“Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest basketball players ever and he had a flaw that we all know about,” Barkley said. “You have to tell the picture in totality. We’re not trying to make Kobe out to be no hero. We’re celebrating his basketball excellence. We understand what happened in Colorado. That’s fair, but two things can be true.”

The NBA plans to honor Bryant’s basketball legacy throughout this weekend leading up to the All-Star game in Chicago on Sunday.

Chuck always keeps it real.

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