Thursday , Sep , 20 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Rating NBA Players Turned Media Reporters: Mo Williams, Stephon Marbury, Jalen Rose, & Charles Barkley-Kenny Smith

If you can’t beat them, then join them. That’s the attitude of some NBA ballers, who have had a rocky relationship with reporters, but still become full-fledged media members themselves …

If you can’t beat them, then join them. That’s the attitude of some NBA ballers, who despite having a rocky relationship with reporters still become full-fledged media members themselves.

Oh, the hypocrisy. Only kidding. But since media scribes face endless criticism, it’s only fair that the players-turned-reporters face the same feedback. Below are clips of some current and former players, who have made the jump to television. As always, hit us with your feedback in the comment box below.

NBA Player: Mo Williams, Milwaukee Bucks.
Thoughts On Broadcasting Skills: It’s a good thing he signed a 52 million dollar contract with Milwaukee. Keep the day job Mo.

NBA Player:
Stephon Marbury, New York Knicks.
Thoughts On Broadcasting Skills: More must-see Steph TV. A little eccentric, but that’s Steph.

NBA Player: Jalen Rose, unrestricted free agent.
Thoughts On Broadcasting Skills: Pretty tight. Rose is a natural, which is a good thing because his playing days are pretty much done.

NBA Player(s): Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.
Thoughts On Broadcasting Skills: The Larry King and Anderson Cooper of NBA journalists. The Round Mound of Rebound and The Jet are pretty dynamic for TNT.  Barkley never won an NBA Title, but he did receive an Emmy award for providing thoughtful comments …

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