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Charles Barkley: LeBron never will be in my all-time top five

Charles Barkley, left, and Shaquille O'Neal wrap up

(Credit: AP)

When people discuss the musical chairs on the set of ESPN’s “NBA Countdown,’’ they often frame the matter in terms of the show's so-far futile quest to match the success of TNT’s “Inside the NBA.’’

But Charles Barkley, the star of “Inside the NBA,’’ does not see it that way.

“I don’t look at us as in competition with those guys,’’ the TNT analyst said Monday during a luncheon to preview...

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