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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.

Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:25 pm

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

I guess you guys never watch Kobe Bryant...

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:19 pm

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Wade is one of the  biggest whiners in the game and Lebron is the right there with him. They both think they deserve a call from the refs every time they touch the ball. Wade personally gets way too much special treatment from the refs. And he thinks he gets fouled every time he shoots the ball. As a basketball fan I am sick of it. Treat every player fairly and equally or the NBA will lose a large portion of their fan base. Over the past years most of the people I know who were big fans simply don't watch anymore because of that very thing. It seems that there is favoritism and it looks as though games are being fixed. It is no more obvious than in the playoffs. Last nights game was no exception! It seems as though Lebron's gigantic ego and "crybabyness" is contagious because of the change I have seen in Wade ever since Lebron moved to Miami. The NBA is on a downward spiral. I can only hope that there IS such a thing as karma and it comes crashing down on those who deserve it! 

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:12 pm

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Barkley is a hater who wants to see the Heat fail.  He's a hypocrite because he demanded his way out of Philly and joined a completely stacked Suns team that was able to immediately compete for a title. Then he chased a title in Houston joining Hakeem and Drexler.  CB, what is the difference between demanding your way out via trade, or signing elsewhere as a free agent?  There isn't one.  You tried to do the exact same thing Lebron is trying to do, and you immediately bashed him for it. 

The Celtics were the first of this generation to buy themselves a super team by getting Ray Allen and KG to join Pierce and nobody hated them for it.  In fact many seem to admire the Celtics for it.  Now everybody hates the Heat for doing the exact same thing.  If people want to complain about the dynamic duo (No, Bosh is not good enough to make it a dynamic trio), thats fine, but Barkley should be the last person on earth to do it.

Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:10 pm

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

The Heat will win by double figures again at home and win it all in 6.  You Bulls fans are living in denial.  It's all gravy that you have the season MVP and he shoots 88% at the charity stripe during the regular season.  But for some reason you guys are suffering from short term memory loss and the "choke job" by two members of the Memphis Tigers a few years back.  Chris Douglas-Roberts and your precious MVP.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:06 pm

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Interesting comment by Dwayne Wade,"We're coming out (to win the game)."

Earlier in the week Barkley, and rightly so, attempted to alleviate the stigma placed on gay athletes by the homophobic mainstream of organized sports with his personal commentary.

Looking back, maybe it was his good friend Dwayne Wade and the rest of the Heat Chuck was talking about when he said, "I don't care if a guy is gay as long as he can play." 

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:54 pm

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

When the Heat lose they can be whiny. Especially when the words "crying" after a loss hit the news. I haven't seen that in the Heat lately, so they have turned that around, but the stigma of Wade saying that the world is ok, the Heat are losing, that's something everyone remembers, regardlessof a change or turn around. I didn't realize anyone took Barkley seriously anymore ? He makes the most shocking statements of any of the analysts, he might be on his way out ? Who knows ? At times, when Charles says things like he does, it sounds like he just awoke and is groggy, says it because of the controversy & shock value and it's baseless & without substance. Both are drama queens and ham it up for the cameras pre & post game. Probably why I haven't watched the NBA playoffs, this Heat team is like the last one they built for a championship. It's actually detestable that the NBA allowed it to happen. Coincidences of circumstances, that's how the Celtics or Lakers pick up a key player or two for a championship team. But again, the evidence in this Heat assembly is overwhelming to players & team colluding. Cleveland's core was allowed to go to Miami, Bosh and the best of the Heat were assembled in that fashion with Heat ownership tanked the roster and dumped the players that have been working towards getting the cHeat to the next level. That killed any integrity for NBA & Stern looked the other way on it. If this was the 1920's & MLB, how far removed is this from being the 2010-11 version of an NBA scandal like the White Sox fixing games ?

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:11 pm

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Spoken like a true bandwagon rider.  You must be a new Heat fan otherwise you would know how many fans showed up before.

Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:02 pm

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Yup the entire fan base is bandwagon. That is the type of loser statement from fans that are jealous that their team isnt in the position the Heat are in? Whether someone has been a fan for 15 years or two months why should they have to justify it to you? Weren't you still a Knick fan when Eddy Curry and Steve Francis were stinking up the Garden? The Heat fan base has always been there, its just not as large or as obnoxious as the fans of the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, and of course the Knicks.

Since: Apr 8, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:56 pm

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

My thoughts exactly Bloodpee.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:55 pm

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Charles Barkley said the absolute truth when he said the Miami Heat were whining. They were whining about everything the Chicago Bulls did. Fact is the Heat were beat on the boards on the floor and shooting. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh need to just shut up and play. All year they have said the media hates us the fans hates us. Woe is us we have got no love from anyone as I see it they just need to play on the court and shut up.

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