Hall of Famer Charles Barkley says NBA and NFL athletes deserve preferential treatment with COVID-19 vaccines … claiming it’s only fair considering how much they pay in taxes.
The NBA is currently dealing with a COVID nightmare … with at least 10 games being postponed due to positive tests or close contacts through less than a month of play.
The “Inside The NBA” analysts were discussing the status of the league following the Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets game Thursday night … when Chuck gave his eye-opening take.
“We need 300 million shots, give a thousand to some NBA players … NFL players, hockey players,” Barkley said. “As much taxes as these players pay, they deserve some preferential treatment.”
Kenny Smith followed up by questioning if that’s fair when it could literally be a “life or death” situation for regular folk who don’t have the same resources as pro athletes … but Barkley doubled down.
“We can’t go there,” Smith clapped back. “I don’t think you can go there.”
Barkley noted he personally believes 1,000 vaccines to NBA players would not take away from at-risk or elderly people who could benefit more from the vaccine … and claims his plan would keep the season alive.
The NBA recently modified its health and safety protocols after 16 players tested positive for the virus … but Chuck clearly thinks more needs to be done to save the season.
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