Almost everyone in the sports world with a large enough platform has weighed in on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest during the national anthem.
Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley is the latest to weigh in on the hottest topic in sports. He is actually asking more from those who have joined Kaepernick in solidarity.
“… My concern is with what they’re going to do next,” Barkley said, according to Uproxx. “You have to give money, time and effort to the black community. Kneeling or holding up a fist, that’s a statement but there’s something that comes after that.”
Kaepernick has pledged to give his first $1 million to people affected by police brutality. Other athletes have used their platforms and earnings to do something similar.
Several NBA players have spoken out about police brutality. Most recently, Cavs star LeBron James told reporters he feared for the life of his oldest son.
The NBA season starts October 25, which TNT will carry, featuring the Cavs and Warriors in a finals rematch.