Thursday , Jan , 22 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Rick Barry: LeBron James Has Major Flaws

In anticipation of James’ annual stop in the Bay Area on Friday, Golden State Warriors great Rick Barry is greeting the Cavs star with a zinger. In an interview with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area that will air tonight, Barry said he’s alarmed James hasn’t fixed some areas of his game and also sends one across the bow of the Cavs’ coaching staff.

"He’s got major flaws in his game," Barry said. "He’s six years into the NBA. How can a man six years into the NBA with his talent have a major flaw in his shot? How can he not use screens effectively? . . I watch the game very carefully – he doesn’t use screens effectively and this is not LeBron’s fault. It’s the fault of the people who are teaching him. . . . There is no doubt in my mind that LeBron, if shown these things would do them, because he wants to be a great player, he wants to win a championship. As great as he is, he should be better."