Charles Barkley Offers Stern Warning About Canceling NBA Season

Charles Barkley isn’t so sure canceling the season will accomplish anything good.

BYAlexander Cole
Charles Barkley Offers Stern Warning About Canceling NBA Season

Kyrie Irving is bringing an interesting debate to the NBA right now as he believes the season shouldn't be continued, especially with all of the social unrest going on. In fact, Kyrie would much rather focus his attention on social justice and he believes the players should be operating with that same attitude, as well.

Today on ESPN's Get Up!, Charles Barkley expressed disagreement with Kyrie's idea, noting that it could prove to be "catastrophic" if the NBA had to close up shop. As Barkley explains, the league could stand to lose billions of dollars. Not to mention, if the players aren't on the court, they won't be able to use their platforms to create change. For the NBA legend, it's a lose-lose situation.

"I think it will be stupid to not play for 2 reasons," Barkley said. "Number 1, if they don't play, they're gonna be 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind' for the rest of the year. They're gonna lose billions of dollars that the players could use to go into their own communities and do some great stuff. So, it's not good on any part."

At this point, it remains to be seen what the league and its players will decide upon. Regardless, stay tuned for updates as we will be sure to bring them to you.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.