Inside The NBA kicked off tonight with EJ, Kenny, and Charles kicking around the big sports story of the day, Barry Bonds being indicted for obstruction of justice and being a liar-liar-pants-on-fire in front of the grand jury. Here goes a synopsis and analysis of the actual charges against Bonds listed in the indictment. Barkley was ticked, not only because Bonds is a friend, but because of the way the whole thing has been handled: it's been a witch hunt from day one. Kenny made the very fitting comparison of Bonds to Al Capone, the famous Chicago mobster from the 1920's. And they're both right: Barry has definitely been singled out, and it's definitely unfair, but you can understand why: He's Barry Bonds. A lot of guys have used the juice, but none of them possessed the star power and stature of Bonds, a three-time MVP and Hall-of-Fame lock even before he made the decision to cheat for no good reason. Barry, you did this to yourself.
At halftime of the Mavs-Spurs game in Dallas (which Dallas dominated from start to finish in a 105-92 victory), Kevin Durant was in studio, and he was impressive. He's obviously shy, but he's also well-spoken and even got in a little jab at Barkley's weight when Chuck suggested that he wasn't eating enough. Not bad for an 18-year old in his first trip to the kitchen, he definitely handled himself well.