NBA legend Charles Barkley appeared on CNBC’sClosing Bell with Maria Bartiromo Thursday afternoon and shared his incredibly diplomatic views on George Zimmerman‘s acquittal. “I agree with the verdict,” Barkley told Bartiromo. “I’m sorry that young kid got killed, but they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him.”
Barkley admitted that he did see some “racial profiling” in the case, but said “something happened that changed the dynamic that night.” He recognized what he was saying was “probably not a popular opinion among most people,” but “looking at the evidence” he said he agreed with the jury’s decision.
He also called out the media for not having a “pure heart” when it comes to race. “Racism is wrong in any, shape or form,” Barkley said. “A lot of black people are racist too. I think sometimes when people talk about racism, they say only white people are racist, but I think black people are too. I don’t think the media has clean hands.”
they comin’ for you charles.
you better run… and fast!
this coming from someone who was arrested for fighting ( x uh huh ).
charles tried his best to explain his point,
but i don’t think he gets it.
yes he was right that this case will bring all the racists out,
but killerman had no right to get off scott free.
he should be serving time for at least manslaughter.
he killed an innocent boy after following him,
even tho the 911 operator said don’t.
that is just how i see it.
so i had to ask you based on what charles said…
Do you agree?
lowkey: in trayvon news,
he generated 1.2 billion google hits already.
sad it had to be in this way.