Charles Barkley

  • Aired:  01/03/12
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Charles Barkley discusses the fashion challenges posed by weight loss and considers the cream of 2012's NBA crop. (6:23)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK, MY GUEST

TONIGHT, FORMER N.B.A. ALL STAR,

NOW AN ANALYST FOR T.N.T.'S

INSIDE THE N.B.A. AND THE FACE

OF THE NEW WHAT IT WATCHERS FOR

MEN CAMPAIGN, PLEASE WELCOME

BACK TO THE PROGRAM CHARLES

BARKLEY!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

VERY, VERY NICE TO SEE YOU

AGAIN, MY FRIEND.

HOW ARE YOU?

>> I'M DOING WONDERFUL, THANKS

FOR HAVING ME.

>> Jon: STOP IT.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

YOU'RE A MAN OF STYLE AND

DISTINCTION.

WHEN YOU LOSE THIS WEIGHT, YOUR

TAILOR, IS HE ON CALL?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN TERMS

OF... THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL SUIT

BUT IT IS VOLUMINOUS.

YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO READJUST

IT TO THE MORE VELDT AND

APPEALING CHARLES BARKLEY.

>> I'M PROBABLY GOING TO GIVE IT

AWAY.

BUT I'LL GET... LIKE, I HAVE TWO

WARDROBE, A SKINNY WARDROBE AND

A FAT WARDROBE.

(LAUGHTER)

THIS IS PART OF MY SKINNY

WARDROBE.

BUT I'M GOING TO LOSE SOME MORE

WEIGHT SO I'VE GOT TO GET

ANOTHER WARDROBE MADE WHEN I

KEEP LOSING WEIGHT.

>> Jon: GIVE ME THAT AND I

COULD MAKE FIVE SUITS FOR MYSELF

OUT OF THAT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> I TELL YOU WHAT, IT IS A

PROBLEM, THOUGH, BECAUSE RIGHT

NOW NONE OF MY CLOTHES ARE

FITTING BUT IT'S STUPID OF ME TO

GET NEW STUFF MADE UNTIL I GET

WHERE I'M GOING TO GET AT SOME

POINT.

>> Jon: TWO WORDS, I'M GOING

TO SAY THIS ADVICE FROM ME TO

YOU: MALE SPANX.

(LAUGHTER)

>> NO, NO, NO.

NO.

>> Jon: YOU'RE SAYING IT'S NOT

MANLY.

NOT AS... AS A PRO-ATHLETE YOU

FEEL LIKE...

>> IT'S NOT MANLY, NO, IT'S NOT.

>> Jon: I'M NOT... I DON'T

WEAR THEM.

(LAUGHTER)

>> BUT YOU'RE GOING TO RECOMMEND

THEM TO ME?

>> Jon: I'M HERE TO HELP YOU.

(LAUGHTER)

>> IT'S GOING TO TAKE ME A

WHILE.

>> I'M EXCITING THE BASKETBALL

IS BACK.

>> I AM, TOO, I WAS GETTING

BORED DOING NOTHING.

>> HOW LONG... WHEN YOU RETIRE

AND YOU RETIRE AND YOU THINK TO

YOURSELF I'M GOING TO PLAY GOLF,

I'M GOING TO ENJOY MYSELF, HOW

LONG DOES THAT ENJOYMENT LAST

BEFORE YOU THINK I'M GOING TO

TAKE THIS CLUB AND KILL

SOMEBODY?

>> THREE MONTHS.

>> Jon: THREE MONTHS?

>> THREE MONTHS.

BECAUSE GUYS ALWAYS WANT TO GIVE

ME ADVICE WHEN I'M GETTING READY

TO RETIRE.

YOU'VE GOT TO FIND SOMETHING TO

DO.

I SAID THE FIRST MONTH IS GREAT,

THE SECOND MONTH IS PRETTY GOOD.

THE THIRD MONTH YOU'RE LIKE IT'S

CAR POOLING AND SITTING AROUND

ALL DAY IS DOING NOTHING FOR ME.

IT'S LIKE THREE MONTHS AND YOU

GO CRAZY.

>> Jon: SO NOW YOU'RE BACK TO

WORK AND MUCH HAPPIER.

SHAQ IS YOUR PARTNER.

>> YEAH, WE HIRED SHAQ AND HE'S

DOING A GOOD JOB.

WE HAVE A LOT... YOU'VE MET SHAQ

BEFORE?

IS.

>> Jon: HAVE I MEAT SHAQ?

HE AND I SHARE SUITS.

(LAUGHTER)

>> WELL, SHAQ IS THE BIGGEST

PERSON IN THE WORLD.

>> Jon: GIGANTIC.

>> HE'S GIGANTIC BUT WE LOVE

HAVING HIM.

>> Jon: HE'S FUNNY.

>> REALLY FUNNY.

NICE GUY, TOO.

>> Jon: IN 1999, IF I REMEMBER

CORRECTLY, YOU THREW A

BASKETBALL AT SHAQ'S HEAD.

>> YES.

>> Jon: WHAT IS THE...

(LAUGHTER).

IF I MAY... AND NOT, LIKE, OH,

HAY, I HAVE AN IDEA FOR A GAME.

