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Charles Barkley "Disgusted" By Cavaliers After John Beilein Exit

Charles Barkley smokes a cigar.

LAFAYETTE HILL, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley looks on while smoking a cigar during the Julius Erving Golf Classic at The ACE Club on September 11, 2017 in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images for PGD Global)

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the recent ousting of John Beilein from the Cleveland Cavaliers. While going 14-40 may be a fireable offense, Beilein reportedly lost the locker room quite a while back. But NBA analyst Charles Barkley had some strong words for the Cavs regarding Beilein.

During yesterday's NBA Pregame show before Nets-76ers, Barkley called out the Cavs for how they treated the now-former coach. He said he is "so disgusted by those players trying to get that man fired."

Barkley explained that he feels Beilein is a good coach and feels that the complaints coming out of the Cavs locker room were unwarranted. He implied that the players don't have much of a right to complain about practicing too hard or watching too much film "because they stink."

Barkley reiterated that he was "disgusted" by how the Cavs treated Beilein.

Via 247Sports:

"I want to call out the Cleveland Cavaliers... what they did to Coach Beilein was ridiculous, unprofessional. I'm so disgusted by those players trying to get that man fired. John Beilein is a hell of a coach and I think he's a good guy. But for those players to complain about, 'We're practicing too hard. We're watching too much film' -- because they stink. Because they stink I just didn't think that was fair.

"When a coach is wrong, I'm going to call him out. But when players are wrong, I'm going to call them out and I'm disgusted by what the Cavaliers did to Coach Beilein."

Cleveland hired Beilein to a five-year deal following a storied career in college basketball, particularly with Michigan.

But after lasting less than one season in the NBA, Beilein may not get another shot in the pros.

He won't be lacking for college offers though if Beilein wants to get back into coaching.

Was Charles Barkley right to criticize the Cavs over their treatment of John Beilein?