“He’s never going to play another game in Philly,” Barkley said. “The fans won’t forgive him.”
“They have to make a trade,” he added. “You have to move on from a bad relationship. They’re not using him and Joel Embiid has been playing great this year, so they’re wasting his talents.”
Barkley — who spent 8 seasons with the Sixers — is familiar with how ruthless Philly fans can be … recalling times they were hard on him when he played for the org.
“I know those fans very well,” Barkley said. “I thought my name was Charles Barkley Son of a Bitch for a long time when I was there.”
CB offered some suggestions on how to end the Simmons saga … saying Philly needs to hop on the phone and call the Boston Celtics, the Houston Rockets, or the Sacramento Kings to help get a deal done.
Speaking of the Kings, Barkley wasn’t too fond of SAC trolling Lakers star Russell Westbrook for his shooting slump the other night … telling us, “The Sacramento Kings should not be making fun of anybody.”