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“I criticized Kobe Bryant once, and he cursed at me between 1:00 and 4:0 a.m.”: Charles Barkley reveals as Black Mamba reacts to his criticism of a controversial performance in the Game Seven at WCF 2006

Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley revealed Kobe Bryant sent him a series of abusive texts when his ex criticized him for his performances.

Charles Barkley unlike any other analyst or sportsman. Phoenix MVP is known for his brutal honesty and daring actions. Barkley never shy away from giving his opinion no matter how important or sensitive the issue is.

During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Barkley narrated a hilarious story about Kobe Bryant. Sir Charles revealed that he criticized the Lakers legend for not taking any shots in the second half of the game against the Phoenix Suns, trying to prove the point without any help.

The game Barkley was referring to was Game Seven of the 2006 Western Conference Finals. Kobe had only three shots in the second half of the game, scoring one point, causing the Lakers to lose Game Seven. The two-time champ scored just 24 points in the knockout.

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Barkley did not hesitate to criticize Kobe heavily on national television, calling him selfish. At the time, it was believed that the Lakers’ keeper wanted to prove a point with his performance.

Charles Barkley reveals the night Kobe Bryant cursed him.

Barkley did not constrain his words. The 11-time All-Star is known for his brutal honesty. Kobe’s Game Seven performance in the 2006 Grand Finals had many unanswered questions. There are several theories about that performance by Kobe trying to prove a point.

Recently, Barkley revealed that he and Kobe had some heated exchanges after his ex called him out to perform.

“When I was complimented by people, they never called me. Kobe Bryant, my love, and rest in peace, I said for three or five years, he was the best basketball player in the world, and the night before the Phoenix Suns he didn’t take any shots. in the match in the second half, and I said to him after the game and said: ‘Kobe, I’ve always liked you, but what you did tonight is not real. You didn’t have a shot in the second half. You’re trying to prove a point that you don’t have any help,” Barkley recalls. “He called me from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m., cursing me like a dog. All in text (messages). We went back and forth and I said, ‘Yo, would you please call me?’ He called me every name in the book.”

Kobe is not one of those players to take such criticism lightly. So he’ll let Barkley know how he feels. The Lakers superstar, who had 50 points in the previous game, managed just three shots in the second half of the knockout. So certain questions will arise.

The MVPs of the two Finals averaged 27.9 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 5.1 APG, and 1.1 SPG in that series. Kobe shot nearly 50% away and 40.0% from the 3-point line.

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Kobe is not the only player to have had a heated exchange with Barkley as the latter revealed that he faced a similar situation with LeBron James.

https://thesportsrush.com/nba-news-i-criticized-kobe-bryant-one-time-and-he-was-cursing-me-out-from-1-oclock-to-4-0clock-in-the-morning-charles-barkley-reveals-when-the-black-mamba-responded-to-his-criticism-on-the-c/ “I criticized Kobe Bryant once, and he cursed at me between 1:00 and 4:0 a.m.”: Charles Barkley reveals as Black Mamba reacts to his criticism of a controversial performance in the Game Seven at WCF 2006

Alley Einstein

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