WATCH: Charles Barkley Roasts Jussie Smollett Better Than Anyone

During the halftime show of Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers on TNT, Charles Barkley veered off the path as him and he often does.

The reason Barkley, Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson and Shaq weren't talking about much NBA is because they were talking about Jussie Smollett. The Chicago Police Department said Smollett wrote a check to the two men he hired for the fake attack. Barkley had some advice for anyone looking to break the law:

Even your most inexperienced criminals should know this, but just in case they don't, Chuck was willing to fill them in.

But he wasn't done. Here's another gem by the former NBA superstar:

After that Barkley had one last parting shot for Jussie. This one came in the form of some friendly advice:

While Barkley is making light of the situation, Jussie probably wishes he had taken some of Barkley's advice. He was charged with a felony on Thursday and he is going to pay dearly for his poorly planned and desperate attempt to make Trump supporters look bad. Now he's just the latest hate crime hoax to be exposed.