Recently, NBA legend Charles Barkley sounded off on Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s homeland, otherwise known as San Francisco, given the state in which the once-great city has descended in recent years.
The context for Barkley’s comments includes the recent game between the Mavericks and Golden State Warriors, wherein the Mavericks won by 119-109.
However, Game 4 of the playoff had been interrupted by a torrential downpour that leaked through the roof of the American Airlines Center, which prompted Barkley’s humorous remarks.
“You know the bad thing about all his rain?” Barkley joked, “it’s not raining in San Francisco to clean off those dirty a** streets.”
The NBA legend pointed out the issues that have long plagued the city, which has been run almost exclusively by Democrats for decades.
“It’s a great city,” Barkley acknowledged, likely in reference to its culture, history, and industry, alongside the scenic setting on the coast.
“But all that dirtiness and homelessness,” Barkley mused, reflecting upon the realities of San Francisco.
“Ya’ll gotta clean that off the streets,” Barkley urged, “San Francisco needs a good washing.”
Some of Barkley’s broadcast peers tried to defend the city, despite its precipitous decline over the past several decades.
Some of the best “defenses” came from individuals who claimed that San Francisco now offers a map to show individuals where to avoid streets that haven’t been turned into effective toilets.
Barkley allowed that the Chase Center in San Francisco is “beautiful,” but the streets laden with human waste are not.
“[The Chase Center is] the good part of San Francisco,” Barkley remarked, “Unfortunately TNT put us in the bad part.”
In general, Barkley and his crew reside in Nob Hill, which, like many upscale neighborhoods in San Francisco, is not far at all from areas of the city that have deteriorated.