Lebron James went on a recent tirade against Charles Barkley. James responded to Charles Barkley’s comments that King James was whining. Charles Barkley said the Cavaliers have given James “everything that he has wanted”. LBJ spoke with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin called Sir Charles “a Hater”.
King James had a lot more than that to say. James went on to say, “”I’m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that… I’m not the one who threw somebody through a window. I never spit on a kid. I never had unpaid debt in Las Vegas. I never said, ‘I’m not a role model.’ I never showed up to All-Star Weekend on Sunday because I was in Vegas all weekend partying…All I’ve done for my entire career is represent the NBA the right way. Fourteen years, never got in trouble. Respected the game. Print that.”
Lebron has been on a warpath with the Cleveland Cavaliers regarding personnel issues. Hence, Charles Barkley has become the third or fourth victim this season in the King’s wake. Lebron has criticized officials, David Griffin, Cavs front office and now Charles Barkley.
James has been having a major meltdown in the month of January. The Cavaliers have lost Kevin Love to a spat of back spasms. As a result the Cavaliers have a record of 7-8 in the month of January. The King has seen the Warriors making huge strides while his team has seem to be misfiring.
Was Lebron James Justified Going At Charles Barkley In such a personnel manner?
Charles Barkley has been critical of Lebron James in the past. Barkley is known to have radical opinions. Sir Charles is very blunt when it comes to what is on his mind. Although some of Lebron’s comments are true Chuck has never been personnel in his criticism of anyone.
Lebron James hit below the belt in a manner that made his legacy look extremely week. More importantly James showed that Charles Barkley is all in his head. Charles has a camp fire that is growing? Lebron is starting to crack and Barkley is serving as the catalyst.
Lebron’s personnel tirade only proved Barkley’s point that Lebron is a whiney baby. James may have roasted Sir Charles but his legacy’s defense is toasted. Charles never questioned his legacy with his recent comments. Barkley kept it strictly about basketball.
Lebron would have been better served saying Barkley never won a ring or he wouldn’t know what it is like to go back to back. James with a simple comment like that would have ended the whole issue. Instead, King James attempted to Ether Charles.
Barkley only came out looking more pristine. LBJ made an annoying critic someone people could empathize with especially because Barkley’s comments were valid. Charles did not mention the fact Lebron’s mother was sleeping with one of his teammates. Sir Charles never brought up that Lebron has been taking kickbacks since he was in high school driving a hummer.
Way To Make Chuck Look Good Lebron
Charles Barkely kept it strictly on the game of basketball and Lebron had to resort to going for low blows. Not only does it draw credence to Barkley’s comments it shows Lebron is weak and unable to take criticism. James may have felt justified to get things off his chest but now he looks petty and silly.
Although Lebron has a resume’ far more superior than Chuck he chose to fight dirty.Lebron only needed to show 3 fingers signifying 3 rings. This may be only the beginning of Lebron’s tailspin in the NBA. In Addition, Lebron’s attempt to “read” another Hall Of Famer highlights his feminine traits.
Furthermore, Lebron can never say the media does not affect him or he does not hear what people say about him. James shot at Charles shows that Lebron is easily perturbed by the media and you can get to him easily.