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Charles Barkley is both loved and hated for his sometimes controversial statements. The NBA Hall of Famer and basketball analyst is never afraid to let his true feelings be known.
The "Round Mound of Rebound" sat down with CNBC on Thursday (July 18) and gave his opinion of the George Zimmernan acquittal.
“Well I agree with the verdict,” Barkley said. “I feel sorry that young kid got killed, but they didn’t have enough evidence to charge [Zimmerman]. Something clearly went wrong that night — clearly something went wrong — and I feel bad for anybody who loses a kid, but if you looked at the case and you don’t make it — there was some racial profiling, no question about it — but something happened that changed the dynamic of that night.”
Barkley added that he doesn't agree with the way the media covers racially charged events.
"I don't like when race gets out in the media because I don't think the media has a pure heart," he continued. "There are very few people that have a pure heart when it comes to race. Racism is wrong in any way, shape, form. There are a lot of black people who are racists too. I think sometimes when people talk about race they act like only white people are racists."
As many of you know by now George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder trial of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.