Charles Barkley Thinks LeBron Should Go Back to Cleveland Because Miami Has Crappy Fans

Ryan Glasspiegel

Charles Barkley appeared on CNN’s Unguarded with Rachel Nichols on Friday and discussed a variety of topics including the woeful Eastern Conference, his deteriorated relationship with Michael Jordan, his gambling habits, and LeBron James.

“I think it’d be great for him to go back to Cleveland,” Barkley said. “Number one, I don’t think they’re great fans in Miami — I thought there were great fans in Cleveland. The Miami fans were leaving when they thought they had lost to the Spurs. Let’s not act like they’re superfans.”

This isn’t the first time Barkley has questioned Miami’s fanhood.

“They have the worst fans,” he said in 2011. “No question. It’s not even loud in there. You’re at the game and you are like, ‘Man this place isn’t even loud.’ At least when you go to Chicago, it’s loud in there, it’s crazy down in Dallas but it’s not even loud in Miami.”

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