"That little team y'all got in Washington, they're mediocre at best," said TNT analyst Charles Barkley on a conference call. "You want me to tell you they're really good? They're not very good. They're mediocre at best. That's just a fact. That's another team that's disappointing. If you want me to tell you they're world beaters, they have a shot at this thing, they don't have a shot at this thing. They're just playing out the 82 games of the regular season, maybe get to the playoffs, and their season is going to be over. That's a fact."
Barkley announced that he would be running for Governor of Alabama in 2014 as an Independent.