Charles Barkley says a lot of stuff. Some of it makes sense, some of it not-so-much. Some of my favorite Barkley quotes include:
- “I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I’d work for the Klan.”
- “If you go out with a girl and they say she has a great personality, she’s ugly. If they tell you a guy works hard, he can’t play a lick. Same thing.”
- Asked if he had ever been in the governor’s office in Montgomery, Barkley said no. “They don’t let many black people in the governor’s mansion in Alabama,” he said, “unless they’re cleaning.”
- And after an Olympic Dream Team victory over Angola, in which they won 116-48, he got into a scrap with a member of Angola’s team towards the end of the game, afterwards he said, “Somebody hits me, I’m going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn’t eaten in a couple weeks. I thought he was going to pull a spear on me.”
Recently he referred to the “big ol’ women” in San Antonio, adding the city is where “Victoria is definitely a secret,” and being a “gold mine for weight-watchers.” In classic form, he refused to apologize as well. So after crapping on lady San Antonians, the rather chesticular girlfriend of robot Spurs star Tim Duncan’s — Vanessa Macias — decided to make a statement about it and showed up to a home game wearing a t-shirt reading “Barkley Don’t Know.” Apparently now Duncan and Macias decided to up the ante for charity vs. Barkley and are trying to raise $5,000 in “Barkley Don’t Know” t-shirts through TFund with all proceeds will go to Make-a-Wish South & Central Texas. So if you care to support a good cause and tell Barkley that the ladies of San Antonio are fine lookers, you’re welcome to visit TFund and help a sista out.