Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Wit And Wisdom Of Charles Barkley

At one time former NBA star Charles Barkley spoke of getting into politics. I wish he would. We could use more people like him - people with common sense who aren't afraid to speak the truth.

Here's a few more non-illustrated quotes from Chuckles.
We're not all supposed to think alike.

I think anybody who is racist is an idiot whether they are black or white.

I don’t create controversies. They’re there long before I open my mouth. I just bring them to your attention.

Being black or white isn't an accomplishment. What you do with your life or what you accomplish with your life dictates what you should be proud of.

Barkley also has a sense of humor that appeals to me. Of course, it might offend some people, but that's another thing I like about him. He doesn't care if some overly sensitive politically correct loser can't take a joke.
After retiring from basketball: “I’m just what America needs – another unemployed black man.

On his 17-year old daughter not dating yet: “Thank goodness. I just hope she doesn’t start before I go in the Hall of Fame. That way, I won’t have to kill anybody before I get inducted.”

Asked if he had ever been in the governor’s office in Montgomery, Barkley said no. “They don’t let many black people in the governor’s mansion in Alabama,” he said, “unless they’re cleaning.”

On national TV on Valentines day: “I’d never buy my girl a watch… she’s already got a clock over the stove.”

After throwing a guy through a 1st floor window in a bar Charles was in front of the judge.
Judge: “Your sanctions are community service and a fine. Do you have any regrets?”
Charles: “Yeah. I regret we weren’t on a higher floor”

If nothing else, he'd at least make following politics more fun...


Bear said...

Sir Charles has always been one of my favorites, regardless of my distaste for the NBA. I concur that we could definitely use a couple dozen of him in our political system.

CenTexTim said...

We could use much more than a couple of dozen...