Charles Barkley on why LeBron James would struggle to guard him: "You can't stop a great player"

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Charles Barkley was among the top players. People should keep in mind that "Chuck" was a superstar during his playing career  

These days, he is best known for his work as an entertaining analyst on "Inside the NBA."  

A hypothetical inquiry about Barkley's ability to score if LeBron James was guarding him was posed to him in a 2012 interview. "Chuck" responded with a composed and impressive response.  

"He would be troublesome to me, but he would be troublesome to anyone." A great player, like LeBron, Durant, or Kobe, is unstoppable.   

Great pitchers don't stop great hitting in baseball, as Barkley stated in a 2012 interview with "The Dan Patrick Show."  

"When someone called me or Michael Jordan "the Jordan stopper," we would laugh and say, 'Dude, you can't stop a great player.'"  

Every player in NBA history would find it difficult to defend Charles, including LeBron, who stands a gigantic 6'8" and 250 pounds.  

The Alabama native's relentlessness and severe difficulty in stopping him made him one of the best players. Barkley, who was about 6'4", did not allow his height to work against him;   

he was still the most dominant power forward of his time.  

"Chuck" was outpacing or outlasting players who were classified as 6'10" in height. Like any defender, "King James" could stop him for a few possessions, but if Barkley posted him up or ran into him in transition, he would find it difficult to stop him.  

LeBron would fight back, of course, with his strength, but in his heyday, Charles was bullying all kinds of guys. In Barkley's prime, even dominant players like David Robinson and Patrick Ewing had trouble stopping him.  


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