They may no longer be teammates in South Beach, but Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are still boys.
James sounded off earlier this week after being criticized by TNT talking head and former NBA All-Star Charles Barkley, who said King James was being “whiny” for publicly asking his front office for more talented teammates. In a lengthy rant, LeBron attacked all of Barkley’s controversial moments and concluded with, “I’m tired of biting my tongue.”
LeBron’s former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade won’t be keeping his thoughts to himself either.
“Thank God [James] finally said something,” said Wade, according to ESPN. “LeBron, a lot of guys take a lot of shots at him, for whatever reason. He’s always been [a focal point like], all of the great players in the game. He just has kept his mouth closed, continued to focus on what he need to. But it’s about time he said something.
“Sometimes when guys get on a microphone in front of their face they just talk and talk and talk and forget about their history. We all make that mistake, but especially that guy on TV. He acts like he just walked on water. I like the fact that Bron called him out … He said there’s a new sheriff in town so I’m excited to see what’s next.”
For his part, Barkley responded to LeBron’s personal attack simply by saying it was okay for James to say what he wants.