There is no question Charles Barkley is outspoken.
He has ruffled feathers among the leftist elites for years.
But Charles Barkley just dunked on the Swamp and said Democrats and Republicans all have one thing in common.
Charles Barkley’s mom once said to him, “Charles, Republicans are for the rich people.”
Barkley responded, “Mom, I’m rich.”
Too stupid to know
But he also ruffled the feathers of the rich when he said that “all politics is rich people screwing poor people.”
And in the same statement, Barkley slammed the poor by saying that “poor people are too stupid to know they’re just chess pieces in a game.”
Clearly, Charles Barkley isn’t afraid to speak his mind on any issue.
Now Barkley has made it clear that he really wants the government to stay away from college sports.
And he especially wants them to stay away from rules that allow college players to profit off of their name, image, and likeness.
In a segment of CBS Sports’ March Madness coverage, the former NBA great unloaded after he heard new NCAA president Charlie Baker wants the federal government to weigh in on Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals for college athletes.
Baker, the former RINO Republican Governor of Massachusetts, has served as the NCAA’s President since earlier this month.
In regard to setting uniform standards for NIL deals, Baker told CBS Sports he wants more uniformity in how contracts are structured.
Some folks in Washington
Baker told network hosts Greg Gumbel and Clark Kellogg that he would “love to create transparency and accountability” around NIL contracts to help educate those college athletes looking to make deals.
The former Massachusetts Governor then took it even further and said he already plans to speak with lawmakers about potentially getting the federal government involved.
“We’re gonna talk some with the folks in Washington about this,” Baker said.
The NCAA began allowing athletes to profit off of their names in 2021.
States and even colleges and universities have different regulations on how such NIL deals can be structured, but there is currently no national legislation on the issue.
Barkley played a portion of Baker’s interview and was obviously displeased by his remarks.
Barkley exploded and asked, “Did he say we’re gonna ask the politicians to help us?”
“See, that pisses me off already. Our politicians are awful people,” he continued.
“As I talked to Clark earlier … I would actually go to people who actually care about basketball, not looking at it just in terms – I would put a committee together. I would love for Clark to be on the committee, get some coaches, get some players, and let’s try to work this thing out,” he continued.
“We can’t ask these politicians nothing,” Barkley added. “Those people are awful people. Democrats and Republicans, they’re all crooks.”
A lot of people already rightly believe that NIL deals are ruining college sports.
And most agree with Barkley that any government involvement would only make everything worse.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.