If Derrick Rose thought a former player would have his back for what he said, well, it wasn’t Charles Barkley. The legend crushed Rose on “Inside the NBA’’ when the topic came up.
“We’re so blessed,’’ Barkley said. “I limp around, but I go home to a big ol’ mansion. There’s people that work harder than Derrick Rose, who go home to a shack. There are consequences for what we do for a living. We’ve got the best life in the world. … I’ve got good sheets. I don’t know the thread count, but they’re good. I’ve got a big ol’ car, I never have to worry about my bills. There are pros and cons to what we do for a living.
“As much as I like Derrick Rose that was just flat-out stupid.’’