Barkley calls the Ferguson rioters ‘scumbags’ in an interview on Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic. Barkley says he supports the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision.
Those aren’t black people, those are scumbags. There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars. The true story came out from the grand jury testimony. Three or four witnesses, who were black, said exactly what the cop [WILSON] said.
Barley accepts the ALS challenge from Chris Dimino and nominates Mark Cuban, Amy Van Dykan and Kevin Johnson.
During Conan’s week-long residence in Dallas, Texas, Charles Barkley sits down with O’Brien and Richter to chat about rich athletes who are poor tippers. He also shares his opinion on football players, and reacts to a doctored photo of him that Shaquille O’Neal posted online.
On his rivalry with O’Neal:
You know, I choose not to do any social media, so I’m not going to take any shots back at him.
Barkley discusses what it’s like to be a part of the crew on TNT’s Inside the NBA:
We’re having more fun than that! I always tell people I wish we could put the behind-the-scenes stuff on the air, but we’d probably get arrested. Last year Shaq was always tackling everybody. I tried to tackle him back, but I couldn’t knock his big ass down.
Barkley talks about a potential NBA lockout:
Well I think, and I’m not saying this because I’m in the NBA, if you go back and look, David Stern has been the best commissioner in sports the last 25 years. It would take a miracle on his part not to have a lockout and I truly believe that. I think there’s going to be a lockout, I think the owners are dug in, I think they want to send a message to these players. I think they’re really upset by this LeBron James / Chris Bosh situation, because their teams don’t have to be really good, but I feel like if they have a star in their market they can make some money. And if all the stars want to play together…we’re almost becoming like baseball where you’ve got a few good teams and the rest of them stink.