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Barkley giving LeBron edge over Jordan?

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08:10 AM ET 10.05 | Charles Barkley, who thought he'd "never compare somebody to Michael Jordan," has weighed in on the debate. On NBA TV's Open Court, whose first episode debuts on NBA TV Tuesday (11 p.m. ET), Barkley goes on to say that both Jordan and LeBron James do "everything well." But, he says, there's one key difference: "LeBron James is just bigger, stronger, faster. That's the only difference." Although it does seem like a pretty big difference. The series features roundtable discussions involving TNT and NBA TV analysts such as Reggie Miller and Shaquille O'Neal. On Tuesday's taped show, Miller says because James has played on an NBA championship -- in Miami last season -- he has "that monkey off his back."

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October 5, 2012  08:43 AM ET

All the things Barkley says is true but he left out one minor detail that makes MJ the Greatest ever......HE WAS A COLD BLOODED ASSASSIN! Im talking about if this dude was in the military the war would be over. lol

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October 5, 2012  08:56 AM ET

I guess Barkley wasn't invited to golf with MJ

October 5, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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All the things Barkley says is true but he left out one minor detail that makes MJ the Greatest ever......HE WAS A COLD BLOODED ASSASSIN! Im talking about if this dude was in the military the war would be over. lol

And this speaks volumes coming from a Detroit fan!

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October 5, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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And this speaks volumes coming from a Detroit fan!

Thank you for recognizing the difficulty in saying what I just said.....It hurt my heart every time I have to talk about MJ. lol Still dont like the cat just knows he is the best.

October 5, 2012  09:22 AM ET

This is exactly why I call this avid Knicks hater a moron and a calculated fool. OBTW, let me not for Knicks hater Miller too although he's not quite the fool or clown Barkley is. Its simple, they have one very common characteristic and that on the BB court they are both sour losers.

This a I really have to say: Jordan: 5x league MVP, 6x finals MVP only to be interupted by his brief retirement, otherwise it would have be 8 times in a row. 6x NBA champion, two 3peats only to be again interupted by this brief retirement of his, otherwise it would have been again 8 times in a row. 10x scoring champion (unprecedented and will never be duplicated) 7 times in row only to have been interupted agian, need I say, by his brief retirement, then to have him follow that up with another 3 in a row, otherwise it would have been 12 consecutive scoring titles. Then only to have career averages of 30pt regular season and 33pt playoffs and OBTW lets not forget those unforgetable and magnificient playoffs performance during his championship years.

Lastly, MJ played through the very physical and brutal NBA campaigns and not the flopping NBA era that LJ now plays in (remember yesterday's thread concerning this). Jordan faced the brutality of the Bad Boys Pistons, unprecedented, the also very physical Celtics, Sixers, Jazz, and Hawks whereas LJ plays in a handcheck free era, bogus flopping era along with the let's promote this Star age. Just because of the physical stature of LJ doesn't equate him to MJ. Barkley is a fool and I really wish they take his bogus and opinonated **** off television. I really don't know why anyone would suggest the LJ is better than MJ given the aforementioned facts stated!

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October 5, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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I think that's where Barkkey has an amnesia. Jordan has that killer instinct that nobody can compare. Barkley is trying to kiss arse to Lebron this time.

Now MJ is really the Black Mamba and not that fake fraud inperso Kobe. Killer instinct, now that is a characteristic of a Black Mamba and MJ fits the bill to a tee!

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October 5, 2012  09:47 AM ET

And........., Bro?

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October 5, 2012  11:04 AM ET

Jealous Charles said LeBron "could be" better. Not "is better".

Jordan 6 for 6 in title series and 6 Finals MVPs. Case closed.

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