Charles Barkley has said some wild stuff during his time at Inside The NBA but he may have delivered his hottest take yet on Thursday night.
After the Warriors-Nuggets game, TNT’s Inside The NBA crew had a spirited discussion about the NBA’s issues with Covid-19 this season that has resulted in several games getting postponed.
During the discussion, Barkley suggested that NBA players should be able to jump the line and get vaccinated because they pay more taxes than normal people.
Charles Barkley says NBA/NFL players should jump the line and get vaccine shots because they pay more taxes than normal people pic.twitter.com/ce5y1WTTOk
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) January 15, 2021
Charles Barkley: We need 300 million shots, give a thousand to some NBA players, NFL players, hockey players. As much taxes as these players pay, they deserve some preferential treatment.
Kenny Smith: For life and death?
The Internet wasn’t thrilled with Barkley’s vaccine take and immediately blasted him for it.
Charles Barkley giving his take on NBA players jumping to the front of the line to get a COVID vaccine pic.twitter.com/XUkCrfvP4D
— Richard R. Waithe, PharmD (@richard_waithe) January 15, 2021
Charles Barkley really just got up on television and said NBA players should be at the front and get the COVID-19 vaccine. How is this real life man.
— Moneybagg Yo(hannes) 🇪🇷 (@AronYohannes) January 15, 2021
Barkley’s worst take, and that’s saying a lot. https://t.co/GpGW9XLa1n
— Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) January 15, 2021
Come again?! What a horrible thing to say @NBAonTNT. Healthcare workers, teachers, police officers, firefighters, military personnel and many more have jobs way more important than a dude playing basketball but they are supposed to step aside for you? GTFOH https://t.co/X0tXilJt8H
— Janine 🇺🇸 (@whodat_chick) January 15, 2021
💀☠ RIP Chuck. Usually your bad takes are hilarious. But you way off on this one. A life is not valued based on the amount of money you make or pay in taxes. You're gonna get a lot of heat for this one and you deserve it. #InsideTheNBA https://t.co/xnOcHx4Oxv
— Yeeky (@yeeky8) January 15, 2021
Charles just lost so much respect. I don’t necessarily disagree that they should just get vaccinated. But it has nothing to do with “how much they pay in taxes”. Which turns out is directly correlated to….. shocker…. how much money you make. https://t.co/ySGzP3dhGl
— Black Lives Matter (@Mr_Dammit) January 15, 2021
Chuck has said some wild and controversial things over the years… this might be the one that’s gets him smoked https://t.co/yYELPpMvj1
— chris. (@c_ram65) January 15, 2021