After huge backlash, Charles Barkley clarifies controversial Donald Trump mug shot comments

Barkley clarifies that he won't punch Black Donald Trump supporters in the face.

After huge backlash, Charles Barkley clarifies controversial Donald Trump mug shot comments

NBA legend Charles Barkley and former President Donald Trump

Former NBA player and sports analyst, Charles Barkley, is a staunch critic of former President Donald Trump. On his show with Gayle King on CNN’s ‘King Charles’, expressed his thoughts about the way he feels about the brand of politics displayed by the former president and his supporters.

Last weekend, the “Round Mound of Rebound” made a controversial statement regarding Black supporters of the former president. The statement had trended on social media and gathered millions of views according to co-host Gayle King.

During the week, Chuck, in an apparent attempt to perform damage control, gave context to what he actually meant when asked by a fellow host on a recent episode of their CNN show. He said:

The point I was trying to make, no, the point I was making, I wasn't trying to make it. When Donald Trump compares his plight with that other black person, that is what I had a problem with.

While the NBA legend attempted to backtrack his threat and distance himself from any act of violence, he emphasized that people can vote for who they want to vote. Barkley, however, still stuck to his dislike for Black voters who chose to wear shirts portraying the former president’s mugshot.

Charles Barkley throws his support to the Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards

Away from politics, Anthony Edwards put in an impressive performance last night during the Timberwolves’ close 113-111 away win against the Indiana Pacers. He led the player statistics chart with 44 points, six rebounds, and three assists, including a clutch block in the closing seconds of the game.

His performance has endeared NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley to his side. Barkley spoke on the show, Inside the NBA, where he praised Edwards as well as his MVP chances. He said:

If Minnesota can hold onto the No. 1 spot, he [Anthony Edwards] can be the MVP.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently top of the Western Conference standings and with 19 games left to play. This season Edwards is averaging, 26.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game.

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