Charles Barkley LeBron Can't Save Lakers Alone … 'Won't Win Next Year'

7/11/2018 6:20 AM PDT


Dear Lakers fans, 

Don’t plan the victory parade just yet. 


Charles Barkley 

The NBA legend was leaving Madeo in Beverly Hills on Tuesday when he hit Lakers nation with a cold, hard dose of reality — LeBron James can’t single-handedly save the Lake Show. 

“He not gonna win next year,” Barkley told our guy … “Stop it, dude.”

Barkley says Lebron’s a great player, but they need to get better — and tells TMZ Sports Magic Johnson needs to continue building out the roster and bringing in top talent before they can contend with the Warriors.

And, here’s more Lakers dream-crushing — Barkley says there’s NO WAY IN HELL Kobe Bryant‘s coming out of retirement to play in the NBA. 

But, he isn’t ruling out a return to professional basketball … 

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