Jan Vesely's kiss of girlfiriend Eva Kodouskova after being picked by the Washington Wizards in the 2011 NBA Draft has been beaten to death, to the point where Vesely himself was making fun of the news media for covering it more than the implications of him being selected. But no story of this nature is truly complete until Charles Barkley weighs in.
The TNT analyst was on ESPN Radio in New York with Mike Lupica and offered a typical Charles Barkley-like take on the situation. Via Sports Radio Interviews:
"I like the fact that she was marking her territory. She wanted everyone to know that ‘this is my millionaire and nobody can have them.' I like that. Hey, millionaires don't grow on trees."
I'm not so sure about that, seeing as
it looked like Vesely was the one who initiated the smooch. (UPDATE: maybe not, on second glance). But seeing as I've never been a millionaire that a girl has wanted to claim, I'm not exactly the right guy to ask about this.