Charles Barkley has no time for skilled sports activities stars who’re refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The NBA legend, whereas visitor co-hosting Thursday’s episode of “The Mike Missanelli Show” on Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic, questioned precisely what level some athletes had been attempting to make by eschewing the shot.
The “Inside The NBA” analyst slammed them as “selfish,” saying they had been among the many luckiest individuals amid the pandemic as a result of they’ve “gotten every single cheque” and remained nicely paid at the same time as they performed to empty stadiums — whereas others lost their jobs or died from the illness.
“For us to be selfish and not trying to help the world get back where we can take these stupid masks off and go out to dinner in a full restaurant, I just think it’s selfish,” stated Barkley, 58, who’s absolutely vaccinated.
“I’ve heard these idiots talk about chips in it and I heard people talking about (the government) wants to follow us around,” the basketball Hall-of-Famer added of conspiracy theories surrounding the photographs. “They can follow us around anyway. Everybody got a cell phone. And first of all, what are you doing that you’re worried about people following you?”
Last month, Barkley advised CNBC that “everybody should be vaccinated” and “the only people who are not vaccinated are just assholes.”
“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 bullshit,” Barkley stated. “I think that would be tragic.”`
“There’s shit you can’t do at work and there’s shit that have to do at work,” he added. “So every workplace has rules and I think one of the rules [should be] that guys have to be vaccinated.”
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