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Charles Barkley in response to LeBron James: 'We're never going to be friends'

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Sir Charles Barkley came on the Waddle and Silvy show on ESPN Radio shortly after LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwyane Wade all had their say about the TNT commentator’s recent criticism of the Finals MVP, diffusing the situation and poking fun at the entire ordeal.

According to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Barkley called James “whiny” yet again, saying he is not going to “get personal” like James did in his response.

Barkley asked “what’s it called when you go on the internet and look things up?” before saying “Clearly he Googled me and found out some things.”

“This notion that we have to be friends — we’re never going to be friends,” said Barkley after insisting this younger generation “always takes it personally.”

The Round Mound of Rebound was unapologetic about his comments, saying he was merely doing his job, which was to provide an opinion about the topic at hand, noting he never attacked James on a personal level.

Barkley proceeded to make light of the remarks James said about his past, including throwing someone through a window, and saying how he could have added other things about him like finishing last in Jeopardy.

If Charles Barkley is a hater, he is an equal opportunity hater — often criticizing several team’s stars and even the way teams run their individual players. King James is not the only one to receive this kind of heavy criticism, but it comes at a time when it’s most jarring for the King — after having a month with a losing record with at least 10 games played for the first time since 2006.

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