Charles Barkley tells a funny story about washing NBA uniforms: ‘It’s easier to do it this way’
Charles Barkley is still a riot.
Barkley was on trial with Greg Gumbel, Clark Kellogg, and Kenny Smith on CBS/Turner NCAA Tournament Coverage on Friday and Sir Charles Legendary stormed aside About how he used to wash his NBA uniforms in the shower.
The tale began when Barkley, 60, threw a bone at the equipment managers.
“Shout out to all the coaches, the guys in all the uniforms,” Barkley said.
“To clean these uniforms and everything—I’m so old, we used to shower in uniforms.”
Kenny Smith interrupted: “Time’s up. There’s no era where you’ve done this. You’re making this up. There’s no way you were supposed to wash your uniform. You’re making this up. No one in their right mind would have done that.”
Barkley insisted this was true.
“When I first got to the NBA, we were on a commercial trip,” said Barkley, who was ranked fifth overall by the 76ers in 1984.
So when you played the night before, and flew the next morning, when exactly were you going to clean your uniform? You had to wash your uniform yourself.
“So, after the game, when you got to your room, you showered, dried your uniform, and dropped it off on the commercial plane the next day.”
Clark Kellogg weighed in on that, saying, “You can clean your uniform without showering in it.”
Smith backed up Kellogg, telling Barkley that “there’s no need to have him onto clean it up.
However, Barclay, from The Post She previously reported that she’s considering the CNN showshe continued.
No, but it’s easier to do it this way, he said.
Based on Barclay’s insistence, it seems reasonable to conclude that he was not making this story up.
It’s hard to think of a day in the NBA where players traveled on business and were responsible for cleaning their own uniforms, but it seems like it wasn’t all that long ago.