Charles Barkley hates the Miami Heat's Big 3. Okay, hate might be a strong word, but the Round Mound of Rebound has had absolutely no problem being critical of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh since they took their talents to South Beach last summer. And if you think he's gonna stop anytime soon, you've got another thing comin'. Yesterday afternoon, Barkley appeared on Dan LeBatard's new ESPN2 show, Highly Questionable, and was asked his thoughts on the Bron-Bron and D-Wade. And, not surprisingly, he had plenty to say.
On the advice he'd give to King James right now: "Stop taking himself so seriously. He's a great, great player. He's a really good dude. I would ask him to go and talk to Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan...those guys who are really great like him. Every person who's a star or who's famous or rich or whatever, should always go talk to an older person who has been in that situation."
On how his relationship with Wade has changed: "Dwyane has become like the Miami group, a little whiny. You know, Dwyane's a great guy. LeBron's a great guy. They're both great players. I've never criticized them as a basketball team. I did criticize them for that decision when they came around on stage, dancing like idiots, talking about how they were going to win five or six championships. And he's a little sensitive about that, but I know I'm 100 percent right to criticize that stuff."
True. And we're 100 percent right in thinking that this won't be the last time you'll criticize that stuff, Chuck. The hate is too strong! [via Pro Basketball Talk]