Charles Barkley: Sports ‘circus’ distracting from real social justice change

Former NBA star Charles Barkley said he fears sports are getting too political and that it has become a distraction in the fight for racial and economic justice.

“We need police reform. We need prison reform,” Barkley told CNBC on Friday. “My concern is turning this into a circus instead of trying to do some good stuff.”

Barkley, who is now an NBA analyst, said sports offer fans an escape and noted that he is curious to see how fans will react to more social justice messaging once major sports make a comeback. Last week, it was reported that the NBA Read more…

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