The NBA has long been an ally of the Left and its agenda.
For example, the remainder of this NBA season is being played out with Black Lives Matter jerseys in support of the radical group.
But now one former NBA superstar just said one thing that has Black Lives Matter furious.
In a recent broadcast of TNT’s Tip-Off, NBA legend Charles Barkley did something far outside the norm for leftist sports media.
When discussing the grand jury’s decision not to charge officers in the shooting of Breonna Taylor, Barkley stuck to the facts of the case.
“We do have to take into account that [Taylor’s] boyfriend did shoot at the cops and shot a cop,” Barkley began. “Even though I’m really sorry she lost her life, I don’t think that we can just say we can put this in the same situation with George Floyd and Ahmad Aubrey. I just don’t believe that.”
And Barkley didn’t stop there and continued to call out Black Lives Matter for advocating defunding of the police.
“I hear these fools on TV talking about ‘defund the police’ and things like that. We need police reform and prison reform and things like that. Because you know who ain’t gonna defund the cops? White neighborhoods and rich neighborhoods,” Barkley continued.
“Who are black people supposed to call, GhostBuster, when we have a crime in our neighborhoods?” Barkley posed.
Needless to say, the Black Lives Matter advocates have not been fond of Sir Charles’ comments.
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who CNN claims was close friends with George Floyd, said Barkley’s comments were insensitive and heartless.
Many on the Left are calling for TNT to fire Barkley for his comments.
Culture Watch News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.