Charles Barkely saved his silence concerning the Breonna Taylor ruling throughout Saturday’s NBA pregame protection after he obtained backlash for his feedback concerning the Kentucky lawyer normal’s resolution.
A day after the Kentucky official indicted Louisville Detective Brett Hankinson within the slaying of the EMT, Barkely stated that he’s cautious to lump situations of police violence collectively.
“I don’t suppose this one was like George Floyd or Ahmaud Arbery and issues like that. I really feel unhappy that this younger girl misplaced her life,” he stated Thursday on TNT. “However I’m anxious to lump all these conditions in collectively.”
“However we do need to bear in mind that her boyfriend shot on the cops and shot a cop. So like I say, despite the fact that I’m actually sorry she misplaced her life, I simply don’t suppose we will put this in the identical state of affairs as George Floyd or Ahmaud Arbery,” he added.
Shaquille O’Neal additionally shared comparable sentiments about Thursday’s ruling, which dubbed the three Louisville officers harmless within the March killing of the EMT.
Since making the feedback Thursday, Barkley has remained quiet on social media and strayed away from the subject throughout Saturday’s present. The hall-of-famer, nevertheless, had a bit to say concerning the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets. The Latter staff is ready to face off towards the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.
“The Denver Nuggets are taking place tonight, assured,” he stated.