“Why They Always Trying to Get Rid of Him?”: Constant Criticism of 2X Super Bowl Champion Leaves Charles Barkley Astonished

Published 12/11/2022, 7:30 AM EST

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NBA legend Charles Barkley sat down with co-host Ernie Johnson of ‘Inside The NBA’ for another show by NBA on TNT. The two appeared on the show, ‘Steam Room.’ As the two talked, Barkley was confused to see the amount of criticism faced by a two-time Super Bowl winner, which had left Barkley astonished.

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As the two were talking, Ernie noticed a crumpled piece of paper that Barkley had brought with him. He kept that right next to the table where he was sitting. 

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Charles Barkley defended Jimmy Garoppolo

Barkley first gave a shout-out to Jalen Hurts. He further mentioned that Jalen Hurts is playing amazingly well this year and according to Barkley, he should’ve been an MVP by now.

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Jalen Hurts plays for the Philadelphia Eagles who are 11-1 right now. A lot of that credit does go to Hurts. However, Hurts was not the player that Charles Barkley defended while talking to Ernie.

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Barkley brought up the name, Jimmy Garoppolo, who played his initial years with the New England Patriots as a backup to Tom Brady. He won two Super Bowls before joining the San Franciso 49ers.

Moreover, Barkley was astonished to see the amount of criticism that gets thrown in his direction. He said, “You know, I don’t know this due but I Like him, Jimmy Garoppolo. I like him a lot as a player. I want to know why they always trying to get rid of him.”

Barkley also added, “But you know, I just like Jimmy Garoppolo man. All he does is win and they always trying to get rid of him. And all guys on television do is criticize which is pissing me off. Thought the objective was to win, so shout-out to Jimmy Garoppolo.”

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Recent injury to Jimmy Garoppolo

Affectionately known as ‘Jimmy G,’ recently Garoppolo suffered an injury that would have him sidelined for about six to eight weeks. He spent his initial years playing under Tom Brady who is considered to be the GOAT of football by many. Brady did mentor him during his time with the Patriots which resulted in the two forming a close personal relationship.

Hopefully, Garoppolo returns to action soon as he rehabilitates from another injury.

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Abhishek Dhariwal

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Abhishek Dhariwal is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He earned his bachelor's degree in English Honors from St. Xavier's College and his master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism.
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