TNT analyst and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley still isn't ready to give LeBron James the credit he deserves. Last year, Barkley said that James would never be a top-5 NBA great, and there's nothing he could do to change that. On Tuesday during an interview with Mike & Mike, he stood by that sentiment but added that LeBron isn't even on Kobe Bryant's level. According to Barkley, LeBron would need to beat the Warriors (again) in the NBA Finals just for him to consider James in the same tier as Kobe. Barkley said: "If LeBron is able to beat the Golden State Warriors, I might move him up to Kobe Bryant's status. Michael (Jordan)'s got six championships - that's a whole other planet. LeBron has
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Remember the Jay Mariotti who would pop up on “Around the Horn” episodes to do some sports shouting? He’s found a quieter forum for professional arguing. Mariotti, mostly gone from ESPN since 2010 after he was arrested on charges of domestic abuse, badgered “SportsCenter” host Scott Van Pelt on Twitter on Monday and Tuesday about everything that can be badgered, from blaming Van Pelt for ESPN’s rough times to a bizarre Manchester bombing insensitivity claim. Most notably, though, Mariotti threatened to sue Van Pelt and the Worldwide Leader for a “defamatory tweet last fall.” The Big Lead unearthed the tweet that appears to be in question. “Yo, Bloggers,” Van Pelt wrote in September, following