Charles Barkley Flips Off Heat Fans in Response to Profanity-Laced Heckling

Charles Barkley has made very few friends in Miami after criticizing the Heat this season. Last week he called them a whiny bunch. Before the season began, he ripped LeBron for leaving Cleveland to join Dwyane Wade, resulting in a response from Pat Riley. Miami Heat fans, whom we’ve criticized for showing up so late to games and not being too boisterous, remembered the criticism and let Barkley hear it prior to Game 3 Sunday.

Heat fans taunted Barkley with “F*** you Chuck” chants and got a reaction. Here’s the video courtesy of Miami radio host Jorge Sedano who shared it on his Miami Herald blog (language is offensive and NSFW):

I’d say I was surprised by Barkley’s reaction, but if he’s not afraid to flip someone off on national TV, why would this come as a shock? The only surprise is that TNT is moving its pregame show inside as a response. I figured they would just let Chuck end up fighting the fans.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N7AZXMG3VIWCZSVUB7USR6S6EQ oldcodger12rf5

    Hey Miami, it’s entertainment-he’s paid to make comments, and there is also this thing called free speech. You’re idiots.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    They’re exercising their free speech too. What’s wrong with that?

  • Dave

    “They’re exercising their free speech too. What’s wrong with that?”. So I guess you’d be standing there shouting F@@k you Chuck too? No class . No brains. There’s a way to exercise your free speech with class. That’s something that you and heat fans don’t have .

  • Gabe Garcia

    It makes the fans look really ugly and stupid. This is coming from a native of South Florida. I live right outside Miami and most of my family lives in Miami.

    The downright arrogance of MOST heat fans turns me off. 
    Can’t wait to see the Mav’s shut them up. There’s gonna be a lot of hanging heads after either game 6 or game 7 because either way, the Mavs are gonna win, thats clear.