Charles Barkley Addresses Protests and NBA Strike After Jacob Blake Shooting: It’s ‘Exhausting’ Being Black in America

Outspoken NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley weighed in the impromptu NBA strike in solidarity with the protests over the Jacob Blake shooting, calling out the ongoing racial injustice and saying “It’s exhausting being Black” in America.

Speaking with CNN Situation Room anchor Wolf Blitzer, Barkley hailed the courage of the Milwaukee Bucks players for refusing to play and then offered a poignant reaction to the latest instance of violence against an unarmed black man, in this case the point blank shooting of Jacob Blake in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

“If you look at the last, just in the last couple months going back to Ahmaud Arbery, Mr. [George] Floyd, the young lady screaming at the black guy in New York, now you’ve got Mr.
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