Charles Barkley is once again smack dab in controversy for something he said and it didn’t appear he minced words on this one.
Over the course of a recent appearance on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Charles made his case for why he believes professional athletes should cut the line to get vaccinated for covid-19, in spite of the fact that the nation currently prioritizes health care and essential workers as well as senior citizens who are at high risk for serious covid complications.
“We need 300 million shots … give a thousand to some NBA players, NFL players, hockey players,” Charles said on the show. “As much taxes as these players pay — let me repeat that — as much taxes as these players pay, they merit some preferential treatment.”
His fellow analyst Kenny Smith looked stunned by Charles’ statement, which Kenny followed with, “For life and death?” and Charles responded, “yes.”
Kenny, trying to make sense ……
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