NBA legend Charles Barkley reacts to Texas school shooting: “I never want to go numb”

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the Texas elementary school shooting which took the lives of at least 19 children and two teachers on Tuesday prompted many in the sports world to talk.

One such sporting figure was Charles Barkley, an analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA”.

“This stuff man … I never want to go numb,” Barkley said on the TNT pre-match show before. Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

“You send them [kids] at school. You never thought something bad would happen when you sent your kids to school, “Barkley continued.” But you go back to Sandy Hook, and now it’s happening years later. It is truly heartbreaking. And my thoughts are with all those parents out there and grandparents, why are you sending your kids to school, they should be safe. “

Retired NBA player Charles Barkley speaks as Fall Out Boy takes the stage at the American Express All-Star Live at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 12, 2015 in New York City.

Retired NBA player Charles Barkley speaks as Fall Out Boy takes the stage at the American Express All-Star Live at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 12, 2015 in New York City.
(Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images for American Express)

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The attack occurred on Tuesday at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas when an 18-year-old gunman entered the school and opened fire. According to officials, the gunman was shot dead inside the school.

Law enforcement personnel find themselves outside Robb Elementary School after a shooting on Tuesday May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.

Law enforcement personnel find themselves outside Robb Elementary School after a shooting on Tuesday May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.
(Photo AP / Dario Lopez-Mills)

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“It’s just a sad day for our country,” Barkley added.

Before the episode of Race 4 between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr he told reporters at his pre-game press conference that he would not discuss basketball.

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“I’m not going to talk about basketball,” Kerr said. “Nothing has happened with our team in the last six hours. We will start the same way tonight. Any questions about basketball don’t matter.

“Since we left the shooting, 14 children have been killed 400 miles from here. And a teacher,” Kerr continued. “And for the past 10 days, we have had black seniors killed in a supermarket in Buffalo. We have had Asian faithful killed in Southern California and now we have children killed in school.”

STEVE KERR GETS EXCITED WHEN MASS SHOOTING IS DISCUSSED AT TEXAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

A clearly emotional Kerr then began shouting and beating the podium as he urged politicians to take action.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr delivers a moment of silence for victims of mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas ahead of Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center May 24, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.
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“When do we do something ?!” Kerr shouted. “I’m so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families out there … I’m tired of the moments of silence. Enough!”

There are 50 senators right now who refuse to vote on HR-8 [Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021], which is a background check rule that the House passed a couple of years ago. He’s been there for two years, “Kerr said.” There’s a reason they won’t vote for him, to keep power. “

The American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericksheld a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting before the start of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

David Aaro of Fox News contributed to this report.

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