Okay, so recently we had legendary NBA player and TNT analyst Charles Barkley call LeBron James out basically for being a baby back bitch because Bron openly called the Cavaliers management out for not giving him the help he believes he needs to win a title saying, “Get me more help. We need more playmakers.”
Barkley’s comments on LeBron asking for management to improve his roster:
“Inappropriate. Whiny. All of the above… The Cleveland Cavaliers, they have given him everything he wanted. They have the highest payroll in NBA history. He wanted J.R. Smith last summer, they paid him. He wanted Shumpert last summer. They brought in Kyle Korver. (LeBron)’s the best player in the world. Does he want all of the good players? He don’t want to compete? LeBron’s a great player and a great guy, but this notion that he’s got to have all the best players on his team… This ain’t like a 7-Eleven where you can go in and buy anything.”
Okay, love it. Barkley isn’t my favorite but he nailed this one right on the money. “He don’t want to compete?” is my favorite line. That’s what Durant chose. No competing, just winning. That’s what LeBron did when he moved to Miami with the Big Three – not competing, just winning. And that’s apparently the trend of the NBA.
Here’s what LeBron had to say back about Barkley:
“He’s a hater. What makes what he says credible? Because he’s on TV? 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.”
For sure. You have been an upstanding citizen LeBron, but that doesn’t make me think for a second you’re not an upstanding BITCH. You still are whining for management to make your team better instead of accepting the role of underdog (still first in the East but whatever) and overcoming the odds.
Which got me to thinking…
Ketch and many others have defended Durant’s move to go to the Warriors in pursuit of a title. Well, then maybe LeBron should whine enough that he demand he get traded to Golden State. Could you blame him then?? It’s for a title! Maybe the Knicks should trade Melo to the Warriors for James Michael McAdoo! Couldn’t blame him – certainly a more likely title than playing with the Knicks!!! Maybe ALL the best guys in the NBA should join forces for “their legacy” and ” to win titles”, while we the fans suffer watching a worse overall product across the league with a preconceived
notion knowledge of who will win the title.
Chuck has it 100% right. There IS something to competing with your boys. Your team may not be the most talented LeBron, but rising up and overcoming is what makes the greats just that – GREAT.
I want to close the book on my point that Durant made a soft decision and I sincerely think LeBron is making that point for me… So for once – THANKS BRON!!!
I Never Said I Was a Role Model,