Charles Barkley Says He’s Been Offered $3 Million To Start Tweeting
It's been a no good, very bad week for Charles Barkley. He's taking heat for his opinions on the Black Lives Matter movement, and his defense of Draymond Green is also under fire. In the latter, he congratulated the Warriors forward for slapping a Michigan State athlete during an altercation on Monday: "More power to Draymond for slapping the hell out of that kid, or whoever he was."
Some say that he's contradicting himself, since on Tuesday Barkley said, on the issue of recent police-involved shootings of African-Americans: "Black people need to do better. I've always said that if black people want respect, they have to give each other more respect."
Also, Barkley has been critical of the Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors, saying that Durant is "cheating" to get a ring. But then several people have called hypocrisy on that one, too. They note that while with the Suns in 1996, Barkley forced a trade to the Rockets, who had just won two consecutive NBA championships. Barkley has no rings.
But on a lighter note, Barkley appeared on the Dan Le Batard Show this morning, and claimed that he's been offered "as much as $3 million to tweet."
"Y'all can't pay me enough to talk to these fools. ... Some of these people are just evil haters."
By the way, Bill Simmons must be pissed at all of this. Barkley has been more controversial and has made more headlines in the past two days than at just about any time in his career. But when Barkley appeared on Simmons' debut of his HBO show last month, all he could do was talk about LeBron James not being among his top 10 greatest players of all time. Perhaps that's Simmons' fault, but damn.
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