Charles Barkley’s Bizarre Comments About Isaiah Thomas
Charles Barkely is the head provocateur for the National Basketball Association. The last couple years have been an interesting twist with him because he went from a guy that everyone loved to an old-timer who gets mad about how the kids play these days. I personally am in the middle with what Barkley does on a regular basis. This isn’t one of those times where I’m with the Chuckster. He made some pretty outlandish comments about Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas playing after the death of his younger sister in a horrific car crash.
Barkley on Isaiah Thomas:
"I'm uncomfortable with him crying on the sidelines like that… it's a bad look." 😒pic.twitter.com/duj61ZXGdE
— FootBasket.com (@FootBasket) April 16, 2017
Barkley will usually go with ‘This is my opinion, it’s no one else’s’, and I get that, yet still he needs to keep his mouth shut on this topic. We have no idea what Thomas is going through at this juncture. That said, the broadcaster can make a comment about ‘I’m not sure what condition he will be in for this game given his emotions during shootaround.’ There’s no outrage with that honestly. But with him using the term, ‘uncomfortable’ isn’t going to bring anyone to his side. When a guy who is usually a hard-nosed, gritty player to break down like that is truly heartbreaking and sad, not uncomfortable.
Hopefully, Barkley amends these statements. I’m hoping he realizes the choice of words were a terrible one, and they can move on from it because Thomas’ emotions after the death of his sister shouldn’t be something that makes you feel uncomfortable.