Draymond Green and Charles Barkley make for a very entertaining duo on Inside the NBA. They proved this yet again during Monday’s games.
You’ve gotta remember that Barkley is the same former NBA superstar who once said ‘I’m not a role model’. The Chuckster will say what he feels when he feels like saying it. Expecting political correctness from the Sixers and Suns legend is like expecting an early Christmas.
Having said that, Barkley is also a man who never takes himself too seriously, even on live TV. He’s always down with joking about his own experiences. And yesterday’s Inside the NBA gave us yet another neat example of his easygoing nature (skip to 14:00 in the video below).
Chuck: “I think they [the cops] did arrest him [the fan who ran onto the court].
Dray: “Yes, but arrested doesn’t mean you went to jail.”
Kenny: “Two guys that know a little bit about that.”
Chuck: “Let’s just say this, every time I’ve been arrested, I went to jail.”
NBA Fans react to the discussion between Kenny Smith, Draymond Green and Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley keeps reminding us time to time that he’s been arrested a number of times, so that’s hardly front-page news at this point. What is front-page is the comic relief that he provides, as many people noted on NBA Twitter.
I’m dying watching Barkely try to tell Draymond that people who are arrested do in fact go to jail without having put his personal experience out there on national tv 😂
— Elijah Stewart (@EJ_Stewart) June 1, 2021
— BVKESY (@BVKESY2) June 1, 2021
— Casey Guns (@caseyguns) June 1, 2021
“Listen: every time I’ve been arrested, I went to jail.” I…actually love the weird Draymond / Charles Barkley dynamic? It’s like watching LOOPER, but Bruce Willis is drunk. #InsidetheNBA
— Nemo. (@NemoAugustus) June 1, 2021
But there is another side to the way NBA fans responded to this discussion. Instead of taking light-hearted discourse on basketball-related issues for what it is, some people expect accuracy and correctness at every moment.
draymond having to explain to chuck that getting arrested does not necessarily mean going to jail is the reason we need someone without an AARP membership on the regular crew
— | k a t i e | (@bongripcity) June 1, 2021
It’s pretty safe to say that if you’re getting arrested, you’re more likely than not getting held at a police station lockup. What happens later is a matter of judicial processing.