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Barkley rips the Heat again

Posted on: June 9, 2011 12:51 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 12:59 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Charles Barkley made it pretty clear that he wasn't a friend of the Heat and their fans when he gave them the tall finger as they chanted "F--- you Chuck!" after Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

But it looks like he's upping the ante.

Talking on the Waddle and Silvy Show in Chicago, Barkley didn't just call out the Heat, but their fans too.

"Yeah they have the worst fans. No question. It's not even loud in there. You're at the game and you are like, 'Man this place isn't even loud.' At least when you go to Chicago, it's loud in there, it's crazy down in Dallas but it's not even loud in Miami."

And then Barkley decided to double down. He said he doesn't root against the Heat, but definitely doesn't root for them. He picked against them in the Eastern Finals and said he'd do it again. Sort of.

"Listen, if the Miami Heat were playing the Washington Generals I would pick the Washington Generals," Barkley said with a chuckle. "It's something about that team that annoys me.

"They just a whiny bunch and I can't root for them."

Two times now Barkley has labeled the Heat a "whiny bunch." He must really mean that one.

I wouldn't say the Heat have the worst fans, but I was in the arena for Games 1 and 2 and he's right -- it wasn't very loud. Miami fans just aren't that invested it seems. They don't live and die quite as much with every shot. It's a good fanbase and a group that supports the team. They're just not actively involved in the game.

As for picking the Washington Generals over them? Is that with or without LeBron James showing up?

Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2011 4:34 pm

Barkley rips the Heat again

Obviously that should be "rude".  I have no idea where "roud" came from. =)

Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2011 4:33 pm

Barkley rips the Heat again

I'm not a huge Charles fan, but when I was watching the NCAA tourney final with my father, he said a nugget of gold that says everything about Barkley the commentator:  "He's a huge jerk, but he always seems to say exactly what we're all thinking."

Once again, he says something roud and obnoxious, but he's right on the money.  As usual.

Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2011 1:50 pm

Barkley rips the Heat again

I meant he will not let the heat lose. lol. Have a field day with that one.

Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2011 1:48 pm

Barkley rips the Heat again

Charles barkley is a moron. If none of you can see that, then the only conclusion I can draw is that you are also morons. Have any of you ever even heard him speak live. If you did, you'd know he doesnt make any sense most of the time. He almost seems senile. Therefore, anything charles barkley ever says has no value what soever.

As for the heat, they will win tonight, meaning it will be anybodys game in game 7. Wade claims he is healthy, which is huge, because he will not let the heat win. The only team who will be wining at the end of this game will be the mavs fans along with the rest of the hater nation.
Yours truly,
Heat fan since 88'

Go Heat!!!! 

Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 12:09 pm

Barkley rips the Heat again

I have lived in south florida for more than 20 years as a Knicks fan and I can tell you firsthand the Heat fans are a bunch of bandwagon jumpers who only show up in the playoffs and only got excited when Shaq came and Lebron came when they knew they had a legit shot at the title. This will always be a football town with the Dolphins and hurricanes receiving much more loyal support however even those teams struggle to sell out games. Granted there are alot of things to do and great weather almost all yr round but if you have 4 million people in the area you should be able to draw fans. The more annoying thing is thew lack of knowledge  the Heat fans have about basketball, mainly beciuse the majority of them grew up with soccer and just recently became basketball fans. They are just expecting to win it all, have no idea about the game and cant realize dallas is the better "team" and is playing better. The most common thing i hear down here is the referees and the nba want a longer series. Maybe its the fact that Lebron isnt a killer and Bosh is soft and the rest of the team is hit or miss.

Since: Jun 8, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 12:09 pm

Barkley rips the Heat again

Oh please!!! Are you telling me that there are no controversial calls favouring Miami?  I saw in game 4 and Lebron was driving baseline and of course was getting nowhere so he just stopped and flopped backwards without so much as being touched.  Wade and LeBron get all the calls and cry about everything.  Have you not seen Wade after every failed drive??? Crying always   

Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 11:33 am

Barkley rips the Heat again

After reading thru these posts I have concluded Chuck is correct. Even Miami's fans are whiny!

Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 10:00 am

Barkley rips the Heat again

Just face it Miami is a 3rd world nation and they have better things to do.  

Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:34 am

Barkley rips the Heat again

Lebron has quit again. The Heat wants to lose so they can wine like a baby. He has no heart. Even if the bastard Heat do win, they will dance around like a bunch of morons. Hope they have learned the Egyptian. Wade already knows it. They make me so sick watching them play.

Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 8:47 am

Barkley rips the Heat again

Charles Barkley is the best, love the fact that he doesnt pull any punches regardless of what anyone thinks he calls it like he sees it-which is rare in this very PC world

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