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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is determined to show everyone including TNT analyst Charles Barkley, who often says Wade's game is falling off rapidly, that he is still one of the best.
Wade claims he doesn't hear the criticism from Barkley. "I'm not the all-time leading scorer around here for nothing," said Wade via FOX Sports Florida after going 11 of 13 and scoring 26 points Monday.
But Wade's teammates know Wade can hear the noise.
"It means Charles Barkley, you shut up," Heat forward LeBron James said after Wade's 26 point performance against the Atlanta Hawks.
"The man is shooting 80 percent the last couple of games," James said. "Come on. That's crazy. Seriously . . . He's unbelievable. I do (want Barkley to keep criticizing Wade). I love it. When someone's not saying stuff about me, I'm glad that somebody finally got off me for a change."
Wade has responded well to Barkley's criticism. Barkley ripped Wade Nov. 29 during a TNT broadcast, two days later Wade scored a season-high 34 points against Brooklyn. Barkley continued to be critical of Wade last Thursday, Wade responded by scoring 26 points in each of the past two games.
"He's at his best when people question him," Heat forward Shane Battier said of Wade. "He has that edge. So that's good. I like it when people doubt him."
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