NBA legend Charles Barkley talks about the mistakes he’s made in life, and how his legacy would have his good and bad both
Before Charles Barkley, aka, Sir Charles, found himself a home on Inside the NBA, he was an accomplished basketball legend. The 6’6 forward has won all accolades a player can hope to win, all but a championship. Barkley was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006 for all his individual accomplishments in his career.
However, Sir Charles had his share of troubles and struggles as well. The forward has had his share of troubles with the law and on the court as well. There was an occasion where Sir Charles threw his opponent through a window. He once showed up to a game drunk, when a trade fell through. One of the more memorable ones is when Barkley spit on a girl in the stands.
Charles Barkley talks about how the good and the bad form his legacy
In a recent GQ interview, Scottie Pippen took a shot at Charles Barkley. He said Sir Charles wasn’t as tough as he appears. Barkley fired back at Pippen, saying the 6x Champion is trying very hard to compensate for ‘The Last Dance’.
Later, Barkley went on an introspective path and talked about how his legacy would be defined by both the good and the bad. He said,
“Well, you know, for me, Dan, I have to take the good and the bad when people talk about Charles Barkley. I don’t get to sugar-coat like everything I did stupid in my life, the spitting incident. The DUI. People get to bring that up. I don’t get to talk about how great I was at basketball without saying…when people say, “OK, yeah, but he did some stupid things.’ And that’s just the way it works. Like I got a DUI. I spit back in my day. Like I have to take the good with the bad.”
Here’s what Charles Barkley had to say in response to the comments made by Scottie Pippen… pic.twitter.com/rO5QdgV9i6
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Sir Charles is one of the best at being an on-air analyst, and hopefully, we keep seeing more of him in the time to come. While he has some bad things in his resume, they helped him shape up and become who he is today.