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.