Charles Barkley might not want to go out for a stroll on South Beach. The TNT commentator has angered Miami Heat supporters from the first season of the "Big Three," calling them the "worst fans" in a June 2011 radio interview, and repeatedly questioning former commercial sidekick Dwyane Wade's status as a superstar. Now, though, he's really done it. In an interview with Rachel Nichols that aired Friday on CNN's Unguarded, Barkley answered a question about his own lack of championship rings by questioning whether LeBron James should have ever put on a Heat uniform. "I thought LeBron should have stayed in Cleveland," Barkley said. "Just 'cause he got them rings now, he ain't no better. Think about the notion that, just because I didn't win a sporting event, my life is not successful. That's gotta be the stupidest thing I ever heard." Of course, some Heat fans might say that James not being better off is among the dumber things they've heard. James has improved his efficiency in every season with the Heat, as Pat Riley has surrounded him with players who complement his skill set, Erik Spoelstra has designed a system around him and the organization as a whole has created a structured environment in which James has flourished personally and professionally.
Barkley: LeBron Should Go Back to Cleveland
Bleacher Report | Dec 14