Charles Barkley LeBron James

Yesterday, LeBron James responded to NBA veteran Charles Barkley, who said he whined too much -- especially after his Cleveland Cavaliers go on a losing streak. Barkley was on point; LeBron whines too much when the Cavs lose.

In response to a question from ESPN about Barkley's statement, LeBron said:

"I’m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that,” James told ESPN. “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.”

On Wednesday, Barkley responded to James' little hissy fit, saying:

"I was laughing, clearly he did some homework… he Googled me and found some things. He was young when I was playing, so I appreciate that, but I’m not upset about it… my criticism was fair and I’m good with that.

Some of the stuff he said about me is correct — doesn’t make the message I said about him incorrect. Some of them are intimidated about LeBron [but] I’m not intimidated at all. I stick by what I said, I’m not going to make this personal… he was all whiny last week. I’m good and I’m straightforward, I’m never going to get personal on an NBA player.”

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  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    My uncle says the same thing about LeBron. I think he is just passionate about winning. I don't know because Kobe was my fave bb player. I barely paid attention to alot of other ones.

  • nekkkyj

    Charles barkley is doing his job and lebron is always whining about something

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • mzwhang90210
  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch
  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    "I'm not going to let him disrespect my legacy." The man said you whine a lot, bruh. That's an observation, not disrespect. But you got in your feelings, (see 'you whine a lot') and brought up Barkley's past transgressions like they have anything to do with you whining a lot.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Ion like Charles and walked right by him when he was at my job....so I even if he is right...HE WRONG!!

  • stav

    This C00N is a disgrace!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Awww I see Tamron quit

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • stav

    Is this a real cover?

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Yes, it is.

  • mzwhang90210
  • stav

    Good for her, she knows her worth, and refuses to be cast aside for racist white trash.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I hope not

  • KarmaBackAround

    Barkley, u started it tho! U cant take a man's love for the game n call him a cry baby..Jordan cried alllll the time n i never seen Charles pull up on him for it..

  • stav

    It's fitting for him though!

  • Fred G sanford

    FUKK Barkley wit hiss FATT AZZ

  • KarmaBackAround

    I remember when Charles said all San Antonio women was fat! The shade was hilarious. .a must see!

  • puppylove

    Why Charles. I used to love you.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I hate when outspoken people act like you just have to deal with it. They are typically the main ones who are very sensitive. SN though, his job is to analyze and comment on all things NBA, including the players.

  • Lovezoe

    I hate when someone asks for baker recommendations and someone recommends a grocery store cake. Yeah, they be good but I'm pretty sure that's not what folks looking for. Maybe I'm just boughie bout my birthday cakes.

  • mzwhang90210

    I remember when Charles said that he agreed with Zimmerman being found not guilty. Said that Trayvon had "flipped the switch" and escalated the fight.
    Charles can kiss my whole community's a$$.
    I said it.
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  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Charles has put his foot in his mouth countless times. We're just tired of him and his uncle ruckus behavior. He's the Stacey Dash of the sports world.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I can't stand his tap dancing alcoholic ass! I hate that he has a platform to spread his ignorance daily. I'm happy the other commentators check/ ignore him when he sprews his bull.

  • mzwhang90210

    His mush-mouth a$$.
    Talks like he as a mouth fulla hubba-bubba and doo doo

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Yes, unfortunately it is. He took a lot of backlash, but I guess the check from Sports Illustrated was worth it.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Mr. Barkley, I'm praying you're able to read this. At what point does the coonery become enough? I'm glad Lebrun got yo old miserable ass together. There was no research needed, I was also a minor during your NBA days but it was clear back then that you would do and say anything for a mere reaction. Hopefully you take heed and STFU hence forward.

  • what?why

    LeBron has an attitude that is not attractive - he needs to work on himself and the God like attitude.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Everytime there's a story about Lebron......
    ?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    THAT is a reprehensible statement. Charles Barkley needs an OJ-style wakeup call for some of the shit he says. But in this case, re: LeBron, I don't see what the big stink is about.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    You're not bougie. You have standards. I wish more people had standards and a spirit of expectation. I also wish I could provide you with a referral, but even in L.A., it's hard finding good, consistent bakeries. These people can't decorate cakes for shit if you want a cake made with fondant. And they write like developmentally delayed teenagers.

