Tiki Barber played his entire 10-year career with the Giants, all with Michael Strahan as a teammate, and that bond remains strong. Barber has heard Warren Sapp mouth off on Strahan for years now, and the most recent salvo by Sapp certainly caught the attention of the Giants’ all-time leading rusher.

“Warren’s an idiot,” Barber said yesterday while attending the Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic at Oheka Castle in Huntington. “He just wants to say things to be idiotic. I played with Stray for my whole career — he is the greatest of the great. He is a great teammate, he kept things light, but on game day he was as serious as a heart attack and it showed in his play.”

For years, Sapp and Strahan have engaged in a he-said, he-said verbal battle, usually instigated by Sapp, the former Bucs and Raiders defensive tackle. Sapp last week said former NFL defensive end Simeon Rice — his teammate in Tampa — was the superior player to Strahan, who retired after the 2007 season with 141.5 career sacks, fifth on the league’s all-time list.

“Nobody ever talks about Simeon,” Sapp said in quotes published in the Tampa Tribune. “Simeon was a better rusher than Michael Strahan any day of the week and twice on Sunday.”

Sapp also insisted Strahan’s sack totals were inflated because he lined up the bulk of his career against the opposing right tackle, not the top offensive lineman on the left side.

“Warren doesn’t know, never played with him,” Barber said. “I don’t put any credence in his opinion.

“I hope Stray doesn’t let it bother him. I don’t think it does.”