Originally Posted by Owl
Charles Barkley just says whatever pops into his head at the time, he never thinks things through. It might make him entertaining to some, but it makes him lousy as a credible analyst.
There's no consistency and no thought going into what he says.
That was his immediate and emotional response to the decision and how it made him feel about Lebron's competitiveness or whatever, more so than his judgement of Lebron as player.
As far as his judgement of Lebron as a player, he's always though of him as an amazing player (though he has of course criticized Lebron when he deserved it...like in the 2011 Finals).