LeBron James Tells Charles Barkley To Shut Up

LeBron James Tells Charles Barkley To Shut Up
Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Dwyane Wade has been facing constant criticism for his play this season, but he has turned in two strong performances in a row in wins over Atlanta and New Orleans.

LeBron James seems to have noticed his teammate’s improved play, and the star didn’t hold back when asked what Wade’s recent hot streak means for the team.

“It means Charles Barkley needs to shut up,” James said. “I mean, [Wade] is shooting 80 percent from the floor the last couple of games. That’s like, crazy, right? That’s why he is who he is. Unbelievable.”

Wade scored 26 points with four rebounds and four assists against the Hawks after dropping 26 points on the Hornets on Saturday.

That comes after the guard struggled against the Knicks and Wizards, leading Barkley to surmise that the 30-year-old Wade is no longer the elite player he once was.

“The toughest thing when you’re a great player or very athletic, when you can’t jump over a building anymore, you have to learn how to play,” Barkley said during a TNT broadcast of Miami’s game against the Spurs.

“He’s starting to lose his athletic ability,” Barkley continued. “He’s not the same guy. I got a look at him in person. He doesn’t explode anymore, and he’s shooting a lot of fadeaway jumpers.”

While Barkley might end up having a valid point about Wade aging, it didn’t show Monday night.

Still, if there’s anything we’ve learned about Barkley as a analyst, it’s that “shutting up” is definitely not in his repertoire.

via NESN

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In Sports

Sports George Z Twill

Baseball Is Back: 7 Things We Learned From The World Series

The 2014 World Series matchup between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals was filled to the brim with excitement. The Giants ended up victorious, by the slightest of margins, when World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner got Royals catcher Salvador Perez to foul out with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. The […]

Sports Adam Pliskin

Michael Jordan Calls Obama A ‘Hack’ And A ‘Sh*tty Golfer’ (Video)

Michael Jordan is a notorious trash talker and consummate competitor. But sometimes, even His Airness can take it too far. Ahmad Rashad recently interviewed MJ and asked him about his dream golf foursome. MJ initially mentioned he’d put President Obama in his grouping, but almost immediately took that back. He said, I’ve never played with Obama […]

Sports Julian Sonny

College Soccer Team Banned Because They’re Sponsored By PornHub

PornHub always seems to be on the cutting edge in terms of connecting with its audience. But, when University of Kent higher-ups saw the Rutherford Raiders (a soccer team comprised of players from multiple universities in England) were sponsored by the popular adult site, they flipped their sh*t and pulled the plug. The biggest problem is […]

Also On Elite

Film

Robert Downey, Jr. Confirms There Will Be A Fourth ‘Iron Man’ Movie

There was some doubt about whether or not there would be a fourth “Iron Man” movie and whether or not Robert Downey, Jr. would star in it. But let us doubt no longer as RDJ has cleared the air. Downey, Jr. went on “Ellen” today, and she asked him straight up if there was going […]

Strategy

Netflix Is Taking The Movie Theatre Industry Head On, And It Will Win

Going to the movies has become an expensive outing rather than just a fun past time. Across the country, but especially in New York City, moviegoers (who aren’t budget-conscious) can expect to spend upwards of $30 on just a ticket and snacks. Long gone are the days when you could go and see a new […]

World

Man Who Brought Ebola To US Will Be Prosecuted For Lying About Being Exposed

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US, will be prosecuted when he returns home to Liberia after lying on a screening questionnaire at a Liberian airport. According to the Huffington Post, all people leaving the highly affected West African nation are screened for symptoms and made to fill out a […]

Ladies

8 Ways To Know You’re Dating A Guy With Commitment Issues

Commitment can be a very scary thing for many young people, myself included. I am now at a stage in my life where I can be very committed, but I wasn’t this way just a year or two ago. I was a young 20-something dude with issues. I was a commitment-phobe who dated a lot of […]

LOL Lists

13 Excuses You Should Be Allowed To Use To Get Out Of Going Out (Photos)

Humans are social creatures by nature, which is great for when you want to do something but absolutely abysmal when the last person you feel like dealing with is everyone in the world. Everyone has those times when they need to get out of something they’ve already committed to, but unless you spent the previous […]

Film

The New ‘Interstellar’ Trailer Looks Like An Epic Sci-Fi Masterpiece

Buckle up, boys and girls. The final “Interstellar” trailer is here, and it is a doozy. The film comes out November 7, and this is probably the last new footage we’ll see until then. In the trailer, we see some more of McConaughey’s interactions with his family as well a deeper look at some of […]