During Thursday night's TNT NBA pregame broadcast, Charles Barkley weighed in on the decision in the Breonna Taylor case that led to Barkley being at the center of controversy, once again, for his political takes.
Barkley ruffled feathers through a comparison of Taylor's case to that of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. "It's just bad the young lady lost her life, but we do have to take into account that her boyfriend did shoot at the cops and shot a cop," said Barkley. "So, like I said, even though I'm really sorry she lost her life, I don't think we can just put this in the same situation as George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery."
Shaq seconded Chuck's sentiment. "I have to agree with Charles, this one is sort of lumped in," said O'Neal. "You have to get a warrant signed and some states do allow no-knock warrants. And everyone was asking for murder charges. When you talk about murder, you have to show intent. A homicide occurred and we're sorry a homicide occurred. When you have a warrant signed by the judge, you are doing your job, and I would imagine that you would fire back."