Charles Barkley says he has been offered $3 million to tweet
You couldn’t pay Charles Barkley enough money to start using Twitter — literally.
In an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show” this week, Barkley shared some of his thoughts on social media. As you might expect, he hates the idea. The surprising part is that Sir Charles hates it so much he supposedly turned down $3 million.
“I’ve been offered as much as $3 million to do tweets,” Barkley said. “I said, ‘Y’all can’t pay me enough money to tweet.’ I’ve been offered millions of dollars to do talk radio and I said, ‘Y’all can’t pay me enough to talk to these fools.’ I will never tweet, I will never do Instagram or any type of social media.
“There are some evil people who sit behind a computer and feel like they can say anything to anybody. The media has given them that type of power.”
Here’s the audio of Barkley making his comments:
Ironically, Barkley used examples of “fools” sharing their opinions on what guys like LeBron James and Kevin Durant do with their lives. Given what Barkley said about Durant signing with the Warriors, that seems a bit hypocritical.
Imagine the buzz Barkley could create if he actually did start tweeting? That would be awesome.