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Charles Barkley Says LeBron Isn’t Better Than Kobe, Duncan Because of Rings (Video)

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Ask former NBA player and current TNT sports analyst Charles Barkley a question and you’re going to get the honest truth.  No feelings will be spared in the process.

When it comes to who’s better as far as NBA players go, most fans go straight to the rings argument, but it doesn’t always work like that.  Take someone like Robert Horry, for example, who won 7 championships and was clutch during his career, but nowhere near one of the best players to ever grace an NBA court.

Sooo Horry >> Jordan?? See, doesn’t work.

During a recent event, Charles Barkley decided to use that logic that people love to bring up so much to state that Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James is not a better player than Kobe Bryant & Tim Duncan because of rings.

“LeBron’s right there,” Barkley said at a recent Inside the NBA media event. “I don’t understand why ya’ll are in such a hurry to move him past Tim Duncan and Kobe (Bryant). Now if he wins a couple more championships, I might move him past Kobe and Tim Duncan.

“You guys are always talking about championships – Kobe and Tim got five, LeBron’s got three. But all of a sudden, because those guys are retired, ya’ll want to change the narrative. Ya’ll the ones talking about rings.”