Charles Barkley is normally pro-player, but in the case of Lamar Odom's separation from the Mavericks, Barkley doesn't think Dallas should have to continue to pay him. Does he have a point?
DontHaveAGrandsonWithADogCollar: "Whether you love or hate Sir Charles, you have to agree that what he is saying is 100% truth. NBA shouldnt allow this to happen again."
Brian251978: "Ya know...it's sad that someone can quit on an NBA team and get paid, yet if I were to quit my job I don't get unemployment??!! That's how much of a joke sports are today."
big1dunny: "problem is unlike NFL in the NBA contracts are guaranteed so he's going to get his money regardless. But it doesn't change the fact that Odom has been completely unprofessional."
gambler1650: "It's a contract, so legally, Odom is justified in cashing the checks if Dallas doesn't want to waive him. I'd like to see Odom show a bit of conscience though and return the checks uncashed."
6thBoroTarheel: "no player should do what lamar did and be rewarded with a full paycheck. the mavs gambled on him, but that doesn't give lamar the right to simply not try."
doubleb253: "I don't necessarily disagree with what Charles is saying, but did Derrick Rose earn his money this season or did Greg Oden for the last 3 seasons? Is not as simple as he makes it sound."