Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 2017 6/26/17 Charles Barkley at The 2017 NBA Awards in New York City.

Charles Barkley Warns: Media…They’re ‘Not Our Friend’

PATRICK: “What do you make of these shows of — if you want to say of protest or unity or support that the players are doing? Is it the right way to go about this?”
BARKLEY: “I don’t tell people how to protest or not protest. You do what you want to. I would stand for the national anthem, personally, but I don’t ever tell anybody how to protest, and especially if they’re peaceful. If they’re peaceful, that’s the right way to go. Now they’ve got the platform, they’ve got to use it because we’re going to spend all our — wasting our time — this is where the players got to be smarter. They’ve got to understand the media is not our friend. We have to spend all our time today and probably for the rest of the week talking about kneeling, being unpatriotic to the flag. That’s not the thing. What are we protesting for? Don’t let the media make all this money, because they’re on TV and radio 24/7 talking about who’s kneeling and people calling in and arguing for four hours at a time, but what are they arguing about, that’s the most important thing.”

About the author

Charlie Thomas

View all posts