Charles Barkley, the famous former NBA star, is also famous for having unique opinions and stances on issues that aren’t necessarily in line with the mainstream narrative.
He often thinks ‘outside the box’, if you will. He’s going against the mainstream grain on the whole ‘Defund the Police‘ issue as well.
“We need the cops, most of the cops do a fantastic job, but instead of defunding and all this other stuff, let’s just do police reform. Everybody should be on board for that whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, conservative or liberal,” Barkley said Tuesday on CNN.
The George Floyd death that has led to violent riots has also led to sweeping calls for completely defunding the police. It has pitted black Americans against police and Charles isn't buying it.
“This is not black or white, this is just about humanity,” Barkley said. “To see a grown man die before our eyes. If you’re not upset by that if you’re white, Jewish, Chinese, anything, there is something wrong with you.”
He also said the Republicans and Democrats are 'clowns' for not being able to have a discussion on the issue of police reform. Instead, we are talking about extreme measures of getting rid of the police altogether.
Barkley also addressed the media coverage of the Drew Brees fiasco. When Brees came out in support of the flag, he was immediately attacked and ultimately he bent the knee and apologized. Then, it seems, he was forced to take the opposite stance on the issue.
“Drew Brees, whatever he said, I felt he talked about, hey the flag means different things to different people. But the way he was portrayed on television and radio today was not fair at all.
Read more on this story at The Daily Wire.