LeBron fed up with Barkley

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LeBron James has ap­par­ently had enough of Charles Barkley’s crit­i­cism.

Barkley took is­sue last week with James’ call for the Cava­liers to se­cure another play­maker to help con­tend for a sec­ond-straight NBA ti­tle. The out­spo­ken TNT “In­side the NBA” an­a­lyst called James “in­ap­pro­pri­ate” and “whiny.”

James told ESPN fol­low­ing the Cavs 104-97 loss at Dallas on Mon­day night that Barkley is “a hater” and added that he’s not go­ing to let Barkley “dis­re­spect my legacy.”

James also brought up some of Barkley’s past con­tro­ver­sies and le­gal trou­bles, be­fore say­ing, “All I’ve done for my en­tire ca­reer is rep­re­sent the NBA the right way.”

The four-time NBA MVP says he’s tired of bit­ing his tongue and “there’s a new sher­iff in town.”

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