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BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

Posted on: June 14, 2011 3:21 pm
Edited on: June 14, 2011 3:37 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Another day, another chance for Charles Barkley to talk about the Miami Heat. To recap so far:
  • He's hammered on LeBron for The Decision all year.
  • He made fun of the welcome party.
  • He called them a "whiny bunch" twice.
  • He flipped off a group of Heat fans.
  • He told Heat fans he's got a better life than them because, I'm paraphrasing, "they all work at McDonald's."
That's just some of it. Barkley hasn't taken the Heat lightly at all this year so with them falling short in the NBA Finals, Barkley has gone on basically every radio show that's asked him and ripped on them a little more while they're down.

First up, LeBron's comments saying about his critics, "At the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today." As he told WIP Philadelphia with Howard Eskin and Ike Reese:
"I do feel bad. I tell you LeBron is a good guy who said some stupid stuff. He is a good dude and he is going to get crucified. He deserves some of it. He does deserve some of it, but I do feel bad because he is going to get crucified. He’s a good dude who says stupid things sometimes. He shouldn’t have said to the public.”
The host then said, "His comments demean 99 percent of his fans that don’t have the kind of money that he has?" Barkley's response:
“Listen, LeBron is a really good dude who has not made a bunch of very good of statements in the last year. The thing that has really bothered me about this team is they would never admit they made any mistakes. Dwyane [Wade] is a great guy and LeBron [James] is a great guy, but they actually don’t think they’ve done anything wrong. That’s what makes me laugh about this whole scenario.”
Barkley does a pretty good job of not taking on that question directly because if he had and subsequently ripped LeBron for it, well, he would've been quite the double-talker. Because he said virtually the EXACT same thing with his McDonald's comment. Barkley's line about LeBron can really be applied to himself as well. He's a good dude who says stupid things sometimes. Heck, that kinds of describes most of us, myself included.

Barkley was then asked about LeBron's tweet that said, "The Greater Man upstairs knows when it's my time. Right now isn't the time."
“God is a Dallas Mavericks fan! Howard, I hate that. I hate that more than anything in the world because the notion that God has a favorite team. I think that is one of the most…I hate when guys say that. You thank the Lord for having great health, but the notion that the Lord likes one team better than the other. I hate when guys say that. That’s just stupid."
Yeah, that's not at all what LeBron meant. The guy can't catch a break for anything. Kevin Durant has said almost the exact same things and people just go awwwwwww. LeBron lives in a different world, but people have taken that tweet and slayed him for it.

Host: Isn't that another way to not take responsibility?
"Yeah no question. I wish LeBron…I wish he would say ‘Hey you know what congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks. They played fantastic. Congratulations. We had a good season, but we got to get better and I got to play better.’ That would have been the perfect tweet. You congratulate the Mavs and you say ‘You know what? We had a good season. We had a good season, not a great season, but I’ve got to get better.’ I was doing an interview earlier today and the guy said ‘What would you tell LeBron James?’

I said tell him to get his ass down in the post and learn to post up because right now I’m not even sure what position he plays. Let’s take away all this noise going on. As a basketball player I’m like for a guy that big and that strong to be standing out there and jacking up jumpers all night. It’s like ‘Dude take your big strong ass down on the box and post up!’ He would get ‘X’ amount of points on the fast break finishing, but he’s got to learn how to post up. He’s a big ole’ strong boy like every time he shoots a jumper the defense is like ‘Thank you lord. Thank you for making him shoot a jumper because I don’t want that big coming at me full speed.’"
That's just a taste of Barkley's thoughts on the Heat. And I'm sure it won't be his last word either.
Comments

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 9:03 pm
 

BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

Barkley calls it as he sees it. I like that he takes a stand unlike so many announcers who just bounce the way the game is going. He is not always right but no one is. His rationale is usually bang on.

He is bang on with Lebron and the Heat.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:25 pm
 

BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

Barkley i remember these words coming out of your mouth. The Mavericks are a good team, but this is not there YEAR. You lied

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I do not think he said this is not THERE year.
 



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:03 pm
 

BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

We shouldn't judge characterbased on post game interviews. You guys don't know these men from the next stranger on the street.
Would you want to be judged on your life based on a sports interview.



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:59 pm
 

BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

You're blowing it out of proportion. He meant Only God knows when it is going to happen. Remember he didn't go to college and
his statements may be a little off but you should be smart enough to objectively decipher.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:58 pm
 

BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

I wish he would say ‘Hey you know what congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks. They played fantastic. Congratulations. We had a good season, but we got to get better and I got to play better.’ That would have been the perfect tweet. You congratulate the Mavs and you say ‘You know what? We had a good season. We had a good season, not a great season, but I’ve got to get better'

Couldn't agree more, Barkley!



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:55 pm
 

BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

Don't discredit the other guys who put in solid work Haslem,Chalmers, and Anthony



Since: Feb 12, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:54 pm
 

BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

"The Greater Man upstairs knows when it's my time. Right now isn't the time." That statemnet in itself says everything we need to know about Lebum. "The greater man..." He cant even get a simple saying correct. "... when its my time". There is the whole reason the heat will never win a championship. A true leader would have said "its wasnt our time". Its a shame really that he thinks so much of himself and nothing of everyone else. He's one bad injury away from being a broke as$. Lets see if he has the same entourage when he is broke and "At the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today." You've got to stop quoting randy from the Trailer Park Boys Lebum. What an IDIOT you are.




Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:51 pm
 

BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

1. Lebron doesn't hate all fans the question pertained to his critics which he is definitely not looking to get on their good side.

2. The Heat made it to the NBA Finals. Don't discount what they've done just credit the Mavs for being better coached.

3. Charles is a big guy so he would like to see him down low. I'm not saying he doesn't need to work on his post game but he is not a
    power forward and that is not the only thing he can do. He just needs to add it to his game.



Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:27 pm
 

BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

Barkley is the BEST!!!!!!



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:26 pm
 

BarkleyWatch: Guess what? He ripped Heat again

The video of the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals doesn't prove that he threw the game, In fact with his performance in the 2011 NBA
Finals I really think it proves otherwise. Could we stop with The Cleveland Cavs signing free agent thing. Nobody is going to sign with the Cavs as a free agent with no Lebron there. Cleveland fans should've known he was leaving anyways he was the most coveted free agent last
year but couldn't get anybody superstar players to join him. They knew he was leaving they just didn't know where. I'm not saying he did it the right way but stop being a bunch of whiny asses and let it go. If he is such a loser now then why do Cleveland fans care if he left anyway.


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