go to MSN.com
Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/29/13

LeBron James is already considered by many to be one of the greatest NBA players of all time. Should he win several more championships before his career ends, some would argue that LeBron is No. 1. Charles Barkley does not envision that happening. In a recent interview with SI.com’s Richard Deitsch, Barkley said he currently […]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
10 Comments:
  • As far as the alcoholic, wife beating J Kid is concerned, he was probably drink when he made his list. Perhaps others have forgotten, but I remember very well when he beat his ex-wife. He puts on that, "I'm a team-player saint, when in fact, his history speaks differently. We all know he's a "smooth" talker...slithered his way to a head coach!
  • That fine Charles, I can understand looking back at your career and trying to find equalities with LeBron is very hard, damn near impossible. How many NBA rings do you have?

    Let go of your bitterness and admit, like a Man, that LeBron has to be considered one of the best.
  • iguanajoe- ur comment is nonsense. How many rings Charles has is of no relevance. In fact, he's praising guys that have the rings! He's saying, right now, Kobe is ranked higher BECUZ OF HIS 5 RINGS! If Lebron gets more, I'm sure he'll move higher
  • Kobe, is where he is on the list because people do not like him. He is one of the greatest of all time, but how many people would like to hang out with him. Your personal life matters in how people rate you. Maybe it should not count, but LaBron is definately a more honest and cooler and down to earth guy, that most people like and relate to. By the way, I always thought Carl Malone was a nut. Him saying that Scottie Pippen is better than MIchael Jordon make me think I am right.

    I think Michael and Scottie are having a beer together and laughing their ass off at Malone's comments.

    Better yet he should ask his old teamate Mr. Russell what he thinks.
  • Barkley was good, but he was no Kobe or Lebron. I don't think he can offer an objective opinion because of this.
  • Charles has a solid list, however -- I am not sure I like his chances if we go head's up and pick two 5-man squads. If he picks first and skips Kareem to go with Jordan, I think he loses. Means I get Kareem and probably Wilt, he must pick big man, so I get Oscar or Magic or Kobe next. Point is, Kareem must be first pick to win I believe ...
    Cardman
  • Loud mouth Charles never won a damn thing, so his opinion is no better then mine or anyone else. I can see his picks as being on target except for the fact he does not have MAGIC JOHNSON on his list...SAY WHAT? Magic is the best player ever or if not the best in the top 3. Magic is a guard or a foeward or when Jabbar missed game six of the NBA Finals game rookie Magic Johnson played center. He scored 42 points dished 12 assists and rebounded like 15 boards. Point is Magic can play any position on the floor so he has to be top five. Another miss is Larry Bird. Bird kicked Barkley's butt every year so of course he's not on the team because of it.
    How about Johnson at point, Jordan at 2 guard, Bird at one forward, Duncan at the other forward and Jabbar at center. Robertson, Wilt and Bernard King come off the bench. No Barkley, he's way down my list.
  • Chuckie "BJ" Barkly. The DUI with the hooker guy. The guy who spit at a fan heckling him during his playing days, only to miss the fan and hit a guy's girlfriend. Chuckie "BJ" - SHUT THE F UP! Lebbron has more skills with one arm tied behind his back, blind folded you fat AZ low life PUNK!!!!!!!!!!
  • Simply a case of "no room at the top".
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Pierre-Paul could face charges for possession of fireworks

Report: Warriors trade David Lee to Celtics for Gerald Wallace

Rivers believes Gates' PED use was unintentional

Favre felt 'bothered' by Green Bay's decision to trade him

Ned Yost explains Alex Rodriguez’s All-Star Game snub

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Donovan McNabb arrested for DUI after rear-ending car

