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Sport Charles Barkley speaks about his ‘Inside the NBA’ future, blasts cancel culture: ‘Can’t have fun nowadays’

10:50  19 june  2021
10:50  19 june  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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CBS announcer Charles Barkley prior to the national championship game in the Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Tournament between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Baylor Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium. Barkley says he blames the current stigma of " cancel culture " where past behavior or comments can land you in hot water. His bosses at Turner Sports have talked to him frequently about taking jokes too far. “That’s all we ever talk about behind the scenes like, ‘Yo, man, be careful going in this direction.’ I’m like, ‘Yo, man, we can ’ t even have fun anymore." Barkley said.

Charles Barkley has often said he didn' t expect to be on the award-winning " Inside the NBA " for this long. Barkley has been a part of the show since 2000, and has won four Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Analyst. CBS announcer Charles Barkley prior to the national championship game in the Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Tournament between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Baylor Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Photo: Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports). Barkley says he blames the current stigma of " cancel culture " where past behavior or comments can land you in hot water.

Charles Barkley has often said he didn't expect to be on the award-winning "Inside the NBA" for this long.

Barkley has been a part of the show since 2000, and has won four Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Analyst.

But the 58-year-old Naismith Hall of Famer has some thoughts of when he will say goodbye to his television gig.

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"I’m trying to hang on for another couple of years until I’m 60 and then they can kiss my ass. I’m only working until 60," Barkley told WJFK 106.7 The Fan in Washington earlier this week. "I’ve already told them that. I’m not working until the day I die. That’s just stupid. And if I don’t have enough money by now, I’m an idiot anyway. They should fire me anyway."

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Former NBA great Charles Barkley is fed up with cancel culture and the muzzles it has placed on him and his “ NBA on TNT” co-hosts. Barkley has been known to make some off-the-wall comments and jokes throughout his career as a sports analyst. But apparently the show’s decision-makers have told the NBA Hall of Famer — and co-hosts Kenny Smith But as far as Barkley is concerned, the censorship of his jokes and commentary is yet another way cancel culture is stripping life of fun . “You can ’ t even have fun nowadays without these jackasses trying to get you canceled and things like that.

Charles Barkley in a suit and tie holding a cell phone: CBS announcer Charles Barkley prior to the national championship game in the Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Tournament between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Baylor Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium. © Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports CBS announcer Charles Barkley prior to the national championship game in the Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Tournament between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Baylor Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Barkley says he blames the current stigma of "cancel culture" where past behavior or comments can land you in hot water.

"If you crack a joke the wrong way, they’re like, 'Oh, no, no, no, you crossed the line,' " Barkley said. "I mean, they won’t even let me talk about San Antonio anymore when I’m always talking about their big ol' women down in San Antonio. They’re like, 'Charles, we got one lady (who) wrote an article.' I’m like, 'First of all, I didn’t call anybody personally fat in San Antonio. I was just joking around.' "

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Charles Barkley to leave ' Inside the NBA ,' blames cancel culture : 'We can ' t even have fun any more'. Boisterous basketball host Charles Barkley has not been cancelled , but he blames PC Culture for ending NBA motormouth Charles Barkley has blasted cancel culture and lamented the fact that he cannot joke about the "big ol' Charles Barkley thinks cancel culture makes life less fun .

Basketball legend Charles Barkley announced he will be leaving TNT's Inside the NBA after decades of hosting the show and blamed cancel culture for his departure. Appearing on Washington sports-radio station WJFK, 106.7 The Fan, Barkley lambasted social justice warriors for creating online attacks while slamming his boss and co-hosts for refusing to standup against the radical left mob, according to the Washington Times. "It's gotten so out of hand right now, I couldn't imagine having to watch myself. You can ' t even have fun nowadays without these jackasses trying to get you canceled and things

His bosses at Turner Sports have talked to him frequently about taking jokes too far.

"That’s all we ever talk about behind the scenes like, 'Yo, man, be careful going in this direction.' I’m like, 'Yo, man, we can’t even have fun anymore.' " Barkley said.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Charles Barkley speaks about his ‘Inside the NBA’ future, blasts cancel culture: ‘Can’t have fun nowadays’

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