Charles Barkley the NBA “great,” in response to the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri, stated in a CNN interview that “this notion, that cops are out there just killing black men, is ridiculous.”
Remember the “I am not a role model” Nike Air commercial, where Charles Barkley stated such, that he was not a role model…because he could dunk a basketball? Whether or not we liked this statement, there was some truth to it. Barkley added that “parents should be role models.”
Similarly, just because Barkley at one time could dunk a basketball, those same credentials do not give him any standing or authority to comment on “incidents” like Michael Brown’s and Eric Garner’s killings by white cops.
Charles Barkley, shut up!