You can call Charles Barkley a lot of things, but one thing you can’t call him is dishonest.
Barkley has been honest his whole life, even if it was detrimental.
Recently Barkley made it known that his close friend and confidant Michael Jordan has not gotten it done as an NBA owner.
Barkley was on ESPN Chicago’s Waddle and Silvy recently and said Jordan gave him the business via a phone conversation regarding the matter.
“I thought my name was S.O.B and M.F., like damn, I couldn’t even say anything. I said, ‘Dude I can’t get on the radio and tell people you been doin’ a good job.’”
“He’s relying on our friendship and I said, ‘Dude, I love you, you one of my best friends, period. You been there for me, I been there for you but.’ I think he got mad; he surrounded himself with people. One of the really difficult things about being famous, all your friends, you’re paying all the bills, they’re flying around on your private jet, very few of your friends are ever gonna disagree with you. And I think that’s the thing he got most mad about, ’cause I mean his record speaks for itself and I wanna see Michael do well, but I think that was actually an example when he thinks you’re supposed to be with him no matter what. But dude, you gotta get better people to wear on you if you’re gonna be successful. … You gotta have friends around you who [are] not afraid to say, ‘Oh that guy can’t play.’ And we’re cool now.”
Appreciate the honesty Charles.