NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, who has never had a shortage of opinions, claims that Patriots fans take their team, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady for granted.
“Let me tell you guys something," Barkley said at Gillette Stadium Saturday night. "When Bill Belichick leaves and Tom Brady leaves, your team is going to f***in' suck.
“In New England, y’all have a chance to win every year. I’m impressed with the Patriots organization because they’ve lost so many people and y’all take winning for granted (in New England). Y’all do."
Barkley said he was a friend of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Belichick and was a guest for Saturday night's playoff win over the Colts.
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