Charles Barkley is sick and tired of LaVar Ball. And the NBA Hall of Famer let everyone know about it Wednesday morning on ESPN's Golic and Wingo, where he had some scathing words for the controversial basketball dad.
“He represents everything that’s bad about sports,” Barkley said on the show about LaVar, as reported by USA TODAY. “It’s all about him. You know I just feel bad for those kids because everybody’s talking about ‘he might be a good father,’ this and that. No he’s not. He’s just exploiting his kids. I love the kid (Lonzo Ball) playing for the Lakers. I don’t know the other kids (LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball). He’s all about Big Baller Brand. He has no foreseeable talent. He’s trying to make money on his kids. I just feel sadness for those kids because they’re going to do whatever they tell him to do and I just don’t like the guy at all, plain and simple.”
And Chuck wasn't done yet.
"And don't tell me he's a good father," Barkley continued. "Just because you exploit your kids, trying to make money because you have no talent, that does not make you a good father. That makes you exploiting your kids. And I don't like the guy at all. I wish they would quit putting him on television because he has no talent whatsoever."
Tell 'em how you really feel about Mr. Ball, Sir Charles! Good grief!
Barkley's stinging words had Twitter suggesting that he and LaVar catch that fade and more with some of the reactions below.
In pure Chuck fashion, the Hall of Famer definitely didn't hold back.
Definitely sounded like some fighting words.
Was Barkley out of line for criticizing the type of father the man is?
It doesn't sound like that's going to happen.
You already know it's coming.
All for charity style. Well, fellas?
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