Barkley: "For the Heat to win Bron must do everything....and be walking triple double
"I think that LeBron James has to play at a Michael Jordan-type level every single night because that team has so many holes on it," Barkley said. "Between their bench, lack of scoring inside ... I said this earlier in the year, they're only going to go as far as LeBron James takes them.
"I like Dwyane (Wade). Dwyane is a terrific player. He got a lot of credit for winning a championship (in 2006), but if you go back and look at their series, the reason they won that series is because of Shaquille (O'Neal). He got the one game where he shot 100 free throws. But Shaquille O'Neal and Alonzo Mourning were the difference in that series. People assume he's the closer, to be honest with you, but LeBron James is the best player in the NBA. If he doesn't play at a crazy level and make those guys better, (Mario) Chalmers, Joel Anthony, Haslem, if he doesn't get those guys off, they can't win. I don't think (James) gets enough credit for that."
"Chris Bosh hasn't had a double-double in like two months," he added. "They're clearly not a good rebounding team. Their bench isn't very good. They have flaws."
Barkley just made similar comments on the Dan Patrick show a few minutes ago. You agree or disagree?
Personally I can't believe that people discount the full compliment of talent the Heat possess. In my view the team is still the most talented in the league, and to claim that winning or losing a title will only depend on LeBron is an insult to Wade and Bosh (among others).
Last edited by 2LeTTeRS : 04-12-2012 at 03:45 PM.