Charles Barkley Clowns on Jussie Smollett: ‘He Shoulda Just Went Out in Liam Neeson’s Neighborhood!’

Charles Barkley couldn’t stop cracking jokes at Jussie Smollett‘s expense, even looping in Liam Neeson.

The “Inside the NBA” host clearly followed the events that transpired on Thursday involving the “Empire” star, including his arrest, police press conference, bail hearing, and release.

As the show went to commercial, Barkley (who couldn’t stop laughing at the story) joked that Jussie Smollett should have gone Neeson’s neighborhood and it “would have solved all your damn problems!”

Barkley (who apparently is an avid reader of pop culture news) is, of course, referring to the recent scandal where Neeson admitted to wanting to kill a random black person because of the anger he felt after the rape of a friend.

The NBA great couldn’t let it go, joking later in the show, “America, let me just tell you something, do not commit crimes with checks … If you’re going to break the law, do not write a check. Get cash, man!”

Wiser words have never been spoken.