TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley joined the show to talk about the big stories around the Association.

Barkley weighed in on Dwight Howard’s season in Los Angeles: “This year he’s disappointed me. … I’ve always thought he was a franchise player. I’m starting to wonder now. The one thing you have to be as a franchise player is tough. You don’t get to whine and complain. You just have to take it. This is the first year I’ve seen a kink in Superman’s [armor].”

Barkley thinks that Howard should have approached his reported conflict with Kobe Bryant. “He should have already told Kobe Bryant to shut the Hell up by now,” Barkley said.