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The NBA legend is known for making brutally honest comments about teams and players much to their dismay. Cousins had some harsh words about his feelings on Barkley, who responded. Hit the jump for details.

Via FanSided:

“I have no respect for you and I never will. We have nothing to talk about. So, yes, every time we see each other, there will never be words.”

That wasn’t a cold shoulder – that was a completely frozen shoulder, though it’s hard to begrudge the Sacramento Kings big man who has constantly dealt with continued flack from Barkley and others. Still, given Charles Barkley’s iconic status in the league and the fact that Cousins looked up to him as a youth, the frosty relationship has to weigh on each man.

Barkley meanwhile doesn’t understand why DeMarcus Cousins feels the way he does.

“I made a very conscious effort not to be too hard on him,” Barkley said. “I said he had a chance to be really good; I just told the reporters afterward that I was a little disappointed. Since then, I’ve also said he could be the best big man in the game if he’d just grow up.”

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