Gotta love The Round Mound of Rebound.
Charles Barkley has always been one of the funniest dudes on the planet, and no I’m not referring to his golf swing…
There’s the time he shut down a heckler, made a hilarious suggestive comment about dudes “bangin'”, and honestly too others to count, but he’s back at it again, this time with a good old fashioned Trump/Biden joke.
Last night, NBA on TNT ran some sort of poll and ole Chuck wasn’t too happy with the results, so he said:
“We let the fans vote, look what happened last time they got to vote for president.”
Immediately you can feel everyone getting nervous, with Ernie Johnson’s fill in throwing out a meek “All right… hey now.”
Of course, you can always count on Shaq to crack up, and right on schedule, he breaks down and just starts laughing because let’s be honest… it was pretty funny.
But Barkley didn’t stop there, he kept going, making sure both our most recent presidents got their jabs:
“I don’t mean the old guy, I mean the guy before the old guy… Sorry President Biden.”
I’m not really a basketball guy, but I should probably start watching this show more just to hear Barkley throw some haymakers.
Charles Barkley Weighs In On Cancel Culture
Looks like Chuck is hanging it up.
NBA legend Charles Barkley is generally regarded as one of the most likeable analysts in the basketball world, mostly because of his colorful commentary. Long story short: he’s funny.
However, some of those “colorful comments” have gotten him in trouble in the past, particularly when he referred to San Antonio women as “big ole women” while he was calling a Spurs game, and also calling the University of Georgia “the only school in the world where they named their mascot after the women down there.”
But according to him, his bosses have already told him more than once to cool it with the jokes, and now, he’s over it.
In fact, he says it’s all they talk about behind the scenes.
So now, according to AL, 59-year old Barkley is going to retire when he turns 60, citing “cancel culture” as one of the causes:
This is what he had to say to WJFK 106.7 The Fan in Washington:
“A lot of our bosses are cowards. I said context matters, they said context doesn’t matter…but now, if you crack a joke the wrong way, they’re like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, you crossed the line.
I mean, they won’t even let me talk about San Antonio anymore when I’m always talking about their big ole women down in San Antonio. They’re like, ‘Charles, we got one lady wrote an article.’ I’m like, ‘First of all, I didn’t call anybody personally fat in San Antonio; I was just joking around.’
We’ve been having fun with this for probably 10-15 years and you’re gonna let one lady? I mean, we go to San Antonio; the people are having a blast with it. The people in San Antonio had t-shirts made up.
You can’t even have fun nowadays without these jackasses trying to get you canceled and things like that.”
It appears that the censoring has driven Barkley to the point of near retirement as well:
“I’m trying to hang on for another couple of years until I’m 60 and they can kiss my ass.
I’m only working until 60. I’ve already told them that. I’m not working until the day I die. That’s just stupid. And if I don’t have enough money by now, I’m an idiot. They should fire me anyway.
But that’s all we ever talk about behind the scenes like, ‘Yo, man, be careful going in this direction.’ I’m like, ‘Yo, man, we can’t even have fun anymore.’ We’ve had fun all these years and now all of a sudden in the last year and a half, everybody is trying to get everybody fired and it really sucks.”
So there ya have it, the man is getting tired of not being able to say what he wants to say.
He’s hands down one of the most entertaining basketball analysts in the game.
He also gifted $1,000 dollars to every employee of his hometown school district in Leeds, Alabama. So at the end of the day, he might have a big mouth, but he definitely has a big heart.