Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley says that the Final Four should not be held in Indiana.

In a statement given to USA Today, Barkley responded to passage of a bill in Indiana which critics say absent LGBT protections would allow businesses to discriminate against gay men and lesbians based on religious beliefs.

“Discrimination in any form is unacceptable to me,” Barkley said. “As long as anti-gay legislation exists in any state, I strongly believe big events such as the Final Four and Super Bowl should not be held in those states' cities.”

Indianapolis plays host to the NCAA men's basketball Final Four tournament, which gets underway Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, now a commentator for Yahoo Sports, tweeted: “Is it going to be legal for someone to discriminate against me & others when we come to the #FinalFour?”

NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement he is “especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees.”

“Moving forward, we intend to closely examine the implications of this bill and how it might affect future events as well as our workforce,” he added.

During an appearance Sunday on ABC's This Week, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence refused to say whether discrimination against gays should be legal.