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Charles Barkley is catching some heat after he addressed the 2003 rape case against late basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, saying that it is a part of his legacy.

"You have to tell the picture in totality,' Barkley said during a group debate on Inside The NBA. "We're not making Kobe out to be no hero. We're celebrating his basketball excellence. We understand what happened in Colorado. That's fair, but two things can be true."

Barkley's comments were in response to the recent backlash CBS news anchor, Gayle King, faced after she interviewed WNBA player Lisa Leslie, where she pressed her to speak on whether or not the rape case tarnished his legacy.

He later added: "Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest basketball players ever. And he had a flaw that we all know about."

Is Charles Barkley right about the allegation being a part of his legacy, or is he way off the mark?