NBA legend Charles Barkley has no love lost for anyone who won’t take the COVID-19 vaccine. And per usual, he’s not holding back when he talks about it.
Sir Charles was recently asked his thoughts on the vaccine, and went on a whole tirade.
“Yes, I’m vaccinated,” Charles Barkley said to CNBC. “Everybody should be vaccinated. Period.”
“The only people who are not vaccinated are just a–holes,” he says.
Charles Barkley would go on to say that the NBA should just force everyone in the league to take the vaccine.
“Can you imagine if one of these guys that are not vaccinated, if they get one of these players’ kids, wives, girlfriends, moms and dads sick and they die over some unnecessary conspiracy bulls—,” Barkley says. “I think that would be tragic.”
“There’s s— you can’t do at work and there’s s— that have to do at work,” he says. “So every workplace has rules and I think one of the rules [should be] that guys have to be vaccinated.”
Charles Barkley might foresee the NBA going through similar issues as the NFL is right now.
While the NBA has not cracked down on unvaccinated players yet, the NFL is currently embarking on a civil war with everyone who won’t take the shot.
So far, NFL players such as Cole Beasley, DeAndre Hopkins, Leonard Fournette, etc. have already shared their views that they will not take the COVID vaccine. And after new NFL rules increasing protocols on the unvaccinated, some players and coaches have lashed out at the league.
It’ll be interesting to hear what Charles Barkley has to say when the NBA deals with similar issues once their season rolls around.
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