Liberals are clueless.
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is known to be uncensored with his opinions.
And he just shocked liberals with his latest comments.
The NCAA is a complete mess after being exposed in yet another major scandal.
The FBI recently investigated a corruption scandal finding that players from more than 20 of the nation’s top programs were implicated in impermissible monetary benefits.
Those programs named include Duke, North Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Kansas, and Arizona.
Allegedly, multiple players were identified in the investigation as having been illegally paid more than $10,000,including Dennis Smith Jr. of the Dallas Mavericks, Isaiah Whitehead of the Brooklyn Nets, and last year’s number 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz.
Meanwhile, angry liberals are always quick to blame the NCAA for profiting billions off these players without compensating them, and no more was it clear when the news of this scandal broke.
But what these irate liberals seem to forget is the free education these players receive in exchange for playing a sport.
That is literally compensation, which Barkley adamantly pointed out by saying he was disturbed when white people act like it’s not a big deal that athletes receive free education.
“In a Thursday interview on NBC Sports radio’s “The Dan Patrick Show,” NBA Hall of Fame’s Charles Barkley doubled down on the importance of the NCAA providing free education, saying he hates when white people act like getting a free education is not a big deal and demand that the athletes get paid.
Barkley admitted the NCAA is “not perfect,” but said that getting a free education is “really big deal” to the majority of college athletes because they do not go on to play professionally.
“I hate when white people get on television and talk about getting a free education is not a big deal,” Barkley told host Dan Patrick.
“Getting a free education is a really big deal because I’ve got regular friends who are still in debt from going to college.”
“Most people actually have to get that education to make it through life.”
“A free education is a really big deal” — Charles Barkley pic.twitter.com/CqDDwx2CDP
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 8, 2018
So this notion perpetuated by liberals that these NCAA athletes are like slaves is unbelievably absurd.
These players get full-ride scholarships.
They should be so fortunate and not take it for granted.