YOU WERE MAD.

WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF

LIMITATIONS FOR TWO GIGANTIC MEN

THROWING A BALL AT EACH OTHER'S

HEAD.

LIKE, IN THE... DO YOU HAVE

A-TO-DISCUSS THAT BEFORE YOU SIT

TOGETHER?

HAD YOU DISCUSSED IT PRIOR LIKE,

HEY, MAN, SORRY I ALMOST KILLED

YOU WITH THAT BALL?

>> IT WAS OVER THAT NIGHT.

I'M A FIRM BELIEVER... LIKE

SOMETIMES THINGS DO HAPPEN IN

THE GAME.

I'M A FIRM BELIEVER ONCE THE

GAME IS OVER IT'S SQUASHED.

>> Jon: THE BEEP IS GONE.

>> THE BEEP IS GONE.

SOMETIMES IN THE HEAT OF THE

MOMENT THINGS DO HAPPEN.

BUT I THINK ONCE THE GAME IS

OVER, THE BEEP IS OVER.

>> Jon: THIS IS WHAT I LIKE.

IN HOCKEY THEY HAVE A

TRADITION-- AND IT'S PROBABLY

THE MOST VIOLENT SPORTS THAT

THEY FIGHT EACH OTHER FOR TWO

MINUTES BUT AT THE END OF THE

GAME THEY DO THAT LITTLE SKATE

AND THEY ALL SHAKE EACH

OTHER'S...

>> Jon: WEOTHER'S...

>> WE CAN'T DO THAT BECAUSE

WE'RE BROTHERS AND WE DON'T KNOW

HOW TO SKATE.

(LAUGHTER)

SO WE DON'T DO THAT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> I WASN'T... JUST TO CLARIFY

THE IDEA IN SOME RESPECTS, I WAS

NOT SUGGESTING THAT AFTER A

BASKETBALL GAME...

(LAUGHTER).

... YOU THEN TAKE THE BASKETBALL

COURT UP, REPLACE IT WITH ICE.

EVERYBODY WAITS AROUND FOR

HOWEVER LONG THAT TAKES AND THEN

YOU SKATE BUT I APPRECIATE YOU

BEING HONEST ABOUT YOUR

LIMITATIONS.

I'M A JEW, I CAN'T DUNK.

SO WE ALL HAVE... WE ALL HAVE

OUR LIMITATIONS.

>> WELL... I PLAYED WITH DANNY

SHEAS.

>> Jon: DANNY SHEAS COULDN'T

DUNK.

DO YOU BELIEVE DANNY CHAISE

COULD DUNK?

THAT WAS AN OPTICAL ILLUSION.

HE COULD LIFT HIS ARM UP AND

MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE WAS DUNKING

BUT IF YOU LOOKED, NO GAP

BETWEEN HIS SHOES AND THE FLOOR.

(LAUGHTER)

IT'S VERY SAD.

WHO'S GOING TO BE THE BEST TEAM

THIS YEAR?

WHO ARE YOU LIKING?

>> THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

I'M NOT... THE TWO BEST TEAMS

RIGHT NOW TO ME ARE CHICAGO AND

MIAMI.

(APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: SO IN YOUR MIND, THE

NICKS.

YOU FEEL LIKE THE NICKS?

(LAUGHTER)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> I REALLY THINK IT'S SOMETHING

IN THE WATER IN NEW YORK.

BECAUSE THE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK

HAVE SUCH AN INFLATED EGO WHEN

IT COMES TO THEIR TEAM.

(BOOS).

>> Jon: IT'S NOT EGO.

IT'S NOT EGO.

HE CAN SERIOUSLY KICK ALL YOUR

ASSES.

IT'S NOT EGO.

IT'S DESPERATION.

WE HAVE NOT WON A BASKETBALL

CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE COLLIDE

FRAZIER AND EARL MONROE AND WE

CAME SO CLOSE AGAINST THE

ROCKETS.

REMEMBER THE GAME WHEN JOHN

STARKS SHOT 1 FOR 88.

>> Jon: .

>> ANOTHER YEAR AIN'T GONNA HURT

YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT GONNA WIN

IT THIS YEAR.

>> Jon: A LOT OF PEOPLE IN

THAT SITUATION MIGHT BREAK THAT

NEWS MAYBE MORE GENTLY.

(LAUGHTER)

MIGHT SAY THAT WITH A LITTLE BIT

MORE COMPASSION LIKE, HEY, MAN,

I CARE ABOUT YOU BUT, YOU KNOW,

YOU MAY HAVE TO STEEL YOURSELF

WITH SOME RESOLVE.

>> YOU KNOW, I GOT LOVE FOR YOU

AND I... THE NICKS ARE ALL RIGHT

BUT THEY'RE NOT GONNA WIN

ANYTHING.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: NICE TRY.

ALL RIGHT, WELL YOU STILL LOOK

NICE.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> Jon: CHARLES, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR COMING BY.

WILL YOU COME BY AGAIN AND SEE

US SOON?

>> ANY TIME.

>> Jon: THANK YOU, MY FRIEND,

CHARLES BARKLEY, EVERYBODY.

(CHEERS AND

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