His opinions aren't that off-base — I think considering what Brandon Roy's done in the playoffs so far, he's deserving of some over-the-top praise. Barkley? Probably would have been less effective had he spent his prime years during this NBA era. But it's Artests hyperactive, glazed-over expression that makes the whole interview impossible to keep up with. Artest appears to be channeling Orlando Jones' door-to-door salesman act from "Office Space."
It was also nice of him to give a shout-out to his hometown buddy who unfortunately went to prison when he was 15-16 years-old.
Ron Artest Calls Barkley Overrated, Roy GOAT [Outside The Box Score]