Charles Barkley

Rips Jussie Smollett

‘Shoulda Just Went to Liam Neeson’s Neighborhood’

2/22/2019 6:03 AM PST

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Charles Barkley WENT OFF on Jussie Smollett on “Inside the NBA” on Thursday — saying if the actor really wanted to be a hate crime victim, he shoulda just gone to Liam Neeson‘s neighborhood. 

It’s just one of SEVERAL shots Barkley took at the “Empire” actor during the show — but it was definitely the strongest. 

Remember, Liam Neeson recently revealed that he once grabbed a weapon and went hunting for a “black bastard” in Northern Ireland after a friend of his claimed she was raped by a black man. 

People RIPPED Neeson for the comments — because it’s racist as hell — but now he’s become the punchline for Barkley’s Jussie Smollett jokes. 

“Jussie … you wasted all that damn time and money! You know what you shoulda did? Just went out into Liam Neeson’s neighborhood! Coulda solved all your damn problems.”

The guys also aired a fake $3,500 check — like the one Jussie supposedly gave to two brothers to beat him up. Barkley laughed wildly while that one aired.

There’s more … Charles addressed the viewers: 

“America, let me just tell you something. Do not commit crimes with checks! If you’re gonna break the law, do not write a check! Get cash man!!

That’s when Shaq finally stepped in and told Barkley to shut it down. 

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