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Add this to Charles Barkley’s straight talk express train that has left the station and doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Barkley, who had strong opinions this week on the Breonna Taylor case and defunding police, appeared on The Ringer’s Winging It with Vince Carter podcast and gave his thoughts on Kenny Smith walking off the set back in August as players boycotted games in response to the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“I was pissed at Kenny,” said Barkley. “Because I didn’t think he should’ve walked off. He should’ve told us in advance. Because I had just said that it was bogus what the Milwaukee Bucks just did to the Orlando Magic. They didn’t tell them. And then like 30 seconds later, he did the exact same thing.
“I had no problem with him walking off. He should’ve told us so we could’ve prepared. The show was like, ‘Uh-oh.’”
And now Barkley’s in the crosshairs of the blue checkmarks for not falling in line. How dare Barkley not support our efforts to take away money from policing…cancel him! Like Joe Rogan, good luck to the checkmarks who’ll try to cancel Barkley. They’re going to lose that battle.
“You know who ain’t going to defund the cops? White neighborhoods and rich neighborhoods,” Barkley said Thursday. “Who are black people supposed to call Ghostbusters when we have crime in our neighborhood? We need to stop the defund or abolish the police crap.”
.@TheJetOnTNT stands with the NBA players. pic.twitter.com/39Sby1D5kn
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 26, 2020
Charles Barkley on defunding the police "Who are black people supposed to call Ghost Busters when we have crime in our neighborhood? We need to stop the defund or abolish the police crap" pic.twitter.com/uEIsnX729g
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 25, 2020
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Keep slinging, Chuck.
I like Barkley more and more. He says what he thinks and that’s so refreshing – like OutKick.
Barkley has always been my favorite player since I was a little kid in the early 90’s. I haven’t always agreed with everything he says, but he has always been genuine and doesn’t give into the mob.
I like Barkley and he is spot on lately but no mistake he is a leftie politics wise but sports commentator he brings a genuine perspective with a sense of humor.
Please keep telling the truth. Done sitting here taking it from the woke blue check marks who are destroying race relations with lies and now set us back 50 years now.
Kenny the Jackass
Question for Outkick writers: The NBA has teleconference calls after games and practices. LeBron James probably is available on them. Can’t Outkick as a media outlet get access to those calls — certainly someone with a mainstream network and newspaper background like Whitlock — and ask LeBron the questions he does not get from the regular media who cover the league? And if the NBA prohibits Outkick, that would add to the story.
Ya but is he going to finally stop voting Democrat and back up his words?
Love Chuck! He keeps it real!
Thank you Charles Barkley for standing up for the safety of those living in poor and working class neighborhoods. Thank you for saying it in your own thought provoking and satirically humorous way.
Kenny Smith is simply another China-loving hypocrite who has no reason to influence anyone on social justice issues. Hey Kenny, what % of your income did you contribute to charity?
He may vote for Biden, that’s most of black people vote for democrat. But I like him, because he will tell you what’s on his mind.