Charles Barkely took on an ESPN interview to speak on his fallout with Michael Jordan, a lost friendship that he truly feels sad for.
While mentioning that there’s a 20-plus-years of friendship between him MJ, Barkely said the following during ESPN’s Waddle and Silvy show:
“The guy was like a brother to me for, shoot, 20-something years,” Barkley said Tuesday on ESPN radio’s “Waddle and Silvy” show. “At least 20-something years.”
Like most basketball fans already know, Barkley confirms that his friendship with MJ was cut off back in 2012 when he criticized Jordan for being a bad owner for the Charlotte Hornets.
“I’m pretty sure I said, ‘As much as I love Michael, until he stops hiring them kiss-asses, and his best friends, he’s never going to be successful as a general manager,'” Barkley said during his interview.
The former Phoenix Suns superstar says that he felt like it was his duty as a broadcaster to be honest about Michael’s failures and even says he thought that’s why he and Jordan had such a good relationship to begin with.