Retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Charles Barkley ‘disappointed’ LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers teased retirement.
“Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!” Barkley answered when asked if he thought James’ public retirement pondering was intended to keep the attention on him after being swept.
“Because he knew those fools on ESPN were gonna talk about it! They’re still talking about it! I actually turned my television off the next day because the first two blocks were all about LeBron instead of what the Denver Nuggets accomplished.”
Barkley believes it was all calculated.
“I think he did it intentionally,” he said. “There’s no way he’s retiring. LeBron’s such a good dude and he’s got his stuff together. I was disappointed he took the shine away from the Nuggets.”