ATLANTA - One of the most disliked sports announcers in the history of sports announcing has just fired an NBA salvo at Los Angeles Lakers super star Kobe Bryant.
Charles "Chubby" Barkley told Rufus Reno with Sports Balls Illustrated Daily that Kobe learned a lot from reading about the circus and being around Phil "The Zenmaster" Jackson.
Charlie, as his number one fan Omarosa calls him, went on to explain that Kobe was so downtrodden that his team might not make the roundball playoffs that he got together with Jackson and devised an injury scheme.
When Reno asked Barkley where he got this preposterous idea from the Human Volcano became very upset and smoke appeared to be coming out of his ears.
Reno feared that Mount Fat Boy was going to erupt at any moment.
Barkley then told him that he had gotten his information from a Lakers ball boy who had heard a Staples Center hot dog vendor say that he overheard one of the Laker bench players talking about it on his cell phone.
El Carlos, as Barkley is known in East L.A., remarked that Bryant is the P.T. Barnum of Basketball.
He pointed out that Kobe reasoned that if he was hurt and hurt bad then he could tell or rather yell at his players to play harder and give it 110 percent just like he was; but he was doing it all on one leg.
Reno commented that the Jackson - Bryant Injury Ploy seemed to work pretty darn good as the Lakers defeated the Indiana Pacers 99-93 in their next game.
SIDENOTE: Barkley told Reno that he is planning on calling up President Obama and asking him to make Kobe the U.S. secretary of state when he retires. The Human Volcano smiled and said that there is no doubt in his mind that Kobe Bean Bryant could easily convince the Taliban and Al Qaeda to give up their terrorist ways and become Jehovah's Witnesses.