Andrew Hawkins is one of more than 1,000 people — athletes, including football players, and military members — to pledge their brains for study by the Concussion Legacy Foundation since December 2015. More than 1,900 have donated in all since 2008.
To Barkley’s credit, he’s not backing down.
“I stick by what I said. I’m not going to make this personal … he was all whiny last week,” Barkley told ESPN Radio. “I’m good and I’m straightforward. I’m never going to get personal on an NBA player.”
All James did was ensure that “Inside the NBA’s” TV ratings will be through the roof Thursday night.
In fact, he said he was more upset with the commentators who were making a big deal of the exchange. Barkley said he played golf the past two days.
“It was ‘done’ after he said what he said and what I said (what I said in response),” Barkley said when host Ernie Johnson asked if this episode is over. “And It bothers me when people are like, ‘Well, what are you going to say?’ I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m not 12,'” Barkley said. “‘Oooh, he said something bad about me, I’ve got to say something bad about him.’ I’m not 12 years old. I’m a 53-year-old man who’ll be 54 in three weeks. This notion that just because somebody insulted me . . . I’m not 12, I’m not back in Leeds (Ala.) as if I’m in projects, where if you knock a stick off my shoulder and all hell breaks loose.”
Barkley set off James last month when he said the Cavaliers superstar was being “whiny” Trade Cheap Jerseys for publicly calling for roster help. James ripped Barkley in response, referencing several of Barkley’s infamous Super Cheap Jerseys off-court actions. Barkley stood by his comments and said he would stick to basketball.