Charles Barkley says the NBA turns social justice into a circus
NBA legend Charles Barkley believes that the path of major sports leagues, including the NBA, to promote social justice is not the right one. This is because the focus is not on how to address these issues.
One of the things the league will do when the season resumes is placing custom messages on the back of players’ jerseys instead of their last names. Superstars like Lebron James and Anthony Davis I decided against it, but the majority of the players will replace their names with messages approved by the NBA.
“What is happening now is that we are turning into a circus.” Barkley said on CNBC as transcribed from Virgil Villanueva from ClutchPoints. “Instead of talking about racial equality, racial justice and economic justice, we spend all our time thinking about who is kneeling and not kneeling, what is said on buses, what is said on jerseys. I think we are missing the point . “
“We need police reform, prison reform. These are the # 1 and # 2 things to focus on. We need the cops, good cops out there who monitor bad cops … If we focus on what is on the jersey, it will destroy the purpose. I’m worried that this will be a circus instead of trying to do some good things. “
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