The Charles Barkley on Stephen Jackson comments have blown up in the last 24 hours and now Jackson has come up with a reply.
Recently, NBA analyst Charles Barkley blasted Stephen Jackson for speaking against the semitics. Earlier, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson posted a photo of a quote inaccurately attributed to Hitler, claiming that the Jews are oppressing Black people as part of a conspiracy for world domination. Later, former NBA forward Stephen Jackson backed up his claims and pulled himself into this controversy.
Charles Barkley on Stephen Jackson
Jackson then doubled up on his statements and wrongly supported the Eagles star. Stephen Jackson has recently gained some massive media traction due to his huge role in the protests held due to the killings of his friend, George Floyd.
Barkley came down heavily on Jackson to support racial equality. The analyst also asked him to not look down upon a certain section of the society and claimed that his statements are deviating everyone from their original battle.
“I don’t understand how you beat hatred with more hatred.”
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 17, 2020
Stephen Jackson’s reply
Now, the former Spurs star has lambasted Barkley for speaking up against him. The former NBA champion is still firm on his statements. Jackson has come under heavy criticism due to his comments.
Jackson came up with an Instagram video to send in a reply to Barkley. His comments seem to be disturbing against the ‘Anti-semitic’ background.
Also, what’s more disturbing to see is how a lot of fans have been calling Barkley out for raising concerns over anti-semitism.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar blasts Stephen Jackson
NBA icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has also spoken up on the controversy. The 6-time NBA champion was a great social advocate during the 1960s along with legends like Bill Russell and Muhammad Ali. Jabbar has spoken out against Jackson and called it a troubling omen on the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
The fight for racial equality has gained massive steam in America after the killing of George Floyd.
NBA stars against social issues
NBA stars have been pretty vocal about the social issues prevalent in America. Superstars like Lebron James have used their massive following to raise awareness amongst the masses. The league has also supported the cause. NBA athletes are allowed to wear jersey’s showing social messages instead of their names when the league resumes in Orlando on July 30.
The league has been embroiled in various controversies this season. NBA’s relation with China was also under massive scrutiny. The league’s poster boy Lebron also came under huge criticism for speaking against human rights’ issues in China.