Charles Barkley is a wild man, but we already knew that.
During Game 6 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks, he may have made his wildest comment yet when he called his boss Tara August a “cougar that’s not in the wild” that got Shaq laughing and making noises.
Kenny Smith tried his best to change the subject. Check it out:
It was just a few weeks ago when Barkley railed against cancel culture while ripping into his bosses at TNT and even hinted at his retirement plans.
Saying that political correctness has “gotten so out of hand right now,” Barkley lamented that it is difficult to have fun on the air these days without “jackasses trying to get you canceled.”
“If you crack a joke the wrong way they’re like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, you crossed the line.’ I mean, they won’t even let me talk about San Antonio anymore when I’m always talking about their big ole women down in San Antonio,” Barkley said. “They’re like, ‘Charles, we got one lady [who] wrote an article.’ … We’ve been having fun with this for probably 10–15 years. We go to San Antonio; the people are having a blast with it. The people in San Antonio had T-shirts made up.”
The NBA legend continued on why he’s fed up with the current state of things and when he’ll be calling it quits at ESPN.
“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.’ We’ve had fun all these years and now all of a sudden in the last year and a half, everybody is trying to get everybody fired and it really sucks,” he said. “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. 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.”