Charles Barkley Rightly Rips LeBron James A New One Over Race Comment

Ryan VirginCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2010

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Charles Barkley may be one of the most difficult people to listen to on the air, but he has made a string of correct statements dating back to the pre-decision era.

Charles Barkley was spot on once again about the recent LeBron James comments involving racism and the 'decision'.

"The only criticism I've heard about LeBron and it was my biggest criticism, that decision thing was just stupid. It was stupid," Barkley said. "The second thing when they all came out there dancing around on stage, that was silly. That's the only thing I've heard LeBron get criticized about. That has nothing to do with race."

In my eyes, that statement is entirely correct and I don't see how anyone else can believe otherwise.

"The Chosen One" spent an hour on TV (for a good cause, I might add) to essentially spit in the faces of those that bought his jerseys, attended his games, and essentially paid his paychecks.

And now he doesn't expect those same people to spit back? I just don't get it.

I'm all for changing teams. I mean, that situation in Cleveland wasn't prime by any means. The talent level around LeBron James was not enough to propel the Cleveland area into a Championship, it just wasn't.

So here's a little piece of advice to you, LeBron:

1. Save you're money. Sure, all of the proceeds went to the Boys and Girls club, but I'm sure you could have footed that bill with the money you made playing basketball.

Just a guess, but I think you should have a little bit left over from those max contract deals and partnership with Nike.

2. In a heartfelt letter to the Cleveland Cavalier fans, say that you are very sorry and that the decision you are about to make is a tough one, but you think it would be better for you and your family to move on.

Tell them that you will still be in the area during summers, running youth basketball camps and working in food kitchens and then apologize once again and then sign off.

3. Quietly sign a contract with the Miami Heat, as to not make it look like this is all about you.

4. Enjoy the rest of your relatively peaceful summer.

Honestly, When is the last time you broke up with someone and went on National TV to make your change in "love" public.

Sorry _____, But I will be taking my good looks and likable personality to _______.

Ok, ok, I am getting a little bit off track here.

But what I am trying to say is that LeBron James could have avoided all of this. He could have switched teams and signed a contract, announcing it much like Kevin Durant did.

The way LeBron pulled that stunt was just pathetic.

the King went on national TV and said "look at me, look at me" and everyone watched. Now that he has realized his mistakehe is backtracking.

...Oh wait, no. He's actually not backtracking.

He's criticizing everyone who disagrees with him.

"It's like watching a movie," Charles Barkley Added. "Just when you think it couldn't get any stupider, it gets more stupid."

Yeah, I agree Charles. I'm glad I didn't pay for it.

Right now, I'd say it looks like it's time for a public apology, but I think that LeBron James has too much pride, making that very unlikely.

But you know, I can see it right now.

Another TV special on ESPN titled, "The Apology".

Wouldn't that be something to see?

Or would that be some more "...unprecedented ass kissing."?

Gotta love Charles Barkley.


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