In 2015, Charles Barkley channeled his inner Grinch and revealed why Christmas wasn’t fun for him, and just a big waste of money.
Christmas is one of the most popular holidays in the world. In the NBA, too, the joyous occasion is widely appreciated by players, coaches, staff and fans. For some enthusiasts and gamers, Christmas Day games are one of the most entertaining and one they will remember forever. However, Charles barkley is one of those unique personalities who is not a big fan of the festivities.
Former NBA legend and current analyst Sir Charles is a personality who doesn’t hesitate to say his heart out. Back in 2015 on an appearance on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike”Radio show, Chuck expressed his dislike of the festival. Barkley “The Grinch” said:
“Dude, you know, Christmas isn’t much fun for me. It’s just a big waste of money. When you’re black and rich, everyone thinks he’s part of your family. Everybody is a parent. Everyone wants a really nice gift. It’s like your family, one year you buy them a house, the next year you buy them a car, the next year you buy them a sweater. They look at you like, ‘Do you only have a sweater?’ They always want the giveaways to escalate, so you can never get them a sweater if you bought them a house the year before because they’re pissed off.
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Charles Barkley gives his two cents to Santa
After loathing Christmas, Charles went on to give his opinion on Santa Claus. The round mound of the rebound said:
“I’m not a big fan of Christmas. I firmly believe that Santa Claus should only bring gifts to children. I think Santa Claus should bring presents for everyone until they get out of high school, and then that’s it. This is my personal opinion.
“Santa Claus cleaned me up today… it’s the last time I celebrate Christmas, I’m canceling it next year.” – Charles Barkley
– History of the NBA (@NBAHistory) December 25, 2021
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In less than 12 hours, the Christmas Day games will begin with the Knicks hosting the Hawks. With highly anticipated clashes like the Warriors-Suns, Bucks-Celtics, and Lakers-Nets, this is the NBA’s gift to all of its fans. And I hope Sir Charles is enjoying his day too.