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Charles Barkley calls LeBron a "punk."

Via AOL FANHOUSE:

Charles Barkley weighed in Wednesday on a recent Twitter statement by LeBron James. Barkley, a TNT analyst and former NBA All-Star, said he hopes James remembers Barkley's critical comments and called a couple of James' more significant actions this summer "punk" moves.

"I heard about LeBron's little tweet today that he's remembering everybody who said anything bad about him," Barkley said Thursday on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM in Dallas/Fort Worth. "And he said 'everybody.' Well, I want him to make sure that he puts my name on that (list).

"I thought that his little one-hour special was a punk move. I thought them dancing around on the stage was a punk move, and I thought he should've stayed in Cleveland. Him joining Dwyane Wade's team was very disappointing to me."

Barkley spoke on "Galloway and Company," hosted by Randy Galloway, Ian Fitzsimmons and Matt Mosley. Barkley referred to a Twitter post by James -- under the name King James -- in which he said: "Don't think for one min that I haven't been taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone!"

James has been criticized for leaving Cleveland and for announcing it on a national TV special on ESPN set up by him and his handlers. He also was the subject of a story on ESPN.com about a birthday party in a Las Vegas club that sounded more hedonistic than humble. The story was later removed because ESPN said its reporter did not state clearly he was writing a story (the accuracy of the story was never questioned).

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K-Man

Barkley is just an old man who is trying to do anything to stay in the limelight. Poor guy is delusional. He should have tried to join forces maybe he would have won something.

Gian

It's Ok. The old guy has got to show some toughness, you know? At the end of the day Lebron is the starting SF for the Miami Heat and surely on the way to multiple Championship opportunities. And that, it's going to hurt some people's feelings.

Jose

How does Barkley, the same guy who flew the coop from Philly to Phoenix, and then Phoenix to Houston to team up with Olajuwon and Pippen in search of a ring, have any right to talk smack about LeBron? LeBron is his own man, and he has the right to make his own decisions and choose the path for his life that he feels is best for him.

leonidas

This is how irrelevant AARP-card holding has-beens like Robert Parish and Barkley react in order to place the spotlight on themselves.

Barks knows the opportunity that has been presented to Lebron, and WISHED it were happening to him.

In summary: a superstar like Lebron will finally win a championship..A championship AT LEAST, and that's one more than Barkley who's never won one.

Cry Barkley..cry.

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