Charles Barkley once tried to cosplay as Superman when he was a kid and according to his mom, jumped off a roof with a towel around his neck.
Charles Barkley seems to be an individual that tends to gravitate towards doing things that would end up being great stories some time down the line. Chuck did everything from throwing a man out of a glass window on the first floor of a building, wrestling with Shaquille O’Neal on NBA hardwood, and even getting into it with the Angolan Olympics team in 1992.
His actions are representative of his demeanor, that being, quite outlandish. Charles Barkley has never been afraid to say anything that was hovering around in his mind. He most definitely acquired this trait from his mother, Charcey Glenn, who was also quite similar, except, would lay it onto people in a much nicer way than Barkley would.
When talking about a particular incident that took place when Chuck was a kid, Charcey Glenn admitted that the ‘Round Mound of Rebound’, inexplicably, jumped off a roof.
Charles Barkley says his most embarrassing moment was him jumping off a roof.
Quite nearly every single child, at some point in their childhood, has tried to cosplay as their favorite superhero. Whether it was Spiderman, Batman, the Flash, wearing makeshift costumes while trying to emulate their powers is just something kids did and still do. Charles Barkley however, took this to an extreme when dressing up as Superman.
He tied a towel around his neck, climbed to the top of a roof and jumped off of it, believing that he could fly just like the ‘Man of Steel’. Thankfully, Chuck only had a mild concussion due to the roof being no more than 20 feet high. His mom outlined the incident as one of the most embarrassing things that has happened to him.
“The most embarrassing things I probably remember was when he decided he wanted to play Superman. I don’t know how he got to the top but he tried to fly like him.”
Ironically enough, Charles Barkley’s superhero idol would later be adopted by Shaquille O’Neal, an on-court rival who later would turn into a great friend off the court, especially as they began co-hosting NBAonTNT together.