Charles Barkley: Doug Jones Victory Needs to Be a ‘Wake-Up Call for Democrats’

One of the notable factors in Doug Jones‘ big victory tonight is the significance of the black vote. And Charles Barkley hopes the Democrats see this as a “wake-up call” in that regard. Barkley openly campaigned for Jones and publicly trashed Roy Moore, and he said on CNN tonight he was feeling really good about his state. Barkley told Jake Tapper, “Roy Moore was an embarrassment. If any other man had eight women accusing him of sexual harassment, talking about how he really enjoyed slavery, he thinks homosexuals should go to jail, they wouldn’t have even been in this election.” “I’m just so proud of my state,” Barkley continued, “We’ve got some amazing people here. Yeah, we got a bunch of rednecks and a bunch of ignorant people, but we’ve got some amazing people here and they rose up today.” But he also emphasized this Continue reading "Charles Barkley: Doug Jones Victory Needs to Be a ‘Wake-Up Call for Democrats’"

Charles Barkley’s Passionate Anti-Moore Plea to Alabama: Show America ‘We’re Not a Bunch of Damn Idiots’

Doug Jones, the Democratic Senate candidate in Alabama, has been careful not to seem as though he’s not leaning on political and celebrity star power — even though it’s a constituency from which he’s received a great deal of support. But Jones did infuse some star power into his election-eve campaign rally on Monday, in the form of a favorite Alabama son, retired NBA great Charles Barkley. Sir Charles — who was born and raised just outside of Birmingham, AL and played his college ball for Auburn — made an impassioned plea to Alabama voters to reject the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore, who has been accused of child molestation and sexual assault. “At some point, we gotta stop looking like idiots to the nation,” Barkley said. He added (in a portion of the speech not seen above, but reported by The Daily Beast) “At some point Continue reading "Charles Barkley’s Passionate Anti-Moore Plea to Alabama: Show America ‘We’re Not a Bunch of Damn Idiots’"

Charles Barkley Slams Roy Moore: Bringing in ‘White Separatist’ Bannon Should Have Disqualified Him

Charles Barkley weighed in on the Alabama Senate race today and said Roy Moore should have been disqualified even before the allegations against him from multiple women came out. He said, “Roy Moore, to me, when he brought in Steve Bannon, should have been disqualified.” Bannon, you may remember, campaigned for Moore during the primary against Luther Strange. “How can you have a guy who’s running with a white separatist running for a political office?” Barkley asked. “To run a campaign with a guy as your chief advocate, who’s a white nationalist, a white separatist, that should have disqualified Roy Moore way before these women’s stuff came up.” Per NBC News reporter Vaughn Hillyard, Barkley went on to say, “I don’t know enough about Doug Jones. I’m not going to sit there and tell you––what I’m just saying––if I lived here, I would vote for Continue reading "Charles Barkley Slams Roy Moore: Bringing in ‘White Separatist’ Bannon Should Have Disqualified Him"

Shaq Hits Charles Barkley While Guest-Hosting Kimmel: ‘A Balder, Fatter Matt Damon’

We like to keep on tabs on the rivalry between Inside The NBA hosts Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley. The former NBA greats and current TNT colleagues have been engaged in an ongoing feud which at times has seemed good-natured, and at other times has seemed legitimately tense. Monday night offered a moment that seemed to be more lighthearted in nature — but with Shaq and Sir Charles, you just never know. Shaq, on Monday, guest-hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live — in place of Kimmel, who has the week off. And during his opening monologue, the four-time NBA champion took a shot at his TNT cohort. “I have all the things you need to host this show,” Shaq said. “A suit, a band, and a stupid, no-talent nemesis. Jimmy has Matt Damon. I have Charles Barkley. He’s like a balder, fatter Matt Damon.” The line drew laughs, along Continue reading "Shaq Hits Charles Barkley While Guest-Hosting Kimmel: ‘A Balder, Fatter Matt Damon’"

‘You a Bad Rapper!’ Charles Barkley and Shaq Unconvincingly Make Nice After Recent Tension

Thursday night in Boston, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal were back on the air together for the first time since their heated exchange on Tuesday — in which Shaq got on Barkley for never winning an NBA title, and Barkley countered by telling Shaq he only won because he rode the coattails of teammates. A tweet from a fan was posted onscreen which read, “Let’s see if Shaq and Chuck can get along today.” “No we can’t!” Shaq said, seeming to joke with his Inside the NBA colleague. The two went on to good-naturedly banter for a few seconds. “Just for the record, Shazaam sucks!” Barkley said, referencing a 1996 movie in which Shaq starred. He added, “And you a bad rapper too!” “Bring me a chicken wing so Continue reading "‘You a Bad Rapper!’ Charles Barkley and Shaq Unconvincingly Make Nice After Recent Tension"

‘Fat Ass’: Things Got Tense Between Charles Barkley and Shaq on Inside the NBA

Throughout the basketball season, we’ve chronicled the escalating tension on the Inside the NBA set between Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. Tuesday night, those tensions were visible on display once again. It was a heated kidding-but-not-really kind of exchange between the retired NBA greats — which began with Shaq knocking Barkley for having never won an NBA championship. “Chuck, you have no idea what we’re talking about because you’ve only been to the Finals once,” Shaq said. Sir Charles fired back by accusing Shaq of playing second fiddle on his four championship teams to Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade. “I wasn’t riding on Dwyane Wade’s and Kobe’s coattails,” Barkley shot back. The two went at it for a few seconds before host Ernie Johnson stepped in. “Why did that get so Continue reading "‘Fat Ass’: Things Got Tense Between Charles Barkley and Shaq on Inside the NBA"

Charles Barkley Says if He Were Terminally Ill, He’d Want to Kill Skip Bayless: ‘I Just Wanna…Beat Him Like a Dog’

Charles Barkley apparently has no love whatsoever for Skip Bayless. During an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show Thursday, the TNT basketball analyst said that if he contracted a terminal illness, he’d want to kill the Fox Sports 1 host. “You know what we should do for ratings?” Barkley said. “If I get a disease and I’m gonna die, how about you get Skip Bayless in here and I’ll kill him live on national television.” Barkley added: “I just want to get Skip Bayless in a room one time and beat him like a dog.” Bayless wasn’t the only TV personality that Barkley expressed interest in fighting. Barkley said, in response to a question from host Dan Patrick, that he could easily take his TNT colleague Shaquille O’Neal. “Shaq can’t fight a lick,” Barkley said. “I hit him in that big Continue reading "Charles Barkley Says if He Were Terminally Ill, He’d Want to Kill Skip Bayless: ‘I Just Wanna…Beat Him Like a Dog’"