Earlier this week, former NBA legend Charles Barkley unloaded on LaVar Ball and made ti clear he wasn’t a fan of the guy as he questioned his motives and his fathering skills.
â€œEverybody talking about how he might be a good father, this and that. No heâ€™s not. Heâ€™s just exploiting his kids. â€¦ Heâ€™s all about Big Baller Brand. He has no foreseeable talent. Heâ€™s trying to make money off his kids, and I just feel sadness for those kids because theyâ€™re going to do whatever he tells them to do. I just donâ€™t like the guy at all, plain and simple. And donâ€™t tell me heâ€™s a good father. Just because you exploit your kids, trying to make money because you have no talent, that does not make you a good father.â€�
â€œI wish there was a place farther away from America they could send him,â€� Barkley said. â€œI donâ€™t know where Lithuania is, but if there is another place farther away, I would love it.â€�
â€œI just feel sadness that the mediaâ€”CNN, ESPNâ€”has given this guy a platform,â€� he noted. â€œHe represents everything that is bad about sports. Itâ€™s all about him. I just feel bad for those kids.â€�
Once those comments got around toÂ Charlamagne Tha God, he couldn’t wait to speak on the subject. Barkley’s comments were so bad and distatsteful thatÂ Charlamagne Tha God gave him ‘Donkey of the day’Â on The Breakfast Club.
â€œHow can you say this man is exploiting his own kids? How can you say this man is trying to make money off his own kids?
Let me ask you a question, Charles. What is LaVar doing that a white agent wouldnâ€™t be doing? Or a white manager? Or the white executives at these sneaker companies? Would you be more comfortable with them being exploited by white corporate executives? Would you be more comfortable if white corporate executives were making money off them?â€