Charles Barkley isn’t backing down from current NBA players criticizing him.
— Sporting News NBA (@sn_nba) February 8, 2017
Barkley says they can’t handle his criticism.
Per Sporting News (via ESPN‘s “Mike and Mike”):
“This new generation, they all stick together, they all play together, they’re all AAU babies,” Barkley said.
“Any type of criticism directed toward them, they consider it hate. Even if it’s a fair criticism, they consider it hate. So, no, it does not bother me what the new generation thinks, to be honest with you. I know they all stick together, so that’s just part of it too.”