On Thursday afternoon Vice President Mike Pence voiced his opinion on the NBA’s Hong Kong and China situation.  He blasted the league and its players for “siding with the Chinese Communist Party and silencing free speech.”

TNT “Inside the NBA” analyst, Charles Barkley, responded to the Vice President’s comment during the pregame show.  He fired back with a strong response of his own, by saying Pence needs to “shut the hell up.”

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