Well, Chuck, tell us how you really feel. His feud with the Heat and their fans continue. Clearly, he has no love at all for the Heat or their fans. He has complained about them all year and now says that their arena is not loud at all, even during the playoffs. He was comparing Heat fans to the fans of Dallas and Chicago. I wonder if he will be anywhere to be found if the Heat win this series. Steve.
Charles Barkley rips Heat, fans
When asked if Miami is the worst professional sports town, Barkley, who reiterated his admiration ofLeBron James and Dwyane Wade, said: “Yeah they have the worst fans. No question. It’s not even loud in there. You’re at the game and you are like, ‘Man this place isn’t even loud.’ At least when you go to Chicago, it’s loud in there, it’s crazy down in Dallas but it’s not even loud in Miami.”Charles Barkley lobbed another verbal salvo on Wednesday in his war of words with the Miami Heat and their fans.
When the Heat were playing the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference finals, Barkley said he liked James and Wade personally, but he called the Heat a “whiny bunch.” He didn’t back off that charge on Wednesday when he was a guest on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000.
“Listen, if the Miami Heat were playing the Washington Generals I would pick the Washington Generals,” Barkley said with a chuckle. “It’s something about that team that annoys me.
“They just a whiny bunch and I can’t root for them.”
Heat fans let Barkley know they weren’t happy with his criticism. In fact, TNT moved its set for pregame shows during coverage of the conference finals from outside American Airlines Arena to inside because of negative interaction between Barkley and fans.
The NBA Finals between the Heat and Dallas Mavericks is being carried on ABC.