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LeBron James thinks Charles Barkley should 'shut up'

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10:06 PM ET 12.12 | Miami Heat superstar LeBron James appears to be increasingly annoyed with criticisms that come from the mouth of NBA Hall of Famer and analyst Charles Barkley. Last week, Sir Charles made some comments about James' Heat teammate, Dwyane Wade, on TNT that struck a nerve with King James. What was the comment that got under James' skin? "He's not the same guy," Barkley said. "I got a better look at him in person. He doesn't explode anymore and he's shooting a lot of fade-away jumpers." The comments came following the Heat's embarrassing loss to the New York Knicks, but the criticism of Wade stuck with James, who finally lashed out at Barkley following the Heat's win over the Atlanta Hawks earlier in the week. "It means Charles Barkley needs to shut up," James said about Barkley's comments on Wade's performance, per NBA.com. "I mean, the man [Wade] is shooting 80 percent from the floor the last couple of games. That's like, crazy, right? That's why he is who he is. Unbelievable."

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December 12, 2012  11:13 PM ET

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LeBron wants Barkley to keep ripping Wade


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."

December 13, 2012  04:16 AM ET

The Heat got Shut up by that last second shot.

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December 13, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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Earlier headline:LeBron wants Barkley to keep ripping Wade 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."

I was just thinking this too

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