“You know, we have to take into account that her boyfriend did shoot at the cops and shot a cop,” said Barkley.By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) —  Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal faced backlash and some praise on social media following comments made about the Breonna Taylor case.

During Thursday evening’s “NBA on TNT” pregame show, Barkley said Taylor’s death should not be compared to cases such as George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery which have sparked recent protests.

“You know, we have to take into account that her boyfriend did shoot at the cops and shot a cop,” said Barkley. “So like I say, even though I’m really sorry she lost her life I don’t think we can put this in the same situation as George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, I just don’t believe that.”

O’Neal then agreed with Barkley, causing backlash across social media. On Friday, Charles Barkley’s name was trending on Twitter.

Meanwhile, some people voiced their respect for Barkley and his comments.

Comments (12)
  1. Victor says:

    Face backlash for what? Telling the truth.

    1. Victor says:

      Ashley Nicole is part of the problem from the left.

  2. slowrider97 says:

    Good for both of them for speaking the truth. I mean don’t the facts of the matter mean anything anymore?

  3. Mr. Poppop says:

    Neither of them are the brightest bulbs in the lamp. This is just another example of the media anointing runners and jumpers as the leaders and spokes persons for black america.
    Those guys don’t have a clue.

    1. MR. R says:

      You feel this way cause they’re black and you think because of so they should march to a precise tune and they don’t. Racist.

  4. The Taylor Posse don’t want to hear the truth. Only what they, in their little minds, believe.

  5. Joe says:

    The fact of the matter is the DA tried to charge the officers but a JURY OF YOUR PEERS chose not to. 20 some-odd average every day people said NO to charging the cops.
    Yet idiots still riot and loot.

  6. Tyrone says:

    They told the truth why are people mad at them. They should be mad at those criminals shooting cops and innocent children. Why don’t you write about those dead black children in Chicago? oh yeah it doesn’t fit your narrative..

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