Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley won't let LeBron James 'hijack' life, thinks he's not coming to Sixers

Charles Barkley won't let LeBron James 'hijack' life, thinks he's not coming to Sixers

Not only does Charles Barkley not think LeBron James is coming to Philly, he's sick of talking about it.

"I'm not gonna let this dude hijack my life," Barkley said as a guest on The Mike Missanelli Show Tuesday. "The whole sports world, we sit around like idiots and worry about where this dude is going."

Say it louder, Charles.

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Things are only going to get more ridiculous, folks.

Barkley, though, doesn't think the saga will end with James joining forces with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

"He's not coming to the Sixers," Barkley said. "He's not coming to the Sixers because he needs the ball, Simmons needs the ball and Embiid needs the ball. That would make Simmons useless."

That's not exactly a new argument. It's what the counter-argument to every conversation about James has been around these parts for the last year. 

Any chance James would alter his game to fit in alongside the Sixers' two young studs?

"He's not going to give the ball up at this stage of his career," Barkley said. "He's not a great shooter, so you can't play him off the ball. I guarantee you [defenders] would let him shoot threes all night. Guys would love him to shoot threes. ... It would hurt Embiid and Simmons going forward."

No, James isn't a sharpshooter. But this "he can't shoot" stuff is a stretch. He's shot 36.2 percent from three since 2013, which is right around the league average. Robert Covington, for example, has shot 35.8 percent from three in his career and he's regarded as a shooter.

League average shooting works for a player who does everything else incredibly well. 

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Charles Barkley, riding high on 'Nova win, predicts another Philly championship

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Charles Barkley, riding high on 'Nova win, predicts another Philly championship

The city of Philadelphia is riding high once again after the Villanova Wildcats cut down the nets at the Final Four in San Antonio and will bring another championsip back home.

You know who was loving every moment of the 'Nova national championship? Sir Charles.

Barkley spoke about his connection to Jay Wright and Villanova University during the pregame show on TBS and he was on a bit of a high after Donte DiVincenzo lit up Michigan.

Chuck gave the Eagles a shoutout for their championship, praised 'Nova, and made a bold prediction.

"The 76ers gonna win the championship!" a horse Barkley said during the postgame show. You can enjoy that moment below along with some other highlights from a fun night for Philly fans.

Enjoy some of our favorite moments from Twitter below.

And finally, One Shining Moment for the 2018 NCAA Tournament:

Charles Barkley won a ton of money on Eagles winning Super Bowl

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Charles Barkley won a ton of money on Eagles winning Super Bowl

Charles Barkley is beloved in this city unlike many others, so when Chuck talks about how he experienced the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory, we are most certainly here for it.

Sir Charles visited Jimmy Kimmel Live and spoke about winning money on the Eagles Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.

Jimmy asked Chuck just how much money he won betting on the Birds.

“In Alabama, it’d buy a big condo,” Barkley said with a smile. “In L.A., a small guest house.”

That's more than I won.

Charles told a story about how he was in Philly for the NFC Championship Game and stayed downtown, warning Minnesota Vikings fans about our crazy fans.

“It’s a Philadelphia Eagles town by far.”

He also told a story about playing drunk once in a game for the Sixers.

“I have no idea what happened that game,” he said. “I was blasted, not going to lie.”

Thankfully he said that was the only time he played while intoxicated. I'm going to guess he had a few cold ones after the Eagles won the Super Bowl too. Love you, Chuck.

You can see more from the interview below. Chuck says he hasn't played ball since he retired.