Why Michael Jordan Actually Ended His Friendship With Charles Barkley

In a brand new interview with CBS 60 Minutes, Charles Barkley opened up about his years-long feud with Michael Jordan, revealing that they fell out over one thing he stated concerning the Charlotte Hornets and its house owners in 2012. “Michael disagreed with one thing I stated, and he broke off the friendship,” Barkley defined. “And what I stated, I feel that he haven’t got sufficient individuals round him which can be gonna inform him, ‘No.’ And he obtained actually offended, and we have not spoken.” However whereas Barkley’s feedback might need price him his friendship with Jordan, the previous NBA star is just not deterred from talking his thoughts throughout sports activities evaluation. “I am gonna do my job as a result of I’ve zero credibility if I criticize different individuals in the identical boat and never criticize my greatest pal,” he added. When requested if there may be any room for future reconciliation, Barkley insists Jordan must make the transfer.

The 2-time Olympic gold medalist had, in a earlier interview, detailed his final dialog with Jordan earlier than their feud kicked off. “He went ballistic,” Barkley stated throughout an look on the “All The Smoke” podcast. “He referred to as me and the very last thing I heard was ‘Motherf***er, f*** you. You are speculated to be my boy.’ I stated ‘Man, I gotta do my job.’ And we’ve not spoken since that night time.”