NBA legend Charles Barkley has never been one to hold back when he has an opinion. He doesn’t care how his remarks are viewed by anyone. He doesn’t care if they are politically incorrect. He doesn’t even care if what he says will tick anyone off or, in the era of people getting fired for expressing views counter to the liberal agenda, lead to his dismissal.
Barkley is going to tell it like it is, the way he sees it, no matter what.
During an interview on “The Dan LeBetard Show” on Tuesday, the Barkley, who is currently an analyst on TNT, not only offered a powerful defense of law enforcement, he also called out the black community on their hypocrisy.
His comments will no doubt make him a target of #BlackLivesMatter who expect all blacks to fall in line with their black supremacist views and anti-police rhetoric.
The entire five-minute interview is really worth every single moment of your time but here a few of the key takeaways that will drive the Left, especially #BlackLivesMatter, mad and possibly make Barkley a target of their attempted destruction.
While imploring those in the black community to be “part of the solution” rather than “part of the problem,” Barkley defended police officers who often have to make tough decisions in “fast motion.” He also labeled “idiot” racial dividers and the divisive media as “Monday morning quarterbacks” who have no idea what it’s like to be a cop.
He didn’t stop there in his complete and total takedown of the violence towards police that is being fomented by Black Lives Matter by also
“The cops have made some mistakes; black people have made some mistakes,” started Barkley “We have to sit back and be honest with each other. The cops have made some mistakes, that don’t give us the right to riot and shoot cops. We need the cops, especially in the black community. We as black people, we’ve got to do better.
“We never get mad when black people kill each other, which has always bothered me,” he continued.
When pressed about racial profiling, Barkley stated yes there is and there always has been. He added that racism exists on both sides, implying that even blacks are racist (although some idiots try to contend that it is not possible for blacks to be racist.)
Barkley also shared a very profound question that he ponders. He said, “As a black man, I always ask myself: ‘Am I part of the problem or part of the solution?’”
To those people who advocate for abolishing police departments around the country, Barkley has a message.
“If it wasn’t for the cops, we’d be living in the Wild Wild West.”
Of course, the white and obviously liberal host LeBetard didn’t like what Charles Barkley had to say and made that clear with his eye rolls, constantly.
Barkley contended that cops have made mistakes then asked why blacks don’t get just as angry when blacks kill each other. He said that is not switching the subject it is simply a fact that he has observed.
When LeBetard basically called Barkley a liar, contending that his statement is not true, Charles Barkley put him in his place.
“That is true, Dan, and first of all, you’re not black,” he said. “I’ve been black my whole life, most black people I know are killed by other black people.”
“Dan,” continued Barkley, “if you’re gonna sit on TV and say that there’s the same moral outrage when black people kill each other, when white people kill each other, that’s just disingenuous on your part.”
Leave it to Charles Barkley to say the tough words that so many don’t want to hear. It will no doubt put him at the center of either a social media attack, a call for his dismissal from TNT or both.
h/t Daily Wire