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Retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Charles Barkley rips NBA players and league Commissioner Adam Silver for not taking a bigger stand against the Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving, who has become a marked man after refusing to take a Covid jab:

“I went right after Kyrie because what he said was wrong. It was inappropriate. And I went at Adam Silver, who I really like. I said, ‘You should have suspended him a week ago.’

“Adam especially, him being Jewish, to insult your religion, and I’m paying you $40 million a year? … And I was disappointed in the players for not standing up, saying something. You can’t just get upset when something happens against the Black community if you’re Black.”