“I’d Put Charles Barkley On the Bag”: When Stephen Curry Joked About Making TNT Analyst His Caddie For Talking Smack

Amulya Shekhar
|Published 21/01/2023

Stephen Curry once joked about making Charles Barkley his caddie and making him do rounds with bricks on his golfcart.

Charles Barkley has been perhaps the most entertaining personality on sports television ever since his retirement from basketball. Nights with him on TNT never seem to have dull moments as he’s always got something funny to say.

He’s gotten so good at his job that new sports fans can tend to overlook his amazing playing career. Barkley won MVP honors in 1993 with the Phoenix Suns and led them to the NBA Finals that year.

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Charles Barkley wasn’t quite enamored with the Golden State Warriors when they first broke out as championship contenders. He’d often downplay their dominance and put forth takes about jump-shooting teams not being good playoff teams.

However, as the years passed and KD joined them, Barkley was forced to change his tune. Their dominance was simply too good for Barkley to point out flaws.

Stephen Curry joked about making Charles Barkley his caddie

After winning his second championship alongside Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry was on quite the high. He took that opportunity to mess around with Barkley.

In an interview during the 2017 offseason, Steph was asked a peculiar question involving Aaron Rodgers, Justin Timberlake and Sir Charles. He responded thus:

“I would put Chuck on the bag. He’s talked a lot of smack about me and the Warriors in years. So I would load up my bag with some bricks pre-round and definitely put him through that torture for four hours.”

“No, it’s all TV. He’s a great personality and knows how to get a headline. And sometimes you don’t know if he’s being real or not. But every time I seen him off the grid, he’s been great to my family, to me as well.”

“So I take everything he says, literally everything he says, with a grain of salt. But he’s a legend. And it’s great for the game, obviously, with how much basketball is talked about and the hot takes that are flying around from day to day.”

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Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar is a sports junkie who thrives on the thrills and frills of live sports action across basketball, football (the American variant works too), parkour, adventure sports. He believes sports connect us to our best selves, and he hopes to help people experience sports more holistically.

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