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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."

Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2010 8:07 am

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

Punk ?
more like selfish/weak/idiotic move .

Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2010 7:56 am

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

It makes it "more exciting" for fans of two teams I suppose. The only other excitment is from betting "the field".

Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2010 7:54 am

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

What do you mean if he had the chance?

Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2010 7:53 am

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

this is why millions of viewers watch "the nba on tnt". Chuck will tell you to yo' face ( very bluntly may i add),how he feels about you. you could be an official, head coach, hall of famer, politician, his boss or a bumb! doesn't matter. say or do somethin' stupid and feel the rath of the Chuckster!. you da' man Charles. oh and for the record... i totally side with you on this whole "Lebron", "Miami Heat" bullsh*t. an older but improved Celtic team ( Jermain O'neal, Shaquille O'neal, and returning Celtics) are gonna destroy Miami. 

Since: Aug 11, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2010 7:43 am

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

Charles Barkley was a phenomenal player.  He stayed in Philly when they could not build a championship team around him.  When he was traded to Pheonix later in his career he got them to the NBA finals.  He also ended up in Houston at the end trying to pick up a ring with Hakeem but MJ made sure he did not get one.  I don't think anyone believes that "The Decision" was a good idea.  If you are breaking up with someone you do it in private not to a national television audience.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2010 7:21 am

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

He is good for taco bell because most people who like Charles are in his class and probably cant spend more than the $5, for a taco meal.


Yeah numbskull ? What about a person like me blockhead ? I have 2 physical disabilities which prevent me from working a decent job. The modest income I do have keeps me constantly saving and scraping up enough money to barely pay the bills and still be able to eat
.Yes, I happen to like Barkley and I can barely afford the $5 meal at Taco Bell ! I'm not as blessed as you are. Steak and lobster for brunch at least twice a week is on your menu I'm sure. Of course you're going to bash Barkley, seeing as how LeBron and Co. now play for the previously worthless franchise that you root for. You're as much of a classeless twerp as LeBron is. Shut your pie hole, loser !

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2010 6:47 am

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

Your right I think anybody who has made a mistake in their life, loses all right to have an opinion. I don't think Mr. Barkley is in the minority with his opinion either. That spectacle "The Decision" was an embarrasment to basketball. Anybody who would defend that is the real dumbass.

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2010 6:29 am

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

No, overweight Chuck would have gotten drunk and driven to the casino. OR, he would have come up with a golf special to show how incapable he is of learning.

It is easy to see now why Chuck never one a title, he doesn't have the brain power to do it. I imagine that 1 show generated more money for charity than Chuck did his entire life. In fact, I guarantee you that Chuck gambled away more money than he ever gave to charity. But he was the one that was able to institute deducting fines on his taxes as a business expense.

Neither Chuck nor Webber should be allowed on TV because they can't effectively communicate.

Lebron gave Cleveland every chance to help build a winner around him and he got Shaq. When the Celtics knew they needed help, they got Allen and KG for Pierce. Miami just got James and Bosh. Had Cleveland gotten Bosh and Amare everyone would be happy.

But to compare James credibility or character to Sir Charles is a joke.

James will have the last word in this discussion.

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2010 6:21 am

Charles Barkley rips Miami's Big 3

Really? Lebron does a special and donates it to Charity. All 3 take less money to play together. Not to mention they are really good friends. Wade happily comes off the bench for the USA team. And you come out with this nonsense?

A guy has been in the league for 7 years and his team did NOTHING to help him build a winner. They got good but needed more parts to get over the top (kind of like the Celtic big 3). And the Cavs owner showed his true colors.

It is funny how people are still up in arms over all of this. It has to be because of jealousy. Your are jealous your team didn't do it. What would you say if Cleveland brought in Melo, Paul, Bosh? You would have been thrilled.

But they didn't and I know every coach is now trying to figure out how to game plan around trying to defend when even 2 of these guys are on the court together.

There might be a game for the first time in history when 3 people score 30.

As for Barkley - what a joke and a waste. They should have fired him for good after his DUI but he would have cried racism. He can't even speak clearly. Him and "better get a TO baby" Webber are why I refuse to watch any part of a pre or post game show.

Since: Apr 19, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2010 6:14 am

Love him or hate him

I like the fact that Charles has what it takes to speak his mind.  Too many times today I see people trying to be "politically correct", and if you agree or disagree with him you have to respect the fact he says it the way he sees it.
I tend to agree with Charles in this case.  Lebron has come into the league as the "annointed King" right up there with Michael and Kobe.  Well you have to earn that.  Lebron seems to think everyone should just be there when he wants the spotlight.
One thing that especially proves Charles point are all the times he would get his team mates on the side line, play games like pretending to film one another.  It's good for Lebron when he's winning.   Then when they lose in the playoffs, he does not have enough class to shake the other teams hands and says. (Im a competitor).
Lebron is doing it again.  When it's good for him, awesome.  When it's bad for him, he pretty much acts like a spoiled child.
To the "annointed king",,  win something before you even think you are Michael or Kobe or Charles............

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