Charles Barkley was a guest on the Dan Le Batard Show with Stu Gotz on ESPN Radio this morning. The Hall of Famer and NBA analyst for TNT talked about his relationship with fellow legend Michael Jordan. Barkley says he loves Jordan like a brother, but they are not where they used to be. A picture recently made its way around the internet showing Barkley and Jordan looking friendly with one another. However, according to Barkley that was just the two men in the same place at the same time.
Barkley and Jordan were long time friends going back to their playing days have had an icy relationship in retirement. The fractured friendship, a result of critical comments made by Barkley about Jordan’s management of the then Bobcats.
As an analyst it is Barkley’s job to critique the current state of the NBA and that includes management and owners regardless of relationship. We all know how petty MJ can be and how he can hold a grudge. It is what fueled a legendary career and made him the GOAT. But, in the process it has ruined relationships for him.
Check out the video below from TMZ Sports.