Charles Barley has never been known for biting his tongue. Even though he and Dwyane Wade are T-Mobile buddies, Chuck didn’t hesitate to state his true feelings on DWade and LeBron James when he appeared on Dan LeBatard’s new ESPN2 show, Highly Questionable.
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.”
He hasn’t questioned their basketball talent but has anybody? Seems like Barkley is calling for less show and more prove. Let’s see if anything is different once the season starts. You know my take on these type of situations, “winning cures all”
It’s always interesting to me that Chris Bosh is largely ignored in these conversations.