Charles Barkley on defunding the police: ‘Who’re Black individuals purported to name? Ghostbusters?’


FILE – On this Might 2, 2015, file photograph, Charles Barkley joins the gang earlier than the beginning of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson delivers a behind-the-scenes have a look at pal and “Contained in the NBA” colleague Charles Barkley within the newest PodcastOne Sports activities Now episode. (AP Photograph/John Locher, File)

ATLANTA, Ga. (WFLA) — NBA analyst and Corridor of Famer Charles Barkley criticized the ‘defund the police’ motion pushed by some police brutality protesters Thursday.

The previous MVP is certainly one of 4 analysts on TNT’s award profitable pregame present Contained in the NBA. Whereas basketball is the secret, the hosts are identified to debate social injustices as they acquire nationwide consideration.


Racial tensions had been infected once more final week after it was introduced that no officers would be directly charged for the death of Breonna Taylor.

The Contained in the NBA crew mentioned the jury’s indictment on Thursday’s pregame and postgame present.

“It’s dangerous the younger woman misplaced her life, however you already know, we do need to take note of that her boyfriend did shoot on the cops and shot a cop,” Barkley mentioned. “Despite the fact that I’m actually sorry she misplaced her life, I don’t assume that we are able to simply put this in the identical state of affairs as George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.”


Moreover, Barkley criticized the “fools on TV” which are pushing to defund the police.

“As a result of you already know who aint gonna defund the cops? White neighborhoods and wealthy neighborhoods,” he mentioned. “That notion that they hold saying that, I’m like ‘wait a minute, who’re Black individuals purported to name, Ghostbusters?”