Charles Barkley didn't hold back last week when he went after Lebron James for complaining to the press about the Cavs' roster.
“Inappropriate, whiny, all the above,” Barkley said about James’s complaining. "It just pisses me off that a guy that great don’t want to compete.”James responded to Barkley's words last night after another Cleveland loss. He didn't hold back either -- and he brought the kitchen sink.
“He’s a hater,” James told ESPN of Barkley following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 104-97 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. “What makes what he says credible? Because he’s on TV? “I’m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that,” James continued “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."James also accused Sir Charles of being a hypocrite for bringing up his friendship with other players like Chris Paul and Dwayne Wade.
“Go watch the ’93 Finals when John Paxson hit the shot,” James said. “Barkley and Jordan were laughing and joking with each other during one of the games while somebody’s shooting a free throw. In the Finals. But, oh, nobody were friends back then."So far, Twitter seems to be Team James.
So, what's everybody talking about today? pic.twitter.com/PhYW4P2Uzy— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 31, 2017
Lebron said The monstars only lost in space jam because Charles Barkley shaved points to pay off his gambling debt.— B.C. (@yesthatbc) January 31, 2017
.@ShannonSharpe: At no point in time was Charles Barkley ever the best player in the NBA. LeBron James has been for the past 10 to 12 years. pic.twitter.com/JeYoLEZF5H— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) January 31, 2017
I love everything LeBron James said about the hater he need to stop drinking at work. TNT can I stop by and get a drink— Charles Oakley (@CharlesOakley34) January 31, 2017
When Charles Barkley saw that lebron dissed him pic.twitter.com/bkSIuyeXGn— mao (online ) (@MaoGreens) January 31, 2017
Lebron came outta nowhere and hit Charles Barkley with the.... pic.twitter.com/lt8vXNkqQ0— EL FOOSAY (@SheHatesJacoby) January 31, 2017
The fact that LeBron had all that heat memorized makes me think he's been waiting yeaaaaaaaars to let Barkley have it— Martenzie Johnson (@Martenzie) January 31, 2017
Years after he retired, Lebron James posterizes Charles Barkley.— McNeil (@Reflog_18) January 31, 2017
this was a PRECISION internet ethering by LeBron he couldve released the napalm during Inside the NBA/let Barkley respond NOPE minutes after pic.twitter.com/9hhpRNLV1e— AGENT OF NBA CHAOS (@World_Wide_Wob) January 31, 2017