Former NBA Star Charles Barkley Comments On George Zimmerman Murder Trial: “I Agree With The Verdict” … “There are a lot of black people who are racist”
WOW, the Round Mound of Rebound, Charles Barkley, says that the agrees with the George Zimmerman verdict.
Who knew that NBA Hall of Famer, Charles Barkley, would be the voice of reason, sanity and well rationed thought in the wake of the George Zimmerman murder trail verdict where a jury found him not guilty. In an interview with CNBC and Maria Bartiroma, Barkley stated that he “agreed with the verdict. Barkley then said, “I think sometimes when people talk about racism, they say only white people are racist. There are a lot of black people who are racist.” Charles basically blamed both Martin and Zimmerman for the incident and called it a bad situation. He said it was wrong for Zimmerman to follow Trayvon Marin, but then Barkley stated that he thought “Trayvon Martin, God rest his soul, I think he did flip the switch and started beating the hell out of Mr. Zimmerman.” That is probably pretty accurate to what the evidence showed in the Zimmerman murder trial and the reason why the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty.
CHARLES BARKLEY: Well, I agreed with the verdict. I feel sorry that young kid got killed. But they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him. Something clearly went wrong that night. Clearly something went wrong. I feel bad for anybody who loses a kid, but if you looked at the case and you don’t make it — there was some racial profiling, no question about it. But something happened that changed the dynamic of that night, and I know -- that’s probably not a popular opinion among most people but just looking at the evidence I agreed with the verdict.
I just feel bad because I don’t like when race gets out in the media because I don’t think the media has a pure heart, as I call it. There are very few people have a pure heart when it comes to race. Racism is wrong in any, shape, form — a lot of black people are racist too. I think sometimes when people talk about racism, they say only white people are racist. There are a lot of black people who are racist. I don’t like when it gets out there in the media because I don’t think the media has clean hands.
MARIA BARTIROMO, CNBC: I’m glad you made that point.
BARKLEY: Obviously I feel sorry that young kid got killed but just judging by the evidence, I don’t think that guy should have went to jail the rest of his life. Something happened bad that night, obviously.
I have always been a Charles Barkley fan and loved him when he played with the Philadelphia 76ers. Although there are many times that I do not agree with Barkley’s opinions, the two thing that I respect the hell out of when it comes to Sir Charles is his honestly and his I don’t give a damn, non-PC attitude of just saying it like he feels. Charles Barkley, unlike the so-called black leaders in the US like Sharpton and Jackson is 100% correct in his analysis of the George Zimmerman murder trial … they [the prosecution] did not have enough evidence to charge him.