] is gonna be there one more year, so what’s really bad about the situation – next year is gonna be the same as this year. And then LeBron [James] just gonna be a year older, and then they’ll have Russ off the books,” Barkley said.