Sports commentator Charles Barkley mocked actor Jussie Smollett during TNT’s half-time coverage of the Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers game on Thursday.
The former basketball star began by wondering about something he said has no chance of happening: "Two black guys beating a black guy up…"
"America, let me just tell you something,” Barkley said, mocking Smollett's payment of two Nigerian brothers. "Do not commit crimes with checks."
"Come on, man. If you’re gonna break the law, do not write a check. … Get cash, man!" Barkley added. "Do you think they put that on the receipt? Face mask, rope, bleach?"
"Jussie, you wasted all that damn time and money," Barkley joked. "You know what you shoulda did? Just went up to Liam Neeson’s neighborhood. You coulda solved all your damn problems."