Charles Barkley has to be one of the honest, and loud-mouthed, NBA players to play the game. He doesn’t hold back, which is many respect and hold the legend in high regard.
NBA TV has an “Open Court” series and in the next episode — which will return next Tuesday — where Barkley joins Reggie Miller and Shaq to discuss LeBron James.
NBA TV released some quotes pulled from the show and one that stuck out is the following from Sir Charles via Ira Winderman:
“I do think he can be better than Michael. I thought I would never compare somebody to Michael Jordan. But this guy, LeBron James, he does everything well. Michael did everything well. LeBron James is just bigger, stronger, faster. That’s the only difference.”
Barkley has a point, James “can” be better than Michael, but that’s never been the question as far as his athletic gifts. The question is can he fulfill the prophecy as LeBron James has limitless potential.
However, many people use rings as a gauge for success — right or wrong — it’s what they do, so in that aspect, LeBron has a little catching up to do.