Charles Barkley on LeBron James' 'The Decision:' 'That Was Torture. I Want That Hour Back in my Life'
Earlier today Turner Sports held an NBA on TNT press lunch at its Time Warner Center headquarters. Turner Sports president David Levy was joined by Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Mike Fratello and analysts Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley to talk about the upcoming NBA season.
Among the topics of discussion was “The Decision,” the one-hour special that aired on ESPN, where superstar LeBron James announced he would be joining the Miami Heat.
Levy was asked whether the James camp had approached Turner Sports about running the special, and whether Turner would have aired it.
“They didn’t approach us, and given the circumstances, where we would not have any editorial control, we probably would not have done that,” Levy said.
Barkley has weighed in on “The Decision” before. He called The Decision “a punk move” and a “dumb idea” over the summer. He has not backed down since: