MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade may claim to not know what Charles Barkley is saying but he sure heard what Josh Smith uttered.
After drilling a jumper over the Atlanta Hawks forward in the fourth quarter Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Miami Heat guard backpedaled down the court while nodding.
"He was talking to me," Wade said after his Heat had polished off the Hawks 101-92 in a battle for first place it the Southeast Divison. "That was cool. It was all good. He didn't think I was going to make it. So I had to let him now."
Wade seems determined these days to provide reminders that his best days are not behind him, contrary to what a certain man with avoirdupois issues has been spouting on the air. Barkley regularly has being using his platform as a TNT analyst to rip a guy he used to star alongside in cell-phone commercials.
"I'm not the all-time leading scorer around here for nothing," Wade, in his 10th Heat season, let it be known afte...