Erick Barkley was an excellent player at St. John’s University, who left for the NBA after his junior year (mistake), and was a first round pick on the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2000 NBA Draft, but who had a short and unmemorable professional career. He is now a third grade AAU coach in upstate New York, and he believed that a player on the opposing team was ineligible to play an a game, which turned into an altercation with a parent from the opponent’s team.
Said another parent:
“He’s not a bad guy, he just likes to beat people up.”
Barkley is from Queens, where this is how you settled arguments on the playground, but being a full grown man who is a coach that beats up the parents of players on the opposing team is not going to fly. He was a teammate of Ron Artest, now Metta World Peace at St. John’s, so this form of behavior should almost be expected.