Charles Barkley knows a thing or two about basketball, but he also knows that one man can’t win it all for his team. That is why he is missing a ring on his finger. LeBron James has a handful of rings, but he’s looking to add another with the LA Lakers. Their series against The Suns is still on-going, and Barkley had a word of warning.

While speaking about the Lake Show on Inside The NBA, Barkley brought up how some players have been struggling. This put even more weight on LeBron James, but the Phoenix Suns are not to be taken lightly and LeBron can’t beat them on his own.

“AD’s been out for a long time, now you’re trying to play hard basketball. He had a couple good games, but he ain’t had no time to get his rhythm and his conditioning together.”

“Same thing with LeBron. I don’t think LeBron, at his age, can single-handedly whip the Phoenix Suns. If Anthony Davis does not play again, they’re gonna lose to the Phoenix Suns – but, even if they beat the Suns, they got zero chance of winning the championship. These guys are not in good enough shape. They missed too much of the regular season. And like I say, you don’t just pick up a basketball in the middle of the [playoffs] and beat the good teams.”


We will continue covering the NBA Playoffs as more drama ensues. Fans have also been an on-going problem as some of them have taken to assaulting players with projectiles as of late. LeBron called out for the NBA to protect their players, because he has enough to worry about in his series against the Suns.

It remains to be seen if LeBron can pull enough weight to win the series. He can still get himself trending, like with the recent “OMG LeBron” trend he started after a massive breakaway dunk.

Does LeBron James still have what it takes to carry the Lakers? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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