Thursday , Apr , 17 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

DeShawn Stevenson Responds to Charles Barkley

Before Wednesday’s game in Orlando, Stevenson dismissed Barkley’s comments.

"Are we really going to listen to a guy who said Yao Ming would not be an all-star in this league?" Stevenson asked. "I mean really. So who cares what he has to say? Tell Charles Barkley to chill and worry about other things. Don’t worry about the Washington Wizards."

Arenas called Barkley’s take "cute" and responded to Barkley’s assertion that the Wizards shouldn’t tweak James because, in Barkley’s words, James is "the second-best player in the NBA, and that’s just stupid." [Washington Post]