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Heat fans chant at Barkley, he returns the finger

Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:55 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2011 7:37 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

I don't really know why Heat fans might be upset with Charles Barkley. Maybe it's because of his recent little spat with Dwyane Wade where he called the Heat a "whiny bunch." Maybe, oh I don't know, he said something else in the past 10 months that they haven't forgotten. Maybe it's because he picked the Bulls.

Whatever the case, they vocalized some level of displeasure for him after Game 3 in Miami.

TNT's studio team broadcast postgame outside of American Airlines Arena and the crowd behind started chanting at Barkley and even threw what appeared to be a balled up t-shirt at him. Barkley, being Barkley, returned serve by flipping off the crowd behind him. Are you really all that surprised? Here's video of the event (with a warning that there's profanity throughout the clip):



The Sun Sentinel reports that TNT will be moving their studio show indoors for Game 4 to avoid a repeat of the scene outside. Barkley went on Miami radio and talked about the incident:
"You know those people can yell and scream but they don't have the hair on their (butt) to grab me," he said. "They don't have enough hair on their (butts) to walk up to me man to man and say, 'Let's do this.'

"All that yelling and screaming just makes me laugh, man."

"They were telling me I suck," he said. "They were telling me I never won a championship. Like, 'Come on, give me something better than that, dude.'

"I always laugh at that statement, 'You didn't get a ring.' I'm like, 'Dude, you work at McDonald's.' My life's a lot better than yours. You relax.'"
Good comeback, Chuck. I always love the "I'm better than you" response.

Wade added to it when asked about the incident, taking the fans' side. "Charles got a little frustrated with it. Good for them." I'm sure he hasn't forgotten the whiny comment either.

Of course earlier in the game a Heat fan heckled Joakim Noah so much that Noah responded with an apparent gay slur directed at the fan. Game 3 was quite eventful for Heat fans.

Comments

Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Heat fans chant at Barkley, he returns the finger

Wow, just watched the video!  Miami fans have to be the most PATHETIC!  No class what so ever!  I wonder why little Johnny's teacher says he cursed at her...hmm, i wonder to!! 



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: May 24, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Heat fans chant at Barkley, he returns the finger

Damn  , I finally am backing up  that Racist barkley at something  lol    Miami's fans are faggots as Joakim put it ..................  well  90 percent of south beach is gay anyway  lmao  i hope the Heat beat the Bulls and get crushed by the Mavericks and their white superstar who by the way is better than lebron and wade   ........... that will be Classic



Since: Apr 24, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2011 12:08 pm
 

Good night... and you stay classy Miami.

...as always.



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: May 24, 2011 11:38 am
 

Heat fans chant at Barkley, he returns the finger

They got what they asked for if you think about it.  They wanted a reaction and got one. 



Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 11:15 am
 

Heat fans chant at Barkley, he returns the finger

Charles is getting bigger by the McNugget.



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 10:47 am
 

Heat fans chant at Barkley, he returns the finger

Fans need to shut up and enjoy the game. The drunk asses that spout off at the athletes (and broadcasters) give the whole crowd a bad name. The d-bag that was yelling at Noah should have been removed. Grow up.



Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2011 10:28 am
 

Heat fans chant at Barkley, he returns the finger

LOL.. Why is he being whiny now? Did he forget his own comments?? He is just being too sensitive there. It's just a normal reaction from the crowd. Why are they doing it? YOU asked for it Barkley! You are the one who attacked Miami all year long. You asked for it, and now you are whining about it?? Huh! Man up will ya?? Do your job like a man!!! Did you forget what you were advising the Heat?? hehehe

By the way, ok, your life is better than the life of a McDonald's worker, but Wade's is better than yours, because he HAS A RING!! loooool



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: May 24, 2011 8:56 am
 

Heat fans chant at Barkley, he returns the finger

I loved Charles giving them the finger! What the hell are the Security or Police Guards doing? Cart those thugs off to where they belong... the Crossbar Hotel. 



Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: May 24, 2011 8:12 am
 

Heat fans chant at Barkley, he returns the finger

Now as a fan, you paid your money, you have the right to express yourself.

NO YOU DO NOT! That's an absolutely ridiculous statement. Fans do not have the right to use vulgar language and basically shout anything they want at whoever they like. No way..........

You paid your money, now sit down, enjoy the game, and SHUT UP! I may have paid money to go to the game as well and no way do I want to hear a bunch of drunk, rowdy fans sreaming obscentities at the players, or anyone else.







Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 7:26 am
 

Heat fans chant at Barkley, he returns the finger

Barkley rocks.  So does the 5 buck box.


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