Sports | September 21, 2017 2:17 pm

Charles Barkley Calls NBA Players ‘Poor Babies’ Over Extended Season

'I think it's a travesty that the NBA didn't just tell these guys to play basketball two days in a row.'

A close up shot of NBA TNT Analyst, Charles Barkley talking on set before the New York Knicks game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 25, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
A close up shot of NBA TNT Analyst, Charles Barkley talking on set before the New York Knicks game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 25, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hall of Famer Charles Barkley didn’t hold back when speaking at Southern Methodist University about the NBA’s decision to extend the season and stop teams from four games in five nights, ESPN reports.

“You know, these poor babies can’t play back-to-back games. They’re making 20, 30, 40 million dollars a year. But we want to make it convenient for them. … We can’t stress ’em out,” Barkley said, reportedly employing a sarcastic tone. “So we’re just going to make it more comfortable for them. The private jets and four-star hotels is not enough.”

Then, he got serious, saying: “I am so angry — angry — at the NBA for [not] telling these guys, ‘Wait a minute, we’re paying you guys 30, 40 million dollars and you can’t play basketball two days in a row?’ I think it’s a travesty that the NBA didn’t just tell these guys to play basketball two days in a row. Moving the season up, it’s just a joke to me.”

Take a look at his comments in the video above. His comments on the NBA begin at 5:40.