Charles Barkley, known in his college days at Auburn as the “Round Mound of Rebound” is not only an NBA Hall of Famer, but also one of the best in the studio in any sport. Barkley is one of the most colorful, outspoken personalities and though there is no good reason to watch the Communists in the NBA, Charles . It also helps that Sir Charles is basically uncancelable, which is a good thing because Barkley will call B.S. and say what is on his fertile mind, even with racial issues. Barkley didn’t buy into the defund the police movement, or the BLM grifters, and he has never been afraid to say so. His latest observation so stunned his studio mates and the viewers, that co-host Kenny Smith almost went ashen. It appears from the video that Charles bailed at the last minute and threw Trumps name in to defuse the room. Either way, it was gold. Watch the video and you decide. Check this out.
Charles Barkley accidentally made all of his co-hosts uncomfortable with an apparent Joe Biden joke Thursday. So the elite NBA on TNT broadcaster did what anyone in his situation would do – steer the conversation to Donald Trump instead.
Barkley and the rest of the crew were discussing the NBA’s All-Star game voting during the show when Chuck took control of the conversation and dropped a grenade that was followed by an nervous laughter, awkward silence, and a QUICK backtrack from Barkley himself.
"We let the fans vote. Look what happened last time they got to vote for President…
"I don't mean the OLD guy, I mean the guy before the old guy. Sorry, President Biden…" 😂 pic.twitter.com/zmj5N3AZts
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 27, 2023
Barkley was clearly taking a jab at Biden. He said “”last time they got to vote for president”. Charles is a smart guy and hasn’t forgotten Biden is running the country into the ground. How could he? Barkley was referring of course to the fans being allowed to vote on the NBA All Star game and how clueless fans can be when they are allowed to vote, especially Biden fans. In years past washed-up veterans and underachieving or injured stars have been fan-voted on to the team, and Barkley’s point that fans often don’t know what they are doing applies well to politics as well. The reaction from the studio crew was priceless. Kenny Smith’s face went blank, and Shaq and fill in host Adam Lefkoe were left speechless. Lefkoe awkwardly tried to move on while Shaq’s face eventually broke as he could no longer contain his laughter. Shaq and Charles are too big to cancel. They are both filthy rich, widely loved, and both shill for almost every product on television, especially Shaq. Insurance, pizza, sports cream, what doesn’t Shaq sell? You can’t turn on the television without seeing his smiling mug smiling all the way to the bank. Charles was making fun of Biden, no doubt but so what? It’s not like both haven’t provided fodder for entertainment. Biden shakes ghost hands, falls down regularly, and pooped himself in front of the Pope. As for President Trump, have you SEEN his NFT’S? Yikes. I am giving Charles a pass for throwing Trump under the bus. Everyone makes an occasional mistake. The point is it is ok to laugh and make people uncomfortable. Charles will continue to do both, and we are lucky to have him even if it means you occasionally have to watch the NBA.
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