BARCELONA SPAIN — BARCELONA, Spain -- Charles Barkley was at it again yesterday during a Dream Team news conference, and as he fired one salvo after another, several of his teammates covered their heads with their hands.
The best of Barkley:
* On the Olympics competition: "Croatia's going to be there. Lithuania, Germany, Spain, Brazil. . . . They're going to give us a good game -- for a half."
* On foreign criticism of NBA stars competing in the Games: "Why is it such a big deal when we use pro athletes when they've been using pros all these years? Why don't they just take their whipping like people and go home?"