Barkley on ailing Wade: 'Father Time is kicking in'
MIAMI -- The conversation has played out on TNT in recent weeks -- Charles Barkley insisting Dwyane Wade "is not the same player," and Shaquille O'Neal responding with a stern: "Leave Dwyane alone." Speaking off air before Game 1 on Wednesday night, both NBA legends tackled the Wade topic from different perspectives. For starters, Barkley wants to make one thing clear: "I have nothing against Dwyane" -- his former partner on T-Mobile ads. "But I'm going to do my job." And? "He's not the same explosive player he was a couple years ago," Barkley reiterated, adding it "annoys me" when people criticize him for saying that. "You've only had one good three-minute stretch in the playoffs," ...