There’s no doubt Charles Barkley makes for can’t-miss TV—sports TV, that is. But on most other issues (race in particular), he’s a bloviating hot mess. “His honest and refreshing approach to discussing basketball doesn’t lend well to real-life shit—especially when his takes actively work against the people he swears he’s trying to help,” writes Alex Gray. But TNT just greenlit a show premised on Barkley examining “hot-button issues, with an emphasis on America’s racial divide.”
Read why Gray believes there couldn’t be a person less equipped to have such a sensitive conversation here.