Charles Barkley never fails to come through with an outrageous statement just when you need one. The NBA superstar and sports commentator told CBS Sports that he feels 20% of basketball fans should be shot.
Sir Charles had the following to say to Jim Rome’s Radio Show,
“Fans man. They love their team and their player. They don’t want to hear any criticisms. They just want you to be 100 percent for their team period. I think it’s only a small faction. I think 80 percent are great. Twenty percent, I wish you could take them out back and just shoot them.”
Rome gave Barkley numerous attempts to take back what he said or explain it in a more politically correct way but Barkley decided to double down.
“No, I meant that Jim. Eighty percent of the fans are fantastic. But 20 percent of them are so mean-spirited and say the most nasty things to you, because they know you can’t grab them.”
Barkley is one of the most famous commentators in the game of basketball right now. Most fans like his style of calling games and his ability to always speak form the hip. Then every now and then he comes up with a gem that people talk about for a few weeks. Just a short while ago Barkley came under fire for calling Weight Watchers(who is one of Barkley’s major endorsements) a “scam”
Do you think that Charles Barkley should speak the way he does or should he tone it down a little bit?