Dwyane Wade said Wednesday he is pleased with how the Heat's supporting cast is coming together and took issue with Charles Barkley and others who have criticized LeBron James' decision to join the team.
Barkley said he's disappointed that James decided to ``piggy-back'' on Wade and Chris Bosh, instead of trying to win a championship on his own.
``The worst thing I've heard is from a colleague, Barkley, saying if he was 25 like LeBron, he wouldn't team up with guys,'' Wade said at The Summer Groove Golf Classic at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa.
``But when he got older, he tried to team up with Scottie Pippen and Hakeem Olajuwon. Why wait until you're old and you have nothing left in the tank? . . . I always say Barkley says things to keep himself relevant.''