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Charles Barkley once played completely drunk in an NBA game

Charles Barkley explains what happened when he ended up playing completely drunk after he found out his trade to the Lakers was canceled
Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley

In an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Charles Barkley said he once played in an NBA game drunk and doesn't remember what happened. In a shocking reveal by Barkley, one