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Posted on: December 31, 2008 5:40 pm

Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of DUI and there is lots of glee, it seems, on message boards and across cyberspace.

If you are happy about this, it actually says more about you as a person, than it does Barkley.

If he did this, he should be put in jail. Drunk drivers are a plague.

However, what's equally troublesome is the reaction of people. There are many, it seems, who want Barkley to greatly suffer and their desire for these things has nothing to do with his alleged act. They want him to burn for his views and are utilizing this arrest as a window to attack him.

These people have brought race into this conversation where it didn't exist and that tells you a lot.

So when you're posting about Barkley don't hide your disgust behind fake outrage. Just say you're happy he was arrested because you don't like him or his views.

Category: NBA

Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2009 11:15 am


Thank you for saying something, Freeman.  It sounds like Charles made a mistake, probably a big one too.  But I'm willing to bet most of these negative bloggers would shake his hand and say pleased to meet you if they met him in person and be like "Man, Charles Barkley was awesome."  People love dirt, and they love when others lives take a bad turn so they can spew all their hollier than thou garbage all over the net...just to feel better about their  own lives.

Since: Nov 10, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2009 10:58 am


This is just turrible!  First that little girl says he spit on her, when we know it was only a little sneeze.  Then he calls out his almamada, luckily after they put him in their hall of fame.  Now this, what a turrible series of unfortunate events.  No matter what though Barkley is seemingly indestructable, condider this on of the lower offenses in his illustrious career, so don't think that this is the straw that breaks Barkley's career's back. 

Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2009 10:14 am


I think that if people in Freeman's position wouldn't  try to defend Barkley and instead of finding ways to take the heat off Barkley,people would have less of a reaction.There is still racism in this country,but to keep pulling out the card only makes the time that it is racism,less believable for some people because people like Freeman has been using that word forever.I do believe that there is racism in this world,but I do believe that people like Freeman and Barkley of the world,people who use race for everything,that when a case of racism does come around,less people are likely to believe because of the lies they have been telling about race.

Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2009 9:08 am


Well I don't know if it's about race, but I'm sure a lot of Knicks fans are glad, since he used to love taking shots at the Knicks organization with all his trash talk. What you're seeing as racism may just be that some people simply never liked him and still don't because he likes to dish out so much criticism of other players/teams

Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2009 8:53 am


I for one actually like Barkley. (jewish white male, 55). he has never offended me, he actually makes me laugh with his straight shoot from the hip attitude, which i respect very much.  he fears no one, black or white. i would nt be surprised if he also owned a "gran torino" if u get my gist.   charles, i hope you get by this dui without too much stress. good luck !! willie.. 



Since: Apr 7, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2009 2:03 am


It's a fact that racist comments are allowed from blacks, and whites can't even slip up. And it's easy to  judge a Big Mouth like Sir Charles Barkley after years of off color comments for all to hear. I don't know for certian but I'd say there's a real good chance he's a racist.   Of course I don't recall all of his questionable statements and actions because I try to tune him out. I'm a sports fan.

 He did recently say before the Presidential Election on his NBA pre-game show that "you all better get used to it because there's going to be a black man in the White House"  Just another racial statement that was uncalled for and might be taken as a poke in the eye by some even if you don't inject race like Barkley did into what he said.  The fact is Barkley doesn't care and no one ever calls him on it. It's just Charles being Charles.

Forget the racism the problem I have is he comments too much on other's conduct than can't keep himself out of the news. He was commenting on a players behavior the other day and I could see everyone around him just looking on like Chuck this ain't coming off too well. IMO he's becoming an annoying joke of a person. He's close to losing his creditbility as a commentator on anything of value and needs to go away for a while.  It would be a breath of fresh air for the NBA.

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2009 12:57 am


Are you talking about his view on sports or other?

Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2009 11:40 pm


Maybe because everything out of barkleys mouth has to do with race. Does Aub ring a bell? The only reason this guy has a blog is because he is black, it's obviously not from writing talent or abstact thought.

Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2009 11:38 pm


I think people who post their comments are just doing what Barkley does, stating their opinions about an issue.  It seems Barkley does it all the time... why the problem with others doing it?  If it isnt right then the message baords should disappear!

Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2009 6:58 pm
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