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LeBron wants Barkley to keep ripping Wade

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08:08 AM ET 12.12 | Not all that far removed from a charming TV ad campaign relationship with Charles Barkley, Dwyane Wade has in him a motivator. Wade claimed after Monday's game he "really didn't listen to the noise" that is mainly coming from Barkley. But Wade's teammates disagree, saying Wade, 30, knows quite well about Barkley's claims that his game is falling off rapidly. "It means Charles Barkley, you shut up," Heat forward LeBron James said about what Wade showed Monday. ... "The man is shooting 80 percent the last couple of games," James said. "Come on. That's crazy. Seriously ... He's unbelievable. I do (want Barkley to keep criticizing Wade). I love it. When someone's not saying stuff about me, I'm glad that somebody finally got off me for a change."

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December 12, 2012  08:17 AM ET

"When someone's not saying stuff about me, I'm glad that somebody finally got off me for a change."

OK.

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December 12, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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That means people should be criticizing him again so he can eff up and hide. It's the opposite for DWade but why does he have to play good when critics doubt him? Why can't he just play good w/out Barkley's comment?

That goes to show the immaturity on the Miami squad... as for Lebron if he struggles it means Delonte's back running the crib so he better keep it pedal to the metal...

December 12, 2012  09:08 AM ET

"I love it. When someone's not saying stuff about me, I'm glad that somebody finally got off me for a change."

Wow. One of the most immature quotes I've ever heard. "Please continue to criticize the rest of my team because it makes me feel better that for once I'm not the target. Not only do I have no heart, but I'm also a big baby."

December 12, 2012  09:17 AM ET

LeBron is The Man, I love it!! When he retires he will make Charles Barkley look like Snow White!!!

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December 12, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Charles Barkley is a know nothing fat load. If Wade quit playing this afternoon he would still be head and shoulders above the player Charles ever was. Barkley has never won anything and never will, besides possible the title for "World's Dumbest Fat Liver Lip Blowhard".

Can you believe half of the people commenting? Trying to justify the ignorance of that moron Charles Barkley. People will do anything to support a fool if he's entertaining (I don't find him that not at all) or tries to be as much as this idiot does. Here an illustration of support garnered for this fat fool. He wins an Emmy for his ignorant banter. Its an insult to other analyst period if thats all it takes to win an Emmy. His co host Kenny Smith is a more astute analyst than Moron Barkley. Marv Albert, Hubie Brown, Greg Anthony, Steve Smith, Dick Stockton, Chris Webber, Jeff Van Gundy, Clyde & Mike Breen, just to name a few, are all more knowledgeable than this moron as it relates to basketball.

December 12, 2012  10:11 AM ET

Is He Still In Your Fave Five, Bro?

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December 12, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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Charles Barkley is a know nothing fat load. If Wade quit playing this afternoon he would still be head and shoulders above the player Charles ever was. Barkley has never won anything and never will, besides possible the title for "World's Dumbest Fat Liver Lip Blowhard".

You are crazy, if you belive Wade is much better then Barkley was. Barkley was a beast as a PF, who is just the size of Wade. At 6'5 scoring over 20 per night, shooting over 50% he still avg over 10reb a game. You don't have to like what he says but his skill was there

December 12, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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Charles Barkley is a know nothing fat load. If Wade quit playing this afternoon he would still be head and shoulders above the player Charles ever was. Barkley has never won anything and never will, besides possible the title for "World's Dumbest Fat Liver Lip Blowhard".

I agree, Charles is nothing more than entertainment because half of what he says has no real thought behind it...

Wade when healthy is still a machine.

The guy had surgery in the offseason on his knee...then he got knicked up a few other times with minor ailments as well.

The guy is also deferring to the best player on Earth as well.

I love that Wade stepped back, because when he did, Miami has won more and has a title to defend.

This team is so bored with the regular season now that they "need" things like this to fire them up....its good and I hope Barkley keeps firing...

Come playoff time, we will see Miami really show who they are.

December 12, 2012  10:42 AM ET
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Can you believe half of the people commenting? Trying to justify the ignorance of that moron Charles Barkley. People will do anything to support a fool if he's entertaining (I don't find him that not at all) or tries to be as much as this idiot does. Here an illustration of support garnered for this fat fool. He wins an Emmy for his ignorant banter. Its an insult to other analyst period if thats all it takes to win an Emmy. His co host Kenny Smith is a more astute analyst than Moron Barkley. Marv Albert, Hubie Brown, Greg Anthony, Steve Smith, Dick Stockton, Chris Webber, Jeff Van Gundy, Clyde & Mike Breen, just to name a few, are all more knowledgeable than this moron as it relates to basketball.

Kenny Smith and Anthony are better then chuck but that is it. And that has to do with both being PG's and having a better understand of what the team is doing.

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December 12, 2012  11:16 AM ET
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Kenny Smith and Anthony are better then chuck but that is it. And that has to do with both being PG's and having a better understand of what the team is doing.

Put out whatever you're smoking because it clouds your brains man. You're now telling us Barkley calls a better game than Hubie Brown and Jeff Van Gundy. Man you're not even worth discussing this with..........I'm done with you!

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December 12, 2012  11:22 AM ET
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Put out whatever you're smoking because it clouds your brains man. You're now telling us Barkley calls a better game than Hubie Brown and Jeff Van Gundy. Man you're not even worth discussing this with..........I'm done with you!

Honestly, i did see those 2 names in there. Hubie is very good at calling a game, Chuck is funnier(funnier doens't seem like a word) at it. I do like JVG and would not say chuck is better but come on, they are two good coaches who understands players.

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December 12, 2012  11:26 AM ET
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Honestly, i did see those 2 names in there. Hubie is very good at calling a game, Chuck is funnier(funnier doens't seem like a word) at it. I do like JVG and would not say chuck is better but come on, they are two good coaches who understands players.

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