Charles Barkley Says Greg Oden is the Key to Heat 3-Peat
We all love Chuck, but sometimes he just says some silly things, you just have to ignore them, but they are funny nevertheless. Here is what he had to say about the Heat chances to 3-Peat.
“I think that you saw the flaws in the Miami Heat last year, (specifically) their lack of size. And I think the key to me is going to be (free agent center addition) Greg Oden (who hasn’t played in a game since December 2009 because of knee problems). If he gives them physical size, it’s going to be very difficult to beat the team. But that’s their real weakness — size. Every big guy they play against just dominates them. I think it really, to me, it depends on what Oden has left in the tank.
“You saw last year, where first of all they shouldn’t have won the championship — (the) San Antonio (Spurs) just flat out blew it — but you see how (Indiana Pacers center) Roy Hibbert, (San Antonio forward) Tim Duncan had flashbacks. When they play against big guys, man, they just get dominated.”
His overall point about the Heat’s lack of size is legitimate, but counting on Oden to shore that up isn’t going to happen.
Frankly, the Heat have won two titles with just serviceable big men, no reason to think they can’t do it again.