Charles Barkley Bashes The City Of San Francisco During NBA All-Star Game: “A Bunch Of Homeless Crooks”

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Tell us how you really feel, Chuck.

Of course Charles Barkley has never really been one to hold back his opinions, which is what makes him one of the greatest commentators in not only the NBA, but in all of sports.

Chuck was on the mic for the alternate broadcast of the NBA All-Star Game this weekend, which took place at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. But apparently his colleague, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, wasn’t a big fan of the snow and cold during this year’s game:

“Let’s not have another All-Star in Indiana. Let’s let this be the last one, my friend.”

But Barkley is willing to deal with a little cold weather if it means he doesn’t have to go to San Francisco:

“If you had a chance of being cold, or being around a bunch of homeless crooks in San Francisco, which would you take?”

His fellow analysts, including Green and former Pacers star Reggie Miller, groaned at Barkley’s characterization of the city – but Chuck wasn’t backing down.

After somebody chimed in that “we love San Francisco,” Barkley doubled down:

“No we don’t. You can’t even walk around down there.”

Green argued that you CAN walk around safely in San Francisco, but Barkley was quick to fire back:

“Yeah, with a bulletproof vest.”

It’s not the first time that Barkley has expressed his displeasure for the city. During a Western Conference Finals game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors in 2022, the roof at American Airlines Center in Dallas began to leak – causing a rain delay for an indoor basketball game.

But Barkley thought it was San Francisco that really needed the rain:

“You know the bad thing about all this rain? It’s not raining in San Francisco to clean up those dirty-a** streets that they got there. 

San Francisco, it’s a great city, but all that dirtiness and homelessness, y’all gotta clean that off the streets.”

Safe to say that Charles won’t be retiring to San Francisco when he finally decides to hang it up.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock