Charles Barkley is being just a bit bit extra cautious in regards to the feedback that he chooses to make on nationwide tv.
Throughout Monday’s version of “Grant and Danny” on 106.7 The Fan, Barkley blamed “[politically correct] individuals” for taking the enjoyable out of the “NBA on TNT” present that options Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson discussing the largest matters across the league. Barkley feels that every member of the panel nonetheless provides humorous enter however is aware of there may be all the time the potential for a powerful response.
“You’ll be able to’t even have enjoyable these days with out these jackasses making an attempt to get you canceled and issues like that,” Barkley mentioned. “Simply having enjoyable, speaking about sports activities. I am making an attempt to hold on for an additional couple years till I am 60, after which they will kiss my ass. I am solely working till 60. I’ve already informed them that. . . . We will not even have enjoyable anymore. We have had enjoyable all these years, and now unexpectedly within the final yr and a half, everyone’s making an attempt to get everyone fired, and it actually sucks.”
The 58-year-old mentioned on the radio present that “they will not even let me speak about San Antonio anymore” after feedback he has repeatedly made about ladies from town. Barkley has beforehand referred to them as “huge ol’ ladies,” leading to a powerful backlash and accusations of “fat-shaming.” He defended these feedback by saying that San Antonio natives had enjoyable with him, even creating T-shirts with replies to Barkley’s notorious quote.
He additionally defended jokes that he has made late within the night when the “NBA on TNT” crew is making an attempt to fill programming hours following a “crap sport.”
“No one’s watching this sport. Our family members [are] not even watching this present after this,” Barkley mentioned. “After which, so about 1 o’clock, you are like, ‘Man, I’ll say one thing simply to have some enjoyable.’ However like I mentioned, now you actually have to consider all of the enjoyable stuff you used to say.”
The Corridor of Famer mentioned that certainly one of his favourite phrases is “comply with disagree,” however that lately, disagreeing with somebody can imply getting fired.
“They’re coming to your head, and lots of our bosses are cowards,” Barkley mentioned. “I mentioned, ‘Context issues.’ They’re like, ‘Context would not matter.’ I mentioned, ‘That is whole BS. Context all the time has to matter.’ However now, when you crack a joke the unsuitable manner, they’re like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, no. You crossed a line.'”