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Charles Barkley calls out Miami Heat for whining

Posted on: March 11, 2011 12:01 pm
Edited on: March 11, 2011 12:10 pm
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TNT commentator Charles Barkley calls out the Miami Heat for whining about criticism directed at them. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Against all odds, the struggling Miami Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers last night, ending their losing streak and restoring some sanity to South Beach.

In the hours before the victory, though, the Heat continued to take their licks. On Thursday, we pointed out that Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that he wasn't a fan of their "Xbox" style of play. But Jackson wasn't the only prominent NBA voice to go after the Heat.

During Thursday night's pre-game show, TNT commentator Charles Barkley went on a rant against Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and the Miami Heat for whining about the negative media coverage directed at them recently and for how they acted last summer.

"Listen, I like Dwyane a lot, I like LeBron a lot," Barkley said. "They're really starting to get on my last damn nerve. Listen, I've heard Dwyane say it twice, I've heard LeBron say it twice, that 'America is happy now' that the Miami Heat are losing. First of all, Dwyane, let me break it to you, you know I love you, nobody cares about the Miami Heat. The only people who hate the Miami Heat are the Cleveland Cavaliers fans. Nobody else cares about y'all. We just want you to play better and stop whining. Stop sitting at every press conference like somebody killed a family pet. It's annoying."

Barkley, like Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy before him, chastised the Heat for celebrating their greatness last summer instead of proving it on the court first. "You guys came out there jumping on stage like idiots, then y'all said you're going to win five championships, you brought all this stuff on yourself. So don't get on TV and act like the world owes you anything. You guys had your parade, y'all said that. Nobody said, 'Come on stage and dance around.' Nobody said, 'We gonna win five championships.' You guys did. So quit whining and bitching like a little girl."

Here's video of the rant via Turner Sports on Vimeo



Now that Barkley has weighed in and the Heat responded nicely on the court, I think we can close this particular chapter of Heat attacks. With the playoffs around the corner, though, there are plenty more to come in the near future.
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Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Charles Barkley calls out Miami Heat for whining

Barkley is wrong  about who the Miami Haters are: they are all NBA fans who couldn't believe they actually tried holding a victory parade before they even played a game.



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Charles Barkley calls out Miami Heat for whining

It happened again with that post as well: "A page on the public Internet requests data from your private intranet. For security reasons, automatic access is blocked, but you may choose to continue." Opting not to continue will still post the message though. I don't know what CBS is doing, but I don't like it.



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:12 pm
 

Charles Barkley calls out Miami Heat for whining

Sorry for the doublepost. I got warning messages from my computer that the CBS Sports server was requesting data about my internal network, which I did not allow, so I didn't think the posts went through. Anyone else getting that warning all of a sudden?



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Charles Barkley calls out Miami Heat for whining

Bust out that T-Mobile and yell at him, Charles. They should make a commercial out of that, instead of all the bad acting they currently have.



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Charles Barkley calls out Miami Heat for whining

Bust out that T-Mobile and yell at him, Charles. They should make a commercial out of that, instead of all the bad acting they currently have.


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