Charles Barkley had an eventful Inside the NBA talking about everything from Breonna Taylor to the defund the Police movement. The moment when Charles Barkley denounced defund the Police movement instantly went viral. Charles Barkley dissed defund the Police supporters with a reference to Ghostbusters.
Charles Barkley said “who are black people supposed to call? Ghostbusters?”, when talking about what would happen if the Defund the police movement was successful.
Charles Barkley said Police reform is needed, but not a defunding of police. He believes black neighborhoods would suffer the most damage if Police were defunded. Charles Barkley doesn’t think anything would change for white neighborhoods or Rich neighborhoods, because they would continue to fund cops in their own ways.
These comments from Charles Barkley denouncing the defund the police movement came on the same day he said not to compare Breonna Taylor to George Floyd or Ahmaud Arbery.