  • Capricornicy

    LeBron is forever bae?. He can do whatever he wants.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    I have to agree with you on this one. Does Lebron think he's so great, that no one (even the great ones before him) can speak their opinion? When LeBron retires from off of the court, he'll have an opinion of other players too. Should he keep quiet because the new player's names are mighty in the sport? I bet he wont. He actually just proved Charles right, with all of the low blows. It was an opinion. Not disrespect.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Charlie talking that smack but where's his rings, tho???

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    All players critique other players. That's how you learn an opponent's strengths or weaknesses. Been there as an athlete. If you see a player has a strong right, you force him to his left. You exploit their vulnerabilities in addition to developing your skills. It's called 'strategizing' (for those who want to win). At LeBron's level, Charles Barkley's observation shouldn't matter. Championship wins matter.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    All players critique other players. That's how you learn an opponent's strengths or weaknesses. Been there as an athlete. If you see a player has a strong right, you force him to his left. You exploit their vulnerabilities in addition to developing your skills. It's called 'strategizing' (for those who want to win). At LeBron's level, Charles Barkley's observation shouldn't matter. Championship wins matter.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    I went to a Cavaliers game in Cleveland. The ninja crys more than a newborn baby. That's all LeBron does. It's not a good look...be a MAN. The end. Charles Barkley is a complete loser ...but his comment about LeBron is true tho.

  • mzwhang90210

    Gotcha.
    But Imma be honest...because of that Trayvon statement and other racially insensitive, pandering that I have SEEN from Charles Barkley in video clips/and read in direct quotes from him....because of ALL of that....Barkley could say that rain was wet, and I'd still wanna baby oil slap him.

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  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I feel you. I'm posting this in the event you ever see Charles Barkley in person. Let him know!

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  • Brenda

    Exactlt

  • Dr.Rue

    Lebron is that dude! Barkley is a coon-booger who probably supports Trump. I can't stand Charles - his dumb azz self.

  • Dr.Rue

    Lebron is basketball. He is basically this generation's MJ. He should be cocky, he's the best all around player. It's entertaining. However the flopping is another story lol.

  • Queen B

    Im happy Lebron checked that ass lol all the sports commentators said Lebron shudnt have gotten personal but fvck that sometimes u gotta go there to shut all the bullshît down so there wont b any back and forth

  • Felicia Kelley
  • what?why

    MJ was cross cultural and Lebron is not ... no comparison.

  • Dr.Rue

    He is the most famous NBA star internationally. WIth the internet and specifically social media.. he is huge. There is a comparison to MJ with their star power. He is this generation's MJ. MJ was always a better businessman though. MJ also used to complain a lot, and would usually get the calls.

  • shun king

    He drink that nasty ass grey goose on the rocks and screw big fat white women #facts

  • Locapoca

    Team Bron all day he's taken a lot off shyt off of a long list of people. He's an easy Target ?. Like someone else said Charles is just mad that Bron did what he couldn't do..... GET A RING.

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  • Zizzle

    Speaking of tears, maybe Beyonce will let you be the Godmother... or father, however y'all do it.

  • Mrs Mary

    Amen & me 2! I love me some LeBron James!

  • Carolina Blue

    Bougie af!

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Two grown men acting like pre-teens ?

  • T3

    Zzzzaaaaddddyyyy!!! He does whine a lot but his stature is everything!!!???

  • nick c

    You must be on drugs I don't know any white people that like lebron know your circles and check your privilege.

  • Benjamin

    Barkley is just a hater.

  • You already know ?

    ???????????

  • Shayla

    Well, Charles wasn't lying. LeBron is a whiner. It's ok..he's just a whiner.

  • datATLboi

    And how much did Charles lose year after year when he didn't get a ring? That's right we STILL haven't forgotten.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Really hate Barkely...

  • i troll it like i see it

    Big time hater.

  • ChocolateChick84

    WHATEVER he wants! I am so glad that he said something back. People try him and throw shots all the time and he never says anything. In turn, I feel like people have taken his kindness for a weakness. He's damned if he do, damned if he don't.

  • ChocolateChick84

    My baby Bron Bron was with the shits! "They say a lot about me but let me tell you what I ain't...." Came through with the read and receipts, personal or not. Don't say nothing to me when you have a closet full of skeletons and not nary a ring, sweep around your own front door.

