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Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Posted on: May 19, 2011 12:13 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

By all appearances, Dwyane Wade and Charles Barkley are friends. I say that mainly because they do commercials together, so I may be wrong, but I doubt it.

Anyway, after the Heat's big Game 2 win, evidently Barkley and Wade had a moment of not getting along. Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that Wade told Barkley, "I'm not talking to you right now man" and Barkley responded, "What I do this time?" Dwyer assumed they were joking, but that doesn't appear so.

Via the Miami Herald, Barkley upset Wade with some comments he made on Chicago radio this week.
TNT analyst and Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley caused a stir Tuesday when he referred to the Heat as a “whiny bunch” on a Chicago radio station. Wade shot back Wednesday, referring to Barkley’s comments as “bandwagon” opinions.

“We don’t care what people have to say about us,” Wade said. “We’re coming out to win the game. And we understand what the word bandwagon means.”

I'm actually not sure that's the totally correct use of "bandwagon" but I'll allow it because I know what you meant. Are the Heat whiny? Well, Chris Bosh is on the roster... but I can't really say. No more whiny to me than any other team. The Heat do play the "woe is us, the media hates us" card more than any other team though. Maybe that's what this was in reference to.

Wade continued on and said, "When I was a kid, they called me whiny all the time because I cried a lot. That’s fine. I’m done addressing what Charles has to say.”

Barkley, who is never shy about his opinions, probably isn't done saying things either. Fair trade I guess.
Comments

Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: May 20, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Anything can be construed as whining at this point.  Barkley's always whining when Kenny smith has a differing opinion than his.  There are way too many Bulls fans that are starting to rival the idiocy of the Celtics fans already.  Are we counting who, when, and how many times a superstar whines now?  Get over it...MJ was the biggest complainer in the history of the sport.  Carmelo Anthony is lame too. Sam Cassell and Allen Iverson were a close third.



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: May 20, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

"Get me outta here!" 



Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: May 20, 2011 12:20 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Who cares if Dwayne Wade is mad at Chuck! The fact of the matter is that is Barkley's job to be critical and to have an oppinion about the game, but if it affects their personal relationship, if they even have one then that proves it even moreso that he is sensitive and takes comments way to personal.



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: May 20, 2011 9:37 am
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Maybe if they didnt whine all the time about how everyone wants us to lose they would not be called a whiney bunch.  That being said 90% of the NBA players are whiney!



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: May 20, 2011 9:16 am
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

You guys should continue hating the heat. It will be funnier for them to win the title despite all your BS



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: May 20, 2011 9:14 am
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Its amazing how people get worked up about what Barkley has to say. If he wasn't busting on people he wouldn't have a job. With the Sixers, he spit on you if he didn't like what you said, or threw you through a glass window. In Pheonix, he shoved Hakeem because he was losing and in result, one of the best quotes ever...Hakem..."you don't judge a winner when he wins, you judge a winner when he loses.  Barkley is an official loser, never won anything. Nobody cares about the hall of fame (just ask Pete Rose). It's hard not to respect Wade and easy to not give a crap about anything Barkey says or does. Philly went from a class act, Dr J. to a selfish non team player, Barkley and then Iverson. Who would of thought A.I. would be more respected than the round mound of blabber.



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: May 20, 2011 7:05 am
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

No doubt ! Coaches start working the refs before the game ever starts ! 



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: May 20, 2011 7:03 am
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Like him or not, Barkley doesn't bite his tongue and sometimes that rubs people the wrong way ! I remember on an episode of "Oprah" he came out to join Oprah and guest Michael Jordan on stage and Jordan teasingly said, "Charles, I have 6 rings winning 1 against you and the Suns and you have how many" ! Barkley shot back, "yeah but you had a great team around you and I was with the Suns and we sucked" !

Later, Jordan was showing some new additions of his Air Jordan line and Bakrley said, "I can't believe people still buy that cheap Air Jordan stuff" ! LOL ! Needless to say, Jordan was not too happy with Barkley's comments which by the way were true ! 



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: May 20, 2011 2:46 am
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

I've been a Knicks fan for longer than that, and I agree with almost everything that comes out of Barkley's mouth.  Funny.



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: May 20, 2011 2:11 am
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

I've been a Knicks fan for 20 years, and this is the probably the first time I'll take Barkley's side on anything...whining has always been around absolutely, but it does seem like there's less maturity in the league these days..I don't know maybe because I'm older and it's funny these guys are my age now too

and I agree with XFactor, if only guys like Oakley were still around


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