The Saints signed veteran guard Orlando Franklin to a one-year deal Thursday, according to ESPN.com.
Franklin, 29, started all 16 games for the Chargers last season before being released in May. At 6-7, 330 pounds, Franklin is a load in the middle of an offensive line. His addition gives New Orleans flexibility after losing left tackle Terron Armstead to a torn labrum in June.
I stick by what I said, I’m not going to make this personal … he was all whiny last week, Barkley told ESPN Radio. I’m good and I’m straightforward, I’m never going to get personal on an NBA player.
James ticked off a well-known laundry list of notorious things Barkley did or said during his playing days, including the famed I am not a role model quote. James was trying to contrast Barkley’s character with his own; James said he has not had any such issues in his career.
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Barkley said he was amused by James doing some homework and Googling Chuck’s history.
Some of the stuff he said about me is correct — (it) doesn’t make the message I said about him incorrect, Barkley said. Some of them are intimidated about LeBron [but] I’m not intimidated at all.
Barkley can repeat and/or expand on that response Thursday Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys if he’s Cheap Goalie Jerseys Soccer in the studio for TNT’s Inside the NBA.