Charles Barkley is an NBA Player who is overrated as a basketball player. He is definitely nobody you want to watch or even listen to. He has statistics, but he is not exciting to watch on the court and he is far less exciting to listen to. He earned most of his accolades as a basketball player by pushing men of lighter weight around the court. Let’s face it, he is no Michael Jordan, and he certainly is no Dr. J.
No one in his or her right mind would care to watch basketball if there were ten (10) players like Charles Barkley on the floor at the same time. He alone could not sell out a stadium. What’s more, I certainly do not want to hear any of that gibberish about Black people being scumbags and crooks he allows to spew from his mouth. Obvioulsy, he believes he is an exception to the rule. I suppose it would be asking too much for one of those white cops to get a hold of him and shoot or choke him so he can realize that sometimes all you have to be is Black to receive that special treatment. Why does he refuse to acknowledge that there are scumbags and crooks amongst his white slave masters?
Although terrible at golf, Barkley is more exciting as a golfer than a basketball player or a commentator. I watched him for several minutes as he ripped the carpet, taking multiple swings and never even touching the ball, and that was after several lessons by the master, Tiger Woods. Amazing. I wondered how a person that uncoordinated could ever even dribble a basketball. However, if it were not for basketball we never would have heard of him. He certainly is not an intellectual.
He is an extreme butcher. If I were a referee I would probably have fouled him out in the first 5 minutes of every game. I most certainly would have charged him with several technical fouls for being a bruiser.
He is brash, mean spirited, controversial, and sometimes just plain ignorant. He makes comments about things that he does not think about or maybe he is just incapable of thinking about. The white media loves him because, like Bill Cosby, most of his comments attack Blacks who are unable to defend themselves.
Most recently, he weighed in on the Ferguson case. He mentioned that the looters are not Blacks, but scumbags. I cannot defend looting because I have never looted. What I have always said is what nerve? What gall? People who benefited from massacring an entire continent of folks and enslaving an entire continent of Africans crying foul when a few stores are looted or burned. Can we not see how this is all related? But for those actions, or action of modern day slavers there would be no disgruntled descendants of former slaves or any sympathizers.
Did I mention that many of the looters are not Blacks, but whites?
Similarly, I cannot exonerate or defend the police officer for shooting the young man. I do not know exactly what happened that evening. I can say that it is an epidemic, police shooting and otherwise killing or harming unarmed Black men, sometimes for petty crimes or no crimes at all, oft-times just for flunking the attitude test.
George Stephanopoulos asked the Darren Wilson if there was anything he thinks he could have done to avoid killing the unarmed teenager to which he replied in the negative. What is a “no brainer” is no one should end up dead for walking in the middle of the street or for stealing a handful of cancer sticks. Maybe Wilson should have just left Michael Brown alone or waited until his back up arrived.
Because Barkley has spent his entire life on the basketball court, and he is such a huge person, he probably never encountered a bad police officer. Because he is so large the police are probably scared to detain him…. Maybe it is just extremely difficult from a physical standpoint to shoot or handcuff a person who is kissing your behind.
Maybe there are better ways to challenge the system. Maybe it is time for a complete overhaul.
What an idiotic statement to make about protesters, calling them scumbags, or supporting the Grand Jury’s decision to not indict Officer Wilson.
Well, the founding fathers must have likewise been scumbags because they stole and destroyed the property of the crown.
Maybe Barkley does not know that this country was founded to support the rights of the forefathers to own slaves at a time when the crown was considering ending slavery in its colonies. There is a book entitled “Slave Nation” that suggests that was the case. I wonder if Barkley will be so bold as to call the founding fathers scumbags or will he continue to bark only the tunes that will endear him to those who fatten his pocket book.
Barkley was probably that huge slave who the master used to keep the rest in check. When the master said up, he said up. When the master said scumbag, he said scumbag.