In an episode of “Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace?” that began streaming Friday on Max, CNN’s Wallace asked Barkley for his thoughts on an election showdown featuring the Democratic incumbent and the four-times-indicted Republican front-runner.
“I don’t feel good about a rematch,” Barkley said. “Number one, I don’t think President Trump represents a statesman, civility, things like that. And I think President Biden is too old. I don’t feel really good about either one of them. ”
Wallace mentioned that Barkley once pondered a run for governor of Alabama as a Republican and later became a Democrat. Barkley shared that he now considers himself an independent, saying he was disillusioned with both parties.
“I don’t think either one of these parties are really concerned about people,” he said, per Mediaite.
This week, the Hall of Famer confronted NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on the air about the league’s domestic abuse issues.
But he’s always up for talking hoops.
Barkley told Wallace that Michael Jordan is the best player ever (despite their feud) and that the most passionate fans are in New York, Philadelphia and Boston.
The team in the latter city, the Celtics, will win the NBA title, he predicted.