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Charles Barkley: LeBron Acted Like A 'Punk'

Charles Barkley has never been one to mince words, and Sir Charles opened up once again, this time on ESPN Radio 103.3, about LeBron James' tweets, "The Decision" and James taking his talents to South Beach. 

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By now you have seen the infamous tweet from James regarding the hit list he is keeping in his head. If not, here is what it said:

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"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."

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Whoooooo....scary!

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By the sounds of it, Barkley wants to be first on the list:

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"I heard about LeBron's little tweet today that he's remembering everybody who said anything bad about him," Barkley said. "And he said 'everybody.' Well, I want him to make sure that he puts my name on that [list]."

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When asked about LeBron's one-hour special, "The Decision," Barkley let the "King" have it:

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"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."

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Has there ever been a bigger disconnect in sports than the one that seems to exist in the NBA between today's players and the greats from the not-so-distant past?

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.