Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) prior to a game against the Charlotte Bobcats in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Barkley Calls Miami Heat Roster 'Dead Weight'


The Miami Heat are a game away from becoming the first team to advance to the Conference Semifinals but not everyone is onboard with the way their roster is constructed. While it’s a roster that can beat the Bobcats and likely all others that they will face in the East, TNT analyst Charles Barkley is not someone who is touting the depth behind LeBron James or the talent around him.

Ira Winderman passed along Charles Barkley’s interesting description of the Heat roster:

“The key is going to be LeBron. You have to beat him four times. He has a lot of dead weight to carry. He has to score the most baskets and get all the rebounds. They are limited inside and will always struggle against big guys. They are vulnerable this year.”

Barkley has some valid points, as it’s not as though this incarnation of the Heat roster is the best we’ve seen since the Big 3 got to town. But at the end of the day, all the roster needs to do is get the job done and so far that’s exactly what has happened.

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  • Joe Tee

    Barkley is recognized as such a clown that his opinion matters as much as Miley Cyrus. This is the same idiot that was giving the trophy to the Pacers for signing Evan Turner. How’s that working out Chuck? The Heat could win ten straight titles and he’ll bash them every year. What else is new?

  • http://Twitter.com/KelvinTheDude Kelvin McJunkins

    Lmbo! I said it & I said it; the Miami Heat did not get better in the offseason. In fact they got older & slower & shod signs of desperation when giving Greg Oden a roster spot and a little over a million to do so, bcuz they were scared to death of the 1st place division holder Indiana Pacers! Yes they picked up Forward Beasley, but he can only take valuable minutes from players Udonis Haslem