Saturday, August 14, 2010

Slur Charles: Punk's Punk

CBS4 (Miami): Charles Barkley continues to lash out at Miami Heat forward LeBron James and his fellow Miami Heat superstars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Thursday, LeBron tweeted that he was making a list of the people who have been slamming him for the past few weeks. Barkley said on ESPN radio in Dallas, "I want him to make sure that he puts my name on that (list). I thought that his little one-hour special was a punk move," according to AOL Fanhouse. Barkley [also] called the actions of Wade, Bosh, and James during the pep rally held by the Heat, "a punk move." Barkley said he won't run from his comments and that he's "easy to find."

The punk is on. Does Barkley know punks? Only if he knows himself.

Charles Barkley: "Easy to find"

"Punks" lose control. Punks get sloppy drunk. Punks punch drunk. Punks drive drunk. Punks go to jail. Punks welch on bets and debts.

So yes, Barkley is a "punk."

James? No drunk and disorderlies, no DUIs, no jail time nor even a single arrest; no debtors or casinos chasing James for rubber checks, unpaid bills. Ditto Wade, ditto Bosh.

Of course, there's another word for Barkley, for those who revere or even respect "his word" ...


And as Charles admits, they're always "easy to find."

Mugshot March 2009

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley posed for the above mug shot in March 2009 as he began serving a three-day jail sentence in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Tent City jail.

Mugshot December 2008

Former NBA star Charles Barkley was arrested in December 2008 on suspicion of drunk driving after Arizona cops pulled his 2005 Infiniti over after he ran a stop sign. After Barkley, 45, failed field sobriety tests, he was given a blood test to register alcohol content.

Welcher May 2008

The Wynn Las Vegas has filed suit against former NBA star Charles Barkley, claiming he owes the casino $400,000 in gambling markers. [T]he Wynn is also [cooperating with] the Clark County district attorney's bad check unit, which also investigates gambling debts. Clark County DA David Roger says if Barkley doesn't pay up, he could be charged with a felony.

Mugshot December 1997

Charles Barkley was arrested by Florida police in October 1997 and charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest for hurling an Orlando bar patron through a plate-glass window.

Mugshot October 1991

Former NBA star Charles Barkley was arrested by Milwaukee police in December 1991 for allegedly punching a man in the face.