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Charles Barkley blames 'phony' Heat fans for luring LeBron to Miami

Did LeBron James choose Miami when he played–for a total of four seasons—for the Miami Heat, or did the city choose LeBron?

Charles Barkley made it very clear he blames the city, calling Heat fans “phonies, phonier than a $6 bill.”

The retired NBA player turned TNT sports analyst didn’t stop there: he continued insulting Miami and its fans, despite Dan Le Batard pointing out that attendance at Heat games has remained high since LeBron left last year to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“[Miami Heat fans] don’t know anything about basketball,” Barkley said. “They went and saw that trash this year, they should be embarrassed.”

Charles Barkley blames 'phony' Heat fans for luring LeBron to Miami

Did LeBron James choose Miami when he played–for a total of four seasons—for the Miami Heat, or did the city choose LeBron?

Charles Barkley made it very clear he blames the city, calling Heat fans “phonies, phonier than a $6 bill.”

The retired NBA player turned TNT sports analyst didn’t stop there: he continued insulting Miami and its fans, despite Dan Le Batard pointing out that attendance at Heat games has remained high since LeBron left last year to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“[Miami Heat fans] don’t know anything about basketball,” Barkley said. “They went and saw that trash this year, they should be embarrassed.”

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