Charles Barkley is a national treasure. Okay, that may be pushing it, but he’s one of the more well-liked personalities on TNT’s Inside the NBA. Barkley has been making jokes about San Antonio for years, but this year when he claimed the city was a “gold mine for Weight Watchers” some people got pretty offended.
Recently a couple of guys from the nationally syndicated Billy Madison Show – never heard of it – caught up with Charles in his hotel and asked him a few questions. The guys were obviously there trying to get Barkley worked up and he was having none of it.
Radio guy: Did you have like a bad taste from a big woman?
Barkley: No dude, I’m just joking, I’m on TV.
Radio guy: Ok, I’m not trying to get you in trouble.
Barkley: You’re not gonna get in trouble, you’re gonna get your ass whupped if you don’t get out of my face. James get this motherf**ker off me please.
In this day when there is a mob mentality on Twitter and no one can have their own opinion unless it’s in-line with the group, Barkley does his own thing. He makes his jokes and knows that they are just that, jokes. I applaud him for doing his thing and not bowing to the opinion of the masses.
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