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Charles Barkley: Adding 'Birdman' won't be enough for Heat

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09:15 AM ET 02.09 | TNT's Charles Barkley said on a conference call Thursday that simply adding Chris 'Birdman' Andersen won't be enough for the Heat. "They need another big guy to repeat," Barkley insisted. "They need a big guy for this year but also the future. What LeBron James is able to do on a nightly basis to cover up all their flaws is remarkable." But the Heat wants to get an extended look at Andersen, who has impressed, before deciding whether it needs any more help. "They're a very small team and it's too difficult to win multiple championships when you can't out rebound teams," TNT's Kenny Smith said.

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Chris Andersen, Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images Chris Andersen, Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images
February 9, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Just like you weren't enough for the Houston Rockets to get over the hump.

February 9, 2013  10:01 AM ET

I want to thank Pat Riley for bringing Andersen back. It gave me an opportunity to show my son how ugly tats truly are.

February 9, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Barkley won't stop his childish hate.
And this is coming from a man that went on 2 stacked teams(suns & rockets)and couldn't do lead either of them to a title.
Barkley is a sore loser...a complete goof, a complete idiot.

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February 9, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Can You Still 'Fly', Bro?

February 9, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Ne needs more tattoos

February 9, 2013  11:24 AM ET

Is he married? If so, I bet his In-Laws are proud of their little...

February 9, 2013  11:26 AM ET

Charles is doing what he's paid to do. Get more listeners.

February 9, 2013  12:23 PM ET

Maybe if they taught Bosh how to rebound on a nightly basis, their board crashing problem may diminish? Or you can always trade him out for someone who can crash boards before the 21st like Al Jefferson or a different proven big with one foot already out the door...

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February 9, 2013  02:24 PM ET

Barkley knows all because he couldnt win himself...Barkley knows about not winning the big one!!!

February 9, 2013  02:25 PM ET

The Birdman needs another tatoo!!!

February 9, 2013  03:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I want to thank Pat Riley for bringing Andersen back. It gave me an opportunity to show my son how ugly tats truly are.

one small tat is ok....but tats everywhere are ugly and creepy.

February 9, 2013  04:13 PM ET

Spoelstra has constantly proven that rebounding is not the primary concern for the Heat. There are numerous examples where the Heat were outrebounded by a significant margin bu were still able to secure the win. The team's major flaw is losing the turnover battle. Often, when the Heat commit more turnovers than the opposition, they lose. And regardless of any of this, Barkley is, and will remain, a hater who constantly reminds the Heat that they still have many people left to prove wrong. And are we really going to sit here and discuss the comments of a man, who not only never won a championship, but is now considering himself an expert when it comes to what a team needs to win the Finals? As dumb as he is, winning the Finals is the one subject he knows the least about.

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February 9, 2013  05:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I want to thank Pat Riley for bringing Andersen back. It gave me an opportunity to show my son how ugly tats truly are.

Don't want the kid to have to wear a coverup alien costume??

February 9, 2013  06:01 PM ET
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disagree chuckthey won without a legit center last year-birdman gives them some size and energy.....why wouldn't that be helpful?

It looks like its had that effect so far .. but boy that is one ugly dude.

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February 9, 2013  10:02 PM ET
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Why is he called "Birdman" ? Does he remind people of Larry Bird ? He should be called "Tattoo-Man" or "Ink-Man".

Check out the distinct tattoos on his biceps.

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