It is progress time for the Philadelphia 76ers

Andrew Luck talks Super Bowl hopes and Patriots

Rapper rips David West for taking pay cut to join Spurs

Report: Kevin Garnett will return for 21st NBA season

Packers plan to keep TE Andrew Quarless despite arrest

Roy Halladay snaps selfie while getting a speeding ticket

National Basketball Players Association to set up heath insurance for retirees

'Corrected' 2015 MLB All-Star Game picks

NHL expansion process begins, application cutoff set for Aug. 10

Cardinals send rookies to Starbucks to pick up order

Mark Cuban fined for discussing Matthews and Jordan deals

Baseball's most productive low-authority hitters of all-time

USWNT's World Cup triumph four years in the making

Cubs announcer defends saying 'no-hitter' during game

MLB scout hiring and pay practices challenged in lawsuit

MLB's 2015 All-Star snubs

Gronk, David Ortiz in latest Dunkin Donuts iced coffee video

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pierre-Paul could face charges for possession of fireworks

Jason Pierre-Paul could be on the verge of understanding exactly what it means to have insult added to injury. On Tuesday, law enforcement officials told Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com that the Coral Springs (Fla.) Police Department is investigating the fireworks accident that left Pierre-Paul injured over the 4th of July weekend. Depending on what police...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
39 minutes ago

Report: Warriors trade David Lee to Celtics for Gerald Wallace

The Golden State Warriors have reportedly found a landing spot for David Lee after promising to trade him following the team’s championship season. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the defending champs have sent Lee and his $15.5 million contract for this upcoming season to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace. ESPN sources say that the Celtics have agreed to send Gerald...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago

Rivers believes Gates' PED use was unintentional

The San Diego Chargers announced last weed that the NFL had suspended tight end Antonio Gates for the first four games of the 2015 NFL season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for performance-enhancing substances. While the organization as a whole must be left profoundly disappointed by the developments, at least one Charger remains...Read More The post Philip Rivers believes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago

Favre felt 'bothered' by Green Bay's decision to trade him

When Brett Favre announced his retirement in March 2008, the Green Bay Packers turned to a first-round pick, Aaron Rodgers, who had been waiting in the wings for three years. Four months later, however, Favre began seeking a return to the franchise with which he won a Super Bowl. But Green Bay wanted to give Rodgers a shot, and Favre’s tenure with the Packers officially ended...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago

Ned Yost explains Alex Rodriguez’s All-Star Game snub

Alex Rodriguez is defying odds at age 39, but he apparently has not done enough to earn a spot on the American League All-Star team. A-Rod was not selected to the squad by the fans or players, and AL manager Ned Yost also chose to leave him out of the Final Vote competition. Rodriguez is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago

Donovan McNabb arrested for DUI after rear-ending car

Donovan McNabb was arrested for driving while under the influence in Gilbert, Ariz., last month following a traffic accident, according to a statement from the Gilbert Police Department. McNabb allegedly rear-ended another car at a stoplight just before midnight on June 28. Police say he was taken to a holding facility before being released. Here’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago

It is progress time for the Philadelphia 76ers

Despite the work that still needs to be done, it is time for the Philadelphia 76ers to start making some progress on the basketball court. The post It’s Progress Time For The Philadelphia 76ers appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 hours ago

Andrew Luck talks Super Bowl hopes and Patriots

The Indianapolis Colts added a couple more weapons for quarterback Andrew Luck, and the 25-year-old star believes the team has done enough to reach the pinnacle of professional football. In an interview with Neil Reynolds of Brit View NFL, Luck said he thinks the Colts should be in the conversation as a team with a real shot to win the Super Bowl: “It’s everybody’s goal...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago

Rapper rips David West for taking pay cut to join Spurs

NBA veteran forward David West took a massive pay cut to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. Most people view it as an admirable move from an aging player who badly wants to win a championship. Luther Campbell is not most people. Campbell, a well-known rapper and big Miami Hurricanes booster who goes...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago

Report: Kevin Garnett will return for 21st NBA season

Veteran power forward Kevin Garnett isn’t ready to retire. According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, the 39-year-old Garnett is planning to return for his 21st NBA season, his 14th as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Mere formality, part deux: told the Garnett contract re-signing here is done. Will search for the terms later after radio. #twolves — Darren...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.