Charles Barkley’s breakup with Michael Jordan proves his greatness
It still pains Charles Barkley. He and Michael Jordan were once best friends, but they don’t speak anymore.
It’s disappointing and it hurts a lot, Barkley said.
A couple of years ago, Barkley said on TNT that Jordan needed to stop hiring his friends for top jobs with the then-Charlotte Bobcats. It was an obvious criticism, but Jordan, like many athletes, is sensitive, despite all his accomplishments.
So, that was it. Jordan was livid. They became former best friends. And there has been no turning back.
Rodgers-Cromartie put together an outstanding 2016 season for the resurgent Giants defense but nothing worked nearly as well in 2017. Rodgers-Cromartie was suspended one game by former coach Ben McAdoo after walking out of the team facility one day without permission. Rodgers-Cromartie was told he would be benched for the game against the Seahawks for his actionsstorming off the field during the loss to the Chargers and reacted by leaving the building.
After he returned from the suspension, Rodgers-Cromartie’s attitude improved greatly and he was one of the most team-oriented players in the locker room as the Giants continued their losing ways in a 3-13 season. The player everyone called DRC was colorful he wore superhero garb, spoke in sing-song sound bites and was fiercely proud of his still-considerable speed and a sort of Pied Piper for young cornerbacks.
The USC quarterback took the field on a rare rainy day in Southern California for his Pro Day. After not throwing at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this month, this was Darnold’s chance to show what he can do.
He aced the test.
Darnold put on an impressive display, throwing about 60 passes and showcasing his ability to throw on the run, make deep throws and play in the rain. About a quarter of the way through his workout, the rain came down hard.
A few days earlier, when the forecast showed rain, USC planned on changing the schedule so Darnold could throw before the rain hit. He said no, he wanted to throw in the wet stuff.
I think it was a perfect opportunity to be able to throw in the rain and show these teams that I can throw in the rain, Darnold said afterward. I thought I did pretty well. Now it’s up to what they think and see who picks me.