Here are highlights from the NBA Slam Dunk Contest last night in New Orleans…

And this morning I sawSir Charles Barkley on CNN and I gave him a 10 for this slam dunk…

BARKLEY: Hey, I live in Arizona. I’ve got great respect for Senator McCain.
Great respect. But I don’t like the way the Republicans are taking this
country. Every time I hear the word “conservative,” it makes me sick to
my stomach because they’re really just fake Christians, as I call them.
That’s all they are. But I just — I’m going to vote Democratic no
matter what.


BLITZER: One quick point before I let you go. You use the phrase “fake
Christians” for conservatives. Explain what you’re talking about.

BARKLEY: Well, I think they want to be judge and jury. Like, I’m for
gay marriage. It’s none of my business if gay people want to get
married. I’m pro-choice.

And I think these Christians —
first of all, they’re supposed to be — they’re not supposed to judge
other people, but they’re the most hypocritical judge of people we have
in this country. And it bugs the hell out of me that they act like
they’re Christians, and they’re not forgiving at all.

BLITZER: So you’re going to get a lot of feedback on this one, Charles.  

BARKLEY: They can’t do anything to me. I don’t work for them. 

BLITZER: So you feel comfortable saying all that?

BARKLEY: I feel very comfortable saying I’m pro-choice and I’m for gay marriage. Very comfortable. 

BLITZER: But you can’t lump all these conservatives as being fake. A
lot of them — obviously, most of them are very, very sincere in their
religious beliefs.

BARKLEY: Well, they should read the part of the
Bible where they’re not supposed to judge other people. They forget
that one when it doesn’t fit what they want to say.

BLITZER: All right, we’ve got to leave it there, Charles, thanks very much for joining us.

BARKLEY: Thank you for having me.

No thank you Mr. Barkley


6 thoughts on “Slam…Dunk

  1. I’m stunned! It is almost unheard of for a pro athlete to be a liberal in any respect, but especially on the social issues. I have always had a high respect for Barkley, but that respect is much higher now.

  2. Blitzer doin’ the “dance monkey dance” backpedal:
    A lot of them —obviously, most of them are very, very sincere in their religious beliefs.
    how tha fuck does Wolf know?

  3. A lot of them — obviously, most of them are very, very sincere in their religious beliefs.
    Yeah, Fred Friggin Phelps isvery, very sincere, too, and that doesn’t mean he’s not a complete and total whackadoodle who deserves to be shunned by polite (and impolite) company…

  4. Godwin’s Law Alert: Hitler was very sincere in his hatred of Jews.
    Sincerity is crap when it comes to unChristian beliefs.
    And I want to have Sir Charles’ baby. That’s some straight-talk there, bay-bee!/Dick Vitale

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