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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: May 18, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

I was thinking the same exact thing. How could anyone on the Heat talk about bandwagonning when there entire fan base are bandwagonners. Even in the regular season they never have a capacity crowd unless NY or LA are there oponnent. They have the shittest fan base on the planet, and as soon as Lebron and Bosh came, and they start to win a little. Everyone comes out of the woodworks as a Miami Heat fan. What a joke. 



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

They have earned nothing? Are you serious? Both Dwayne Wade and Lebron James are near the top of the league in nearly every statistical category at their position, both are at or near the top defensively at their positions, Wade has won a championship, while Lebron has been MVP and taken a bunch of nobodies to the finals with Cleveland. If they haven't earned anything thus far, i doubt they ever will, according to you. Did you just start watching basketball? By the way, every superstar in the league thinks they are fouled every time.



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

If any team has ever benefited from bandwagon fans... it would be the Heat.  Their total fan count went from 603* to roughly 1.200 over night.

The all-time greats wouldn't complain about (legit) criticisms, they'd use it as motivation.




*98% of all statistics are made up. ~Unknown



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

 "Does this mean I'm not in your 5?"   haha

 Wade, man up. Talk it out like a man if someone steps up and says something. Don't cry like a 15 year old girl and say "I'm not talking to you"

 Wah wah, Wade.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

How many times did Lebron look like a little baby on some of those calls, why does he think he gets fouled evertime?


Really????  You act like it's just Lebron.  Almost every player acts like that.



Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

We, the fans/groupies/media have made these self acclaimed so-called SuperStars think they have a free pass from committing fouls. They also think that when they decide to drive to the basket, everyone should move aside. They also think that when they throw up BRICKS, that someone MUST HAVE fouled them because that just doesn't happen to superstars. I like Wade, not Miami, but since no names were called, then he mut think of himself as the biggest whiner. Just like whinning at what Barkley said, that's the same way they whine at the refs. They shouldn't even have time to listen to what others say. They are in one of the biggest matchups during the playoffs. Go to the gym, practice, practice and practice some more and quit worrying over what was said.



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

Finnaly someone tells it like they see it. How many times did Lebron look like a little baby on some of those calls, why does he think he gets fouled evertime? I even Wade catching some of Lebrons whinning. Both of them give off the persona like people owe them respect, respect is earned. They have earned nothing.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:55 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

"I'm not talking to you right now man"...Yeah, way to disprove those whiner allegations.

Barkley is only saying what everyone else wants to/thinks, but doesn't have the forum.

Thank you Mr. Barkley.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along right now

To help clarify and re-direct some of your comments, Barkley never called out Wade specifically by name.  He referred to the entire team as a "whiny bunch."  Now, I understand that the Heat are pretty much just 3 players, but don't take that comment further until he says more.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Barkley and Wade not getting along

I had never paid attention to the NBA until OKC got the Thunder.  I remembered Charles Barkley only as being a great player some years back.  Now after watching him as a TV "talking head' he's become one of my favorites.  He appears to be seeking honesty and displaying wisdom.  He understands the game and has been bold enough to make his comments interesting.
We, as an NBA city, have been on the negative end of some of his words.  We've invited him to visit here and get to know us before passing judgement.  I hope he comes here but he is still interesting and fun to watch.  One of our 'heavy hitters' should fund his trip here,  give him court-side seats, and show him our town during this series when a game is here.   Mike Fair



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