  • millz
  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Come on now.. I'm from Cleveland, been a Bron fan since St.William days, but he does start whining when their team starts loosing. I believe he USED to have a reason too during his 1st stint w/ Cleveland, but now they are a Championship Winning (YESSSSS!!!!) team. I would say to channel some of that to getting your teammates fired up and refocused on winning!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I'm surprised. Charles handed that like a real adult. Unlike LaBron, he sounded like taddeling little kid by pointing out his short comings.

  • Chaos

    Barkley hates himself because he is black

    Barkley only praises all things white

  • Vegas1989

    I have to agree with you on that. The west have that whip cream icing. I want real cake icing. They are a lot of cup cakes shops out here. It's very hard to find a real good Bakery.....LOL

  • Vegas1989

    I have to agree with you on that. The west have that whip cream icing. I want real cake icing. They are a lot of cup cakes shops out here. It's very hard to find a real good Bakery.....LOL

  • Vegas1989

    He will cry if you look at him while he is going for a lay-up and he expect the ref to call a fool. But overall he's a great player. But needs to stop all that crying for a foul...LOL

  • Vegas1989

    He will cry if you look at him while he is going for a lay-up and he expect the ref to call a fool. But overall he's a great player. But needs to stop all that crying for a foul...LOL

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    There are a lot of bakeries that sell buttercream or "real" icing that isn't whipped. Hotcakes Bakes is one. I don't like their cake decorations, but their cupcakes cakes are excellent. My family was always a Hansen's Cakes family. I haven't ordered from Hansen's in a long time, but they use "real" frosting and can make cakes using fondant. I've never ordered one of their cakes using fondant.

    The bakeries that typically use whipped cream are the ones that make strawberries or mixed berry cakes. That's just the standard recipe. Asian and Latin bakeries specialize in those cakes. Sweet Lady Jane has a mixed berry cake that is supposed to be excellent, but her cakes are a hit or miss so I don't buy them anymore. And her service is atrocious. I can get better cakes and service at a grocery store for a fraction of the cost.

  • Alexis Carson

    AGREED! Sure did. Whether Charles won a championship or not. He still is one of the greatest players to play the game, And you have to respect that. Allen Iverson never won a ring either and we know how great he was. His opinion would matter so why cant Charles.

  • Alexis Carson

    THANK YOU. I agree. You hit the nail on the head.

  • Alexis Carson

    Yep and a FLOPPER. Over grown ass.

  • Alexis Carson

    Just because he has a ring doesn't mean he's not a whiner...AND HE IS.
    A whiner and a ring.

  • Alexis Carson

    I agree with everything you said. But i dont think he is a complete loser. Now a fat loser...YES

  • Alexis Carson

    AMEN! He sure does. He is very "Hollywood" Just like someone said about him before. Humble yourself dude.

  • Alexis Carson

    UM NEGATIVE. I dont care how many rings Lebron HAS. Until he gets 6. He dont compare and I aint trying to hear it.

  • Alexis Carson

    THANK YOU!

  • Alexis Carson

    No the hell he is NOT the most famous NBA star Internationally.. What statistics you looking at??? Lebron is not even the #1 selling jersey in the country right now. Star Power??? You think Lebron James compare to Michael Jordan's Star power. LOL HAHAHAAHA FOOL SLAP YOURSELF. Stop looking at Cleveland news and watch WORLD news. And after you do SLAP THE HELL OUTTA YOSELF!! HAHAHA

  • CReed

    Lebron is a cry baby and Barkley called him on it. I've been saying it for years even when I WAS a Lebron fan. I'm glad Barkley is standing by his words. And as for Lebron, truth hurts, huh....LOL

  • chococherry

    Lol

  • T3

    Lmao!!!! Not cry if you look at him ????

  • ?Time2Shine?

    ???

  • B Zandaz

    Meh, I agree with Sir Charles

  • Kbellaluvvs

    I'm late but Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson has the most selling jerseys internationally... yes Iverson who has been out of the game for years lol.

  • Birdman24

    You from Cleveland huh well google where he went to school because there is no High School in Akron named St. William jackass not even close..... Its SvSm