Miami Heat fans don't like Charles Barkley, and Charles Barkley doesn't like them.
Stemming from Barkley's original problem on how LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh joined forces to try to win a title together, there has been animosity brewing between both sides since last summer.
On Wednesday, he stated that the fans aren't loud, and claimed the Heat have the worst fans. No question.
Listen, if the Miami Heat were playing the Washington Generals I would pick the Washington Generals, said Barkley, with a chuckle. It's something about that team that annoys me.
Barkley reiterated that the club are a whiny bunch, and he can't root for them, though he admires the skills of their players.
In turn, the outspoken broadcaster and retired NBA legend has been the recipient of a backlash by the Heat fans.
Serving as an analyst for TNT, he received chants of Barkely S****! from the home town fans outside American Airlines Arena in Miami following the Heat's victory over the Bulls in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals.
The broadcast team was outside for the post-game wrap up as the derisive chants against Barkley grew louder, and after a t-shirt was thrown at him.