Charles Barkley hasn't been getting along with the Heat lately. He called them "whiny," made his commercial buddy Dwyane Wade mad, had fans throw and chant things at him and then flipped them off.
So yeah, not everyone's getting along. And now one of LeBron's cash cows is chiming in, according to Barkley. Via the Miami Herald:
“I don’t know if Dwyane’s upset with me, but I don’t sit around and worry about it.” He said LeBron James hasn’t said anything to him. “These athletes today are all wussified,” Barkley said. “I’ve been saying LeBron’s been the best player in the league for three years. And I say one thing criticizing The Decision, and I get a phone call from Nike saying why don’t I like LeBron? It’s interesting how this [expletive] works. These groups today, if you don’t say 100 percent positive about their guy or their team, they overreact.”Nike, you see, is protective of LeBron. Remember when they confiscated the video of Jordan Crawford dunking on him at a basketball camp? So you can imagine how they'd handle someone saying mean things about him.
I don't blame them though. That's their guy. He makes them money. Of course they'd defend and stick up for him. Still a little bit weird though. Right?