Charles Barkley has harsh words about LeBron vs MJ debate
Don’t bother trying to compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan when you’re in Charles Barkley’s presence.
Chuck was on NBA TV after the Cleveland Cavaliers were swept out of the NBA Finals and had some harsh words about LeBron’s legacy. Though Chuck praised LeBron for being “amazing,” he said there is no comparison between the Cavaliers MVP and Jordan.
“He packed it in! He gave up,” Barkley said of James’ effort in the Game 4 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Though Barkley was critical of James’ Game 4 loss, Chuck recognized that the loss “ain’t all on him.”
As far as the MJ debate, it’s over for Chuck.
“Any media person I see in-person for the rest of my life, who try to tell me LeBron James is as good as Michael Jordan, I’m just going to slap the hell out of them right on the spot! No question asked! LeBron James, who is amazing, as good as Michael Jordan? Or competes like Michael Jordan? I’m just going to slap the hell out of you right on the spot,” Barkley said.
Here’s the video:
Charles Barkley: "Any media person I see for the rest of my life who try to tell me LeBron James is as good as Michael Jordan, I'm just going to slap the hell out of them right on the spot."pic.twitter.com/VSelsJQWGI
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Barkley’s relationship with MJ has been fractured for a while, but those words could change things if they get back to Jordan.