Charles Barkley reveals he hasn’t spoke to Michael Jordan in ‘virtually 10 years’ over crucial remarks

Charles Barkley opened up earlier this week on his relationship with Michael Jordan and revealed the 2 haven’t spoken in about 10 years.

Barkley appeared on Monday’s episode of the “Let’s Go!” podcast and talked to Tom Brady and Jim Grey about his broadcasting profession and revealed a crucial comment concerning the Chicago Bulls legend led to the severed relationship between the Basketball Corridor of Famers.

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Charles Barkley attends HBO Premiere For 4-Half Documentary “SHAQ” at Illuminarium on Nov. 14, 2022 in Atlanta.
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Barkley mentioned when he first entered the media panorama, he wished everybody to love him. He mentioned among the best items of recommendation he obtained got here from Julius Erving, who informed him that Barkley had to choose – both be trustworthy in what you say or attempt to get everybody to love you. Barkley mentioned he selected the latter and his broadcasting profession has skyrocketed ever since.

Brady requested whether or not there had been any ramifications for that.

“I believe most likely, me and Michael [Jordan] had been greatest mates, that is most likely probably the most distinguished factor,” Barkley mentioned. “Michael Jordan, shedding his friendship was most likely probably the most distinguished factor that is occurred to me.

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Basketball stars Michael Jordan, left, and Charles Barkley wait to tee off from the 14th tee during the Pro-Am match of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

Basketball stars Michael Jordan, left, and Charles Barkley wait to tee off from the 14th tee throughout the Professional-Am match of the Bob Hope Chrysler Basic.
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“However I used to be being trustworthy about what I assumed. I mentioned, ‘Hear, the hardest factor about Michael, he is obtained to place higher individuals round him.’ As a result of the hardest factor, if you’re well-known, they’re in your non-public jet, you are shopping for all of the drinks, you are shopping for all of the dinners. Only a few individuals are gonna be trustworthy with you. And I attempt to encompass myself with individuals like, hey, if I am screwing up, please inform me. And Michael obtained offended about one thing I mentioned about him. And we’ve not spoken in most likely virtually 10 years. And he was my greatest good friend on the time. And I like the dude like a brother and we’re each cussed and we’ve not talked.”

Barkley referred to remarks he made in 2012 when he mentioned Jordan had not executed an incredible job as an NBA government, pointing to his time with the Washington Wizards and later the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets.

Jordan isn’t precisely identified for burying hatchets.

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan, #23, and Phoenix Suns player Charles Barkley faced off during the 1993 NBA Finals in Phoenix in June 1993.

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan, #23, and Phoenix Suns participant Charles Barkley confronted off throughout the 1993 NBA Finals in Phoenix in June 1993.
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