Slay it ain’t so: Yappy Charles Barkley now talking murder

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Charles Barkley will say anything. I believe that’s the whole idea.

On Friday, Barkley said he would kill his former agent if he ever saw him again. He accused Lance Luchnick of stealing money from him in the 1980s.

“He’s a scumbag,’’ Barkley said on “The Dan Patrick Show.’’ “If I see him this day, I’d blow his damn brains out. I hate that SOB.”

You’re never quite sure if the TNT analyst and Hall of Famer always means what he says, which is why Patrick tried to save Barkley from himself.

“You don’t mean you would shoot him,’’ Patrick said.

“I would if I had a gun,’’ Barkley said. “I would beat his ass down like a dog. That’s the worst thing you can do for somebody, Dan, is steal from them. When you steal from somebody, you are saying to them, ‘I don’t respect how hard you worked for your money.’ When somebody steals from you, that’s what they’re saying.’’

There was a better way of getting across the depths of his dislike for Luchnick without mentioning murder, but that wouldn’t be Barkley. I came to the conclusion a long time ago that he’s the one person, in or out of sports, who can say anything on the air about any controversial subject – sex, race, drugs, etc. — and not get suspended or fired.

He seems hell-bent on proving me right.

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