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Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron

Posted on: May 25, 2011 5:27 pm
Edited on: May 25, 2011 5:28 pm
Posted by Royce Young

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?

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: May 28, 2011 6:37 am

Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron


All of what you said was nothing. 1st the Bulls only compare to the Thunder in the way they are Coached. The Bulls have better talent and a better bench and better Coaching. They do compare with being Young. And the Celtics maybe old but they were no Old, tore-up from the floor-up like the Lakers. The simple Fact is, the Heat have earned being a trip to the Finals and Lots of people like yourself Hate them. But if you look at the Heat and Mavs in a True Basketball fashion as a peaking Team, on Defense and Offense they are a hard Team to beat. Chandler and DeShawn try to make the Mavs a Tougher Def. foe but in this Series against the Heat they will hurt the Mavs because they don't play smart ball. And thats were the Refs come in to be used as an excuse by Cuban and his Mav Fans or anyone that Hate the Heat. By the way Dallas is Old as well and this is more than likely their Last Hoo-Rah! Heat in 6....

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:49 pm

Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron

Hey Charles Barkley is funny. He really doesn't care what anyone says about his comments. What I'm looking for is the league hates Mark Cuban for his history as far as critizing the league on everything. I don't particularly care about Cuban but, I'm eager to see how these games will be officiated. I want to see how even the games will be called. I'm willing to bet by "Hook or Crook" the heatles will be getting more calls and Wade and the self proclaimed king will be getting the calls their way.

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:31 pm

Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron

I can also say you are not an expert, Dallas has been a very good defensive team all year.  I agree the Heat are peaking, but so are the Mavs and the 2 hottest teams are about to play.  My only concern is watching Wade and James get calls all series and have another championship stolen from us.  That shit Lebron pulled the other night when he fell backward and pretended to get hit in the face when Rose's hand was a good 6 inches away was BS.  Then he winked at the crowd, if you want to be an actor go to Hollywood, that stuff is bad for the game.  Just be aware the Mavs have already beat 3 very good teams, dominated the champs, and only lost 3 games the whole time.  Neither team winning would surprise me, should be a good series 

Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:48 pm

Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron

This is laughable!

The Heat came together, the way they did, Wade was there, LeBron then Bosh, then the critics, then the cynical critics.

Now that the Heat are about to do what they said they would do, the critics are starting to wail.

Cry-on you whiny, wussy, cynical critics, "CRY-ON"! 

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:15 pm

Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron

I love me some Barkley he speaks straight from his heart, F*ck Lebron and the other whiny wussy (Wade), want to call me too Nike? I'll explain why I think the heat is bad for the NBA. Nike has been exposed, uh oh, bet they dont like that

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:03 pm

Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron

After watching the Heat for 82 games this year, I cannot claim to be an expert, but I can say this wholeheartedly; They are playing the best basketball of the entire season. They are peaking at the right time.  We all have seen teams that had problems or mediocre regular seasons come alive and go deep into the playoffs and sometimes all the way.  The most recent example would be the Packers.
Prediction for the finals....Miami 4 Dallas 1.

There is no substitute for DEFENSE.

Based on the conference that they are in and based on Dirk's inability to play defense, the Mavs don't have a chance.

You ALL know it.  You ALL see it.

Its just hard to admit...when your a hater.

Believe me I know.  I'm also a Dolphins fan.

Go Heat!

Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 2:28 pm

Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron

I agree.  i wish Barkley could have gotten a ring.  Just like I wish Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith had as they alll deserved to.  But it did not happen.  Barkley is fun to listen to.  It was kind of lame with that sex thing when he got pulled over but other than that, I like him.  I do not like Lebron.   I hope Dirk takes them down. 

Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: May 27, 2011 12:05 pm

Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron


Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2011 10:06 am

Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron

You've got to love Chuck Barkley.  One of the only guys who says what he wants, and is usually right.  He is completely right that today's stars are pampered.  Does that make them wussified, probably?  Was D. Wade whiny when he claimed during the season that everyone should be happy now that the Heat were losing?  Sure was.  Give me a break.  The Heat have 3 players making $300 million.  Do they deserve criticism.  Yes they do.  Are they now getting credit, yes they are.  But they have to earn it, and they are.  Should D. Wade be criticized for his less than stellar effort against the Bulls, you bet.  Who was the best of the Big 3 in the Bulls series?  LeBron followed closely by Bosh, who consistently hit the mid range jumper opening up the lane for himself and his teamates.  What do I think about Nike?  I don't buy their shoes or their clothes because they cost waaaay toooo muuuch. 

Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:59 am

Barkley: Nike told him to chill about LeBron


I don't care about the Heat much and I don't have a hate for them like some but I just had to respond to your "lets talk basketball". You state that the Heat have proven themselves by beating the best teams in the East. They started with a 500 76ers. Not really a tough matchup. Then came the Celtics. The Celtics are old and were not the same team after trading away Perkins. Then the Bulls, who like OKC are also young. Rose will be great but he is not playoff tested and he has very little help on that team, especially with Noah disappearing in the series.

I am not trying to say that some of your points about the Dallas schedule were not right. I am just pointing out that the otherside of that story is not much better. I think it will be a good series. I really think Dallas has an edge (Just a feeling) but the Heat D is pretty tight. But the Mavs have some really good shooters. Historically, if you have 3 of the top 4 players on the court you will win. So the odds favor the Heat.  

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