A week after James ripped his general manager’s team-building efforts, drawing criticism from the media, including TNT’s “Inside the NBA” crew, the Cavs star let loose to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
“I’m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that,” James said of Barkley. “I’m not the one who threw somebody through a window. I never spit on a kid. I never had unpaid debt in Las Vegas. I never said, ‘I’m not a role model.’ I never showed up to All-Star Weekend on Sunday because I was in Vegas all weekend partying.