Twitter reacts and Charles responds.
Last night LeBron James told reporters that he's "done biting his tongue" and took the opportunity to call out Charles Barkley who has been very critical of the way LeBron has dealt with the Cavs organization as of late.
LeBron called Barkley a hater, referenced a handful of Charles' more shameful moments, and concluded by saying, "screw Charles Barkley."
That said, Barkley didn't seem at all concerned or bothered by what LeBron said about him and his troubled past. In fact, he doubled down on what he said about LeBron being "whiny."
ESPN's Rachel Nichols tweeted the following about Sir Charles' response today.
Charles Barkley on ESPN Radio right now, calls LeBron "whiny" again but says he is not going to "get personal" the way he says LeBron did.— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 31, 2017
Barkley: "This notion that we have to be friends - we're never going to be friends."— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 31, 2017
Says the young generation "always takes it personally."
Barkley asked on ESPN's @WaddleandSilvy show about sitting down w/LeBron "Why I got to clear the air? It's not going to change my opinion."— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 31, 2017
On LeBron bringing up that he once threw someone through a window: "We were on the 1st floor. I told the judge I wish it was the 3rd floor"— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 31, 2017
Charles Barkley now suggesting to @WaddleandSilvy that he and LeBron should go at each other with paintball guns as an event at All-Star.— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 31, 2017
So it looks like the Round Mound of Rebound couldn't care less about what LeBron said about him because they're never going to be friends and creating opinions like "LeBron is whiny" is part of his gig.
Still, the internet had a field day with the way LeBron came at Charles during last night's post-game.
Check out some of the best reactions to the LeBron James x Charles Barkley beef below.
Bron Fed up. Lol— Dorell Wright (@DWRIGHTWAY1) January 31, 2017
Damn bronny said I got time today sheeeeeesh— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) January 31, 2017
LeBron James and the no good, very bad, seasonal affect disorder that causes him to turn into a CW character every January— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) January 31, 2017
I love everything LeBron James said about the hater he need to stop drinking at work. TNT can I stop by and get a drink— Charles Oakley (@CharlesOakley34) January 31, 2017
LBJ pulled out the Draco.. 😂— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) January 31, 2017
Barkley: LeBron should stop complaining and just compete.— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) January 31, 2017
LeBron: you living check to check and you're an alcoholic. pic.twitter.com/GLFsZCRzm6
Lebron James response to Charles Barkley pic.twitter.com/Ae1feP6kMI— mao (online ) (@MaoGreens) January 31, 2017
Lebron said The monstars only lost in space jam because Charles Barkley shaved points to pay off his gambling debt.— B.C. (@yesthatbc) January 31, 2017
Charles Barkley...Charles Oakley...could be Charlie Brown. I don't give a damn pic.twitter.com/GJcD8a80DE— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) January 31, 2017
"All I was worried about today was fairways and greens... I’m not going to lie." ⛳️ pic.twitter.com/dWkOsp8XxO— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 31, 2017
LeBron let Charles Barkley know what he thinks of his comments about him: pic.twitter.com/lgyiuft6XK— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) January 31, 2017
2/20/63 - 1/31/17— AGENT OF NBA CHAOS (@World_Wide_Wob) January 31, 2017
R.I.P. CHUCK pic.twitter.com/VAmXbjX5sn