Turner Sports NBA analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is the latest star to speak out against the NBA’s social justice charade. Barkley spoke with CNBC insisting the NBA’s handling of social injustice will have created more problems than solutions.
“What’s happening now is we’re turning into a circus,” Barkley said. “Instead of talking about racial equality, racial justice and economic justice, we spend all our time worrying about who’s kneeling, what’s being said on buses, and what’s being said on jerseys. I think we’re missing the point.”
Charles Barkley claims that our focus should be elsewhere.
“We need police reform, prison reform. Those are number one and number two things to focus on” Barkley said.
Charles expressed disappointment in the way sports have changed over the years. “We are a divided country. Sports used to be a place where fans could go and get away from reality.”
Sports have been hijacked by the mainstream mob to corner every American into change they deem fit. The media and its players have transformed the sports world that acted as a truce between right and left wingers into a place infested with useless hashtags for social media praise.
“People lost jobs and the last thing they want to do is turn on the television to hear arguments about stuff all the time.”
Charles Barkley grew up in a rural area of Alabama with a single mom and two brothers. His journey from struggles to fame exemplifies the meaning of the American dream. Barkley understands the problems of the American people and punts on the obsession with likes and retweets to help influence a real change in his community.
Let’s ditch the hashtags and gestures before it’s too late.