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Dwyane Wade backs LeBron James in feud with Charles Barkley

Dwyane Wade not surprisingly is siding with LeBron James in his longtime pal’s recently ignited feud with NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley, saying, “I like that ‘Bron called him out.”

Wade spoke at length about the events spawned by James firing back at Barkley with a blistering screed after the analyst portrayed his complaints about the Cleveland Cavaliers front office as “whiny.”

James didn’t hold back in his retort while highlighting Barkley’s reputation for boorish behavior.

ā€œIā€™m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that,ā€ James said in part of Barkley after Monday’s 104-97 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

James later took to social media to post yet another of his patented cryptic tweets that is nearly impossible to decipher.

Wade, one of James’ closest confidants, praised James for finally firing back at the frequently critical and always outspoken Barkley. Wade observed that Barkley “acts like he just walked on water” and suggesting the NBA great “humble” himself.

Via a tweet from ESPN’s Rachel Nichols highlighting a transcription from colleague Nick Friedell.

Barkley, as opinionated as they comes, is of course brutally honest when espousing his views and providing analysis, even if his provocative commentary rubs the likes of LeBron James the wrong way. While it’s nice that Wade has James’ back — and likely speaks for other NBA players who have been ripped by Barkley in the past — one thing is certain: Don’t expect Barkley to change one bit just because he got eviscerated by James.

In other words, expect Barkley’s patented act and unique brand of rhetoric to continue without any fear on his part of continued reprisal.