Charles Barkley Says LeBron James Made "Punk Moves"

Carlos SandovalAnalyst IIIAugust 15, 2010

DALLAS - FEBRUARY 12:  Nba Announcer and former NBA player Charles Barkley looks on during the game between the Sophomore team and the Rookie team during the second half of the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at American Airlines Center on February 12, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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We all have that lovable, loud-mouthed uncle who isn't afraid to speak his mind. For the NBA, Charles Barkley is that uncle.

And while there are quite a few times when Sir Charles should just stay quiet, his recent comments could not have been more warranted. Take a look at what Charles Barkley told ESPN's Mike Greenberg on his radio show:

"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."

That’s pretty straight-forward, Charles. And of course, the Bark-ster is referring to the list that LeBron tweeted about a few days ago:

"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!"

Powerful stuff, LeBron. Make sure you take mental notes of how not to play in the conference semifinals, too. A lot of lessons can be learned from that fiasco.

Seriously, though. I don’t get why LeBron is so upset about all these people "taking shots at him." I mean, that’s exactly why he left Cleveland; he wanted the least amount of responsibility possible. Now he has to take responsibility for his actions? Why, oh why, can’t people leave LeBron alone?

Oh well. At least LeBron has his Twitter account he can vent with. However, I would suggest he talks to Ron Artest’s psychiatrist. Apparently, she can do wonders.