Charles Barkley Criticized LeBron's Competitiveness
In a world dominated by celebrity culture, everyone wants to share their opinion. Everyone wants to be heard. So and so said this. So and so said that. Did you hear about what he said? Can you believe that response? Why would he say something like that?
Who the fuck cares? Seriously. Why does anyone care what Charles Barkley says or thinks? Why does anyone care what opinion Stephen A Smith shares? Why do we want Skip Bayless to be proven wrong all of the time? Because we're insecure and we have nothing better going on. This is the world that we live in today. We care so much about shit that just doesn't fucking matter. I actually heard Barkley criticize the competitiveness of LeBron on Inside the NBA. Surprisingly I thought what he said made some sense but I didn't care too much about it. I honestly forgot all about it. Why would I forget about it so quickly? Because it doesn't fucking matter! It's an opinion that happened to be aired on live television by the laughing stock of the show. People forget these trivial things. Barkley is doing his job and part of his job is to make claims that garner our attention. His other role on the show is to make us laugh. Half of the time the show members just make fun of Barkley! They don't even take him seriously.
Should LeBron Have Responded?
Absolutely not. The King doesn't need to answer to anyone. He's one of the greatest players of all time and he's above all of this. Barkley never won a ring. He's the last person on earth who should be criticizing one of the greatest players we may ever see. Unfortunately, that isn't what happened and his response only gives people more reason to listen to a clown. Now we get to sit here and watch every single comment that Barkley makes of LeBron moving forward get blown out of proportion. We don't know what LeBron meant when he said we need some playmakers. No one does except for him. In fact, for all we know he could have been motivating his team to play better. Half of the time the Cavaliers players are too content with taking a step back and watching Kyrie Irving and LeBron carry the load. Maybe that is what LeBron meant by saying that the team needed playmakers but someone like Barkley may have interpreted it as a demand for the acquisition of another star. Can you blame Barkley? He's just being himself. Clowns misinterpret things because they just don't understand and then they go out there and make these criticisms without knowing the full story. I'll admit it myself. I don't know the full story. What I do know is that the Cavs are a good team that are playing poorly. That's the fact. LeBron is playing well but the players around him are not. They're complacent and maybe they need the extra motivation. They need to be challenged. It doesn't matter if the team has all the star power if they're not performing. That's the fact.
It's a terrible shame that this is the way things are but LeBron's response only makes his path to glory more difficult. Consequently, it is only going to raise the magnifying glass over Barkley and his work, which can only be a good thing for a comedian on TNT. I hate to admit it because I truly believe that LeBron James is the greatest basketball player of all time but this is an area where Kobe Bryant surpasses the King. Kobe can care less what the media says of him. Throughout his career they've done nothing but criticize him when he was losing and then proceed to suck his dick when he was winning. Kobe is a rapist. Kobe is the greatest. Kobe is selfish. Kobe is unstoppable. Kobe ruined the future of the Lakers. Kobe gave the Lakers eternal glory. Blah blah blah. Bullshit bullshit bullshit. The media constantly flip flops between criticism and admiration over these star athletes. It's important to understand that when it's all said and done, all that matters is the players performance and accomplishments on the court. Leave the mindless chatter for the idiots who can't play at your level because that's all they can do. Talk is cheap.