With LeBron James watching the NBA Playoffs from home for the first time in over a decade, Charles Barkley pitched the Lakers megastar on joining him on Inside the NBA for the TV coverage. One month later, LeBron has made his response.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, LeBron replied to Barkley’s request and hinted that he might take him up on the offer. While he didn’t take kindly to his implication that he had “nothing better to do” by missing the playoffs, he did indicate that he will give it some thought.
Sir Charles, I actually do have a ton going on but I may take you up on your offer. We shall see. #KingInStudio
Back in March, after the Lakers were eliminated from playoff contention, Barkley suggested that LeBron should join him on the show. He reiterated that point over the weekend once the playoffs got underway.
Chuck's not asking, he's begging. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/U9gJcQbbS9
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 15, 2019
After the Lakers were eliminated from playoff contention back in March, things began to snowball from there.
Magic Johnson, the team’s president of basketball operations, resigned last week, and head coach Luke Walton parted ways with the team shortly thereafter.
Sir Charles, I actually do have a ton going on but I may take you up on your offer. We shall see. #KingInStudio👑🎙
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 15, 2019
LeBron, meanwhile, played in only 55 games this past year – the fewest in his 16-year career.