PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Philadelphia 76er and current basketball analyst Charles Barkley is facing backlash for his comments on the Breonna Taylor case. On Thursday night, during the “NBA on TNT” pregame show, Barkley said Taylor’s death should not be compared to other recent high-profile cases.
“You know, we have to take into account that her boyfriend did shoot at the cops and shot a cop,” said Barkley. “So like I say, even though I’m really sorry she lost her life I don’t think we can put this in the same situation as George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, I just don’t believe that.”
Hall of Famer and co-host Shaquille O’Neal agreed with Barkley and now both are facing criticism on social media.