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Draymond Green, Charles Barkley team up on new TV show 'The Arena'

Draymond Green, Charles Barkley team up on new TV show 'The Arena'

Draymond Green and Charles Barkley are about to be on the same team.

The Warriors forward and Basketball Hall of Famer will be part of a panel on TNT's new show "The Arena," which will debut July 20.

Green and Barkley -- who have attacked each other publicly over the years -- will be joined by host Cari Champion and 2006 NBA Finals MVP, Dwyane Wade.

"The cinematic features will examine the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter, systemic racial injustices and the changing landscape of society since the NBA postponed play through the point of view of players, NBA teams, their fans and communities," per a press release. "The five-part series will also include contributions from leading voices in sports and entertainment, such as renowned journalist Jemele Hill, rapper and activist Killer Mike, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Lesley Chilcott, among others."

Some very serious conversations will be had, so it'll be interesting to see if Green and Barkley address and/or laugh at their past beef.

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It's possible they avoid it altogether and solely focus on the much more important topics at hand.

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Steph Curry addresses 'subtle racism' well-spoken Black men face

Steph Curry addresses 'subtle racism' well-spoken Black men face

Programming Note: “Race and Sports in America: Conversations” airs Monday at 5 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area.

The push for racial and social equality is a mission that's close to Steph Curry's heart. The Warriors star doesn't just talk the talk. He walks the walk, using his platform to help push the country to a better place.

Curry's status as one of the NBA's best players has opened many doors for him. However, Curry's status has not left him exempt from the racism and prejudice of society. Curry and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley discussed the "subtle racism" that well-spoken, successful Black men face when they are viewed as "anomalies."

"I think one thing you said, too, is the preconceived notions of how they view rich, successful Black people as anomalies and our intelligence and our well spokenness, that's always the first thing you hear," Curry said as part of NBC Sports' "Race and Sports in America: Conversations" which will air Monday at 5 p.m. PT. "If somebody knows how to be articulate if they know how to ... come into a room ‑‑ that's the subtle racism and prejudice that kind of starts to add on itself. 

"And if another White person hears that comment, they're going to think the same thing. And it's not going to trickle down to anybody else, and be able to create opportunities for somebody else to get that in that room and prove their value, prove their worth. It's just shifting perspectives and, again, holding everybody accountable whether it's a private conversation, whether it's a tweet, whether it's a video.  Whatever it is, to do the right thing, no pun intended, but to see everybody as equal and that's all we're asking for."

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To Barkley, he knows there's a difference between the way rich Black people are treated by society and how poor Black people are treated. But he wants to find a way to give poor Black people and poor White people a way to achieve economic success that can open doors for them.

"The notion that rich and famous Black people are treated like regular Black people, that's not right," Barkley said. "We get treated great.  But I always worry about how we treat poor Black people.

"And that's the disadvantage that us four ‑‑ we're at a disadvantage because White people treat us great," Barkley said of he, Curry, Jimmie Rollins and Ozzie Smith. "And, like I say, I'm not worried about how they treat us because it really comes down to economics, too, at some point, because rich Black people aren't treated like poor Black people.  And that's the thing we've got to really engage conversation. How can we get more Black people and poor White people also, but they're in the same boat, give them economic opportunity? 

"That's what America's really got to grapple with."

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America has a long way to go to fulfill its promise as a country. There's reason to be positive that change can come, and America can become a better, more equal nation.

Curry is committed to helping make that a reality, no matter how long it takes.

Watch Charles Barkley whiff on knowing Corey Brewer signed with Kings

Watch Charles Barkley whiff on knowing Corey Brewer signed with Kings

Charles Barkley is an NBA analyst by trade, but apparently the job description doesn't include knowing which team every player is competing with.

The "NBA on TNT" crew put Barkley to the test on Thursday, and he seemed to have no idea veteran Corey Brewer will be playing with the Kings during the NBA's Orlando restart, getting underway in a few weeks.

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It wasn't just the Kings, as Barkley only managed to get one out of the five players posed by his fellow analysts.

Even Shaquille O'Neal's lucrative cash offer couldn't help Barkley rack his brain.

Brewer spent all of the 2019-20 season as a free agent after finishing last season in Sacramento, but joined the Kings' roster on June 23 as the team vies for a playoff spot in the Florida bubble.

We'll be seeing a lot more of these guys on our televisions now that the NBA season is returning, and with it plenty of hilarious moments like this one with Barkley and Shaq.