The NBA Hall of Famer appeared on Friday's edition of NFL Total Access, where he was asked by NFL Network's Willie McGinest what he thought about Beckham's recent comments about cornerback Josh Norman. Beckham said in a new GQ profile that Norman's decision to sign with the Redskins was motivated by a desire to remain "relevant" by continuing the rivalry between the two stars.
"Well that's just stupid," Barkley said. "Josh Norman is fantastic. I mean c'mon man. I think that Beckham, I don't know him I've only said hello to him one time. There's two ways fame works: You run fame or fame runs you. And it can get out of hand very quickly.
"And I think Odell Beckham is a stud and he's getting a lot of commercials, but I think he's starting to get to the point where he's becoming too famous instead of worrying how to become a great football player. I think he needs to be careful. Just lay low and just kick butt on the field. I mean, nobody cares about all that extracurricular stuff. And Josh Norman, he earned his money. Congratulations to that man."