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Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

Posted on: August 12, 2010 6:00 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2010 6:00 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

We don't really have an official ruling on anything in the NBA until Charles Barkley speaks on it. So after LeBron's tweet about his mental hit list and all the talk coming from Miami, Chuck weighed in on ESPN Radio 103.3 with Galloway and Company.

"I heard about LeBron's little tweet today that he's remembering everybody who said anything bad about him," Barkley said. "And he said 'everybody.' Well, I want him to make sure that he puts my name on that (list) ... I thought that his little one-hour special was a punk move. I thought them dancing around on the stage was a punk move, and I thought he should've stayed in Cleveland. Him joining Dwyane Wade 's team was very disappointing to me."

See, that's why everyone loves Chuck. He tells it like it is, or at least, how he sees how it is. Barkley continued:

"He's got enough people kissing his ass with his family and all the people who work for him," Barkley said. "We don't have to tell him what he wants to hear all the time ... That one-hour special, them jumping around on stage like punks, that wasn't cool to me. From a basketball standpoint, I wish he had stayed in Cleveland, and if he takes that as criticism, so be it."

It's hard to disagree with anything there. Everything turned quickly into a spectacle which only made the new trio in Miami that much easier to dislike. And it doesn't sound as if Chuck is exactly terrified about landing on LeBron's mental list of death. As he put it towards the end of the interview, "He knows where I'll be, I don't run. I'm on TV every week, I'm easy to find."
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Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2010 11:21 am
 

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

BARKLEY was not at the end of his career when he demanded a trade to win a ring!  He was 28 years old and just finishing his 8th year.  WHY DO PEOPLE FORGET THAT?  All you guys do is talk about the trade to the Rockets when he was at the tail end of his career.  It the trade from Philly that makes him just like Lebron or worse, bc he was still under contract.



Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2010 2:11 am
 

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

The difference is exactly what you said in your blog, at the end of their careers, they left for one last hurrah.  Lebron is in the mist of his career and if he wants to staple the name of the greatest ever, he had to prove it by staying on a team that was built around him.  He should of stayed in Cleveland or even went to the Knicks to prove he can be the guy to take over a game, like Jordan and Kobe.  By him leaving to go to Miami he admitted he can never be the closer.  He needs Dwayne Wade to fall on in clutch situations.  Lebron not only showed the world in the playoffs these past years that he can not take over, but he does not have the killer instincts like Jordan and Kobe.  In the last game he played last year instead of firing the shots to bring Cleveland back for a victory he continuously dished the ball away from himself so he can't be blamed for not making his shots.  This is a cowards solution and he took the cowards way out by jumping on Wade and Bosh's back to get him his championships. (Like Jordan said, he wanted to play against the best to beat the best.) 
P.S Kevin Durant is the next great force in the NBA, and he decided to become a franchise player for the Thunder, he has the killer instinct to become one of the greatest.



Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2010 3:28 pm
 

For those detractors out there

Hate on the Heat all you want. But you still want to hear every word that comes out of these guy's mouths. Rail on their egos and confidence. But your rear end will be planted in a seat in front of the TV set when Miami;s three dozen national TV games are broadcast.

You either love to root against them OR you live to root for them. But your cant or wont stop watching. Thats one reason why almost every story in every NBA city across the nation written about the schedul's release was led by the date their team gets to play the Heat.

So thank us now cuz every place is going to sell out when we come to town !!!!!!



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2010 11:36 am
 

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

There's a big difference in joining a team as a fading star in your 30s and trying to win with a reduced role.. than to go join other stars when you're 25.


There's no comparison here at all.  When people are getting towards the ends of their careers, they should be joining championship level teams, that's just how it is.  The bad teams should be giving minutes to young players and trying to grow/rebuild, and older veterans should be playing roles on good teams.
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No Muck that's not how it is.  That's just how you and others want it to be.  And if someone goes against your unwritten rules than they feel the wrath.  James didn't go to another team because he wanted more money like most free agents,  He didn't leave a championship contender for wanting to be 'THE MAN' like Joe Johnson did when he left the Suns, he left because he put winning multiple championships above all else.  He went to a situation where he felt he had the best chance to accomplish this.  Because of that he is facing multiple criticism etc.  From a personal view point the easy thing would have been to do what everyone wanted you to do.  Sign with the home team and take the extra 20 or so millions guaranteed.  Instead James stayed true to himself and did what he felt was best for him.  There is something almost heroic in doing something because in your heart of hearts you feel it's right despite the negative and relentless criticism hurled by seemingly the entire nation.




Since: Jul 3, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2010 3:14 am
 

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

Go Lebron. I love your DECISION, but you will be facing my Boston Celtics opening night! That game will tell me if I am a true Celtics fan or perhaps switching sides and becoming a MIAMI HEATS FAN. Cant wait to hear the boos.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2010 11:45 am
 

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

 I thought that his little one-hour special was a punk move.

Actually. Sir Charles, that was not a punk move. It was a narcissistic, self-important jackass move. Get it right.



Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: August 14, 2010 10:14 am
 

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

Why do you guys keep saying that Barkley was towards the end of his career when he demanded a trade to win a ring and that thats OK?  Barkley demanded a trade out of Philly when he was 28 years old and just finishing his 8th year in the league, plus he was still under contract.  James is 25, finishing his 7th year and was a free agent.  I just don't see the big difference (except for "the decision").  I truly believe that had Philly told Barkley he was being traded to the Bulls he would have loved it, I don't give a crap about what he says now, hindsight is 20/20 and he can say all the BS he wants now.



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2010 8:34 am
 

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

Being younger makes it different...its called loyalty to a team and a city.  I personally never liked the guy either, I'm a celtics fan, but I am a sports fan and a fan of players staying with there teams thru thick and thin.  Remember as a kid wanting your favorite players jersey and saving up for it?  Then wearing it forever?  You cant do that anymore, the magic is gone with all the players constantly moving!



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2010 8:13 am
 

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

Well said Philsfan! I totally agree these three d-bags running and jumping on stage acting like they won 6 titles! What a joke!



Newsflash to the Miami fan and organization......CELEBRATION AFTER WINNING TITLE NOT BEFORE!

Maybe they kmow something that we dont know. THIS IS THE ONLY CELEBRATION THE GONA HAVE, because this is the only celebration they will have this year after the Celtics punk them out of the play-off.



Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2010 6:11 am
 

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

The difference is exactly what you posted, at the end of his career.  Lebron is in the mist of his prime, if he wanted to prove to the world that he is the best to ever play,  he should of stayed in Cleveland or even joined the Knicks.  But by him joining the heat, he proved that he can not and never will be able to take over a game and win a championship.  His career will be tainted forever and he will never live up to Jordan or Kobe Bryant, he just doesn't have the killer instinct. 

P.S Kevin Durrant is the next big thing in the NBA, his a talent to be reckoned with


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