Just to be clear, I have never been a fan of Charles Barkley. As far as I’m concerned he’s always been a bit of a loudmouthed boob. And the only difference between the Barkley of old, and the Barkley of today is roughly 150 pounds. I love these athletes, regardless of the sport they ‘play’, and who have been made quite wealthy for doing nothing more than playing a kids game, who think by virtue of them able to dribble, to catch, to throw or to hit a ball, it’s that whichever it is that they can do somehow makes them somehow smarter than the rest of us. But oddly enough, and I truly do hate to hurt their fragile feelings, but it’s just the opposite that is so definitely true.
It was during Thursday night’s “NBA Pregame,” on TNT that supposed ‘analyst’ Barkley, instead of doing what it is that he actually gets paid to do, chose to take the opportunity to direct some rather strong words in the direction of Vice President Mike Pence. And what was the cause of Barkley’s ire, well apparently it was the fact that the Vice President chose to criticize both the league and Nike for caving to communist Red China after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for the rights of protesters in Hong Kong. Barkley said Pence “needs to shut the hell up” because “all American companies are doing business in China.”
Barkley showed his ignorance by boldly declaring, “Vice President Pence needs to shut the hell up, number one.” And then went on to say, “All American companies are doing business in China. All American companies are doing business in China. I thought the criticism of Commissioner Silver and LeBron James was unfair.” He continued, “Listen, Daryl Morey, who I like, … he can say whatever he wants to, but there are consequences. But I don’t understand why these holier-than-thou politicians, if they [are] so worried about China, why don’t they stop all the transactions with China?” Frankly it’s rather a shame that Barkley is nowhere near as smart as he thinks his is.
Barkley said, “President Trump has been talking about and been arguing with tariffs for China for the last two years, but I think it’s unfair for them to do all their business in China, and just because this thing happened to try to make the NBA and our players look bad. All American companies do business in China, period.” For one thing, not all companies do business in China. And also it’s, for the most part, that most of those doing business with China aren’t also going out of their way to promote all of the supposed ills of America on a world stage like nothing more than dancing chimps. Barkley should be a bit more mindful before shooting off his big fat mouth.
These NBA boobs are a perfect example of why sports should NOT be paying for their ‘education,’ especially as a ‘scholarship’ for their future careers. You can barely find ANY of them who can form a complete and understandable sentence. The scholarships are in name only. Spend any time listening to them and it becomes very clear very quickly that they are complete morons. So, the fact that Barkley and his many friends there in the league are unable to comprehend the significance of the China issue, is really not at all surprising. All they’re smart enough to understand is, “When do I get my check?” And that’s all those in charge of league want them to understand.
Like I said, not all American companies do business with China, and maybe the ones who do, should not. And seriously, the Vice President can’t make these NBA boobs look any worse than they have made themselves look. I mean how is it that one can view doing business with a country that has a history of murdering over 70 Million of its own people, still runs bona fide Concentration Camps as well as slave labor camps or continues to be the worst polluter on the planet as a positive thing. And then of course there’s the fact that Red China is building a massive military with one goal in mind. But none of that occurs to these geniuses, because it’s all about the money!
I think that both athletes and entertainers alike truly believe the country would be far better off if they were dictating foreign and domestic policy. That the fact that they have achieved some level of success in their trivial endeavors means that they are also capable of dealing with those issues that affect the lives 100’s of millions of people. On the contrary, they are quite literally the very first thing our society could do without. They produce nothing that people need. They aren’t doctors or lawyers. A good plumber is far more important to society than the entire NBA. What if there was never another basketball game? What if you couldn’t flush your toilet?
It should be seen as being fundamentally wrong to kiss the butts that belong to the worst human rights violators on the planet, those who make segregationists look fair-minded by comparison. Freedom of speech is Vice President Pence’s right, something you don’t have in Red China. Believe me when I say that it would be a world order with China sitting on top that would have blacks at the bottom. Fret not though, the real fight is with traitorous white, America-hating Democrats. They already have brainwashed the black population in America, at least those who have not been aborted habitually or participate in routine violence against each other.
And while I’m quite sure that Barkley will likely not agree, it is he and any number of other mentally deficient athletes who are the ones who should shut the Hell up. They somehow feel that being famous makes every word they utter a precious gem. Unfortunately, the gems are worthless. Athletes, for the most part, should not be telling other people, with different opinions to shut up. I’m sick of these fools who became wealthy, by playing a kids game, trying to rule the rest of us. Vice President Pence knows very well what he said was correct and that he speaks for America. Guys like Barkley and James speak only for their own benefit, and care little about the country.
Let’s face it, jocks, or at least the vast majority of them, are not known for being particularly bright. They’re typically large framed, hefty, boneheaded and dull witted. Not exactly what you’d choose as your legal representation or your physician, or your philosophers, or your leaders. These NBA nitwits are what my mom would’ve called “low rent people,” and by that she meant people who have no class, low morals and little initiative. And these very rich individuals continue to prove on nearly a daily basis that wealth very rarely equates to class. Some of the classiest people I know are nowhere near to being rich.
These basketball players with their big mouths and small brains have always had only money, “bling”, “hos”, and not much else on their minds. Little thought is ever given to God or to perhaps spreading their great wealth around to those less fortunate. It’s more important to be remembered as being rich and famous than of being a man of God. These men are merely tools so easily used by Red China because all they care about is themselves and their status and their wealth. Their motto seems be, “Pay me and I’ll dance to whatever tune you play.” Holding them out to our youth as heroes is akin to Miley Cyrus held up as a person your daughter should try to emulate.