Dwyane Wade Says ‘Thank God’ LeBron Finally Called Out Barkley & He ‘Should Shut Up’ Now

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Looks like the flood gates have opened on Sir Charles.

On Monday night, after losing to the Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James let loose against his biggest critic, Charles Barkley.

“I’m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that,” James told ESPN. “I’m not the one who threw somebody through a window. I never spit on a kid. I never had unpaid debt in Las Vegas. I never said, ‘I’m not a role model.’ I never showed up to All-Star Weekend on Sunday because I was in Vegas all weekend partying.”

“All I’ve done for my entire career is represent the NBA the right way. Fourteen years, never got in trouble. Respected the game. Print that.”

“Go watch the ’93 Finals when John Paxson hit the shot,” James said. “Barkley and Jordan were laughing and joking with each other during one of the games while somebody’s shooting a free throw. In the Finals. But, oh, nobody were friends back then.”

“I know he wanted to retire a long time ago, but he can’t,” James said. “He’s stuck up on that stage every week … and if this makes him want to talk to me, the schedule’s out there. He knows every road arena I’ll be in. Don’t just come up to me at All-Star and shake my hand and smile.”

“I’m tired of biting my tongue,” he said. “There’s a new sheriff in town.”

On Tuesday, LeBron’s close friend and former teammate Dwyane Wade backed his boy up and said “it’s about time [LeBron] said something.”

“Thank God he finally said something,” Wade told reporters. “LeBron — a lot of guys take a lot of shots at him. For whatever reason, he’s always been, of all of the great players in the game, he just has kept his mouth closed and continued to focus on what he need to. But it’s about time he said something. Guys ride on him, especially ex-players. When you got a history — when you can go and Google your history — you need to be a little careful of what you say.”

Wade also said he liked that LeBron called out Barkley and that “that guy on TV” should shut up:

“Sometimes, when guys get a microphone in front of their face, they just talk and talk and talk and forget about their history. We all make that mistake, especially that guy on TV (Barkley), he’s acting like he just walked on water. I like the fact that ‘Bron called him out and told him about himself a little bit. Humble yourself. LeBron is who he is, we all have flaws, but when your flaws are a little bit more, you should shut up.”


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