Charles Barkley has something to say about the Miami Heat? I know, it’s shocking. The same guy who sees no problem with college athletes taking money from agents and thinks truTV is the white BET is still flapping his gums about America’s most hated team. At least Sir Charles has taken a step back from calling LeBron and company a bunch of punks. In fact, Barkley’s latest comments actually make perfect sense for a change.
Pro Basketball Talk passed along Barkley’s insight about the Heat on Tuesday, in which he voices his belief that the Big Three paved the way for people to root against them, and not simply because they are great players.
“[The Heat players] say [the people in the media] don’t like the Miami Heat. First of all, that’s not true at all,” Barkley said. “Those guys are actually a whiny bunch. They said a couple times this year, ‘Well the world is happy the Miami Heat [is losing].’ Please don’t flatter yourself. C’mon man.
We criticize [James] because of ‘The Decision.’ But nobody dislikes Lebron James. LeBron James is a good dude. But I love, ‘The Miami Heat is losing, the world is happy.’ First of all, nobody is thinking about the Miami Heat. You guys are good guys. You’re the guys who came out and said, ‘We’re not going to win 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 championships.’ We’re like, ‘Really.’ They never take any personal responsibility to why people take shots at them.”
Score one for baldy. The Heat have no right to complain about the world rooting against them. It would be one thing if Bosh, LeBron, and Wade said they were going to work hard and do the best they can rather than making guarantees and throwing a Three Kings intro party. When you say you’re going to win five championships and celebrate before you achieve anything, the bullseye on your back gets bigger. The Heat, of course, could always win eight more games and leave the haters with absolutely nothing to say.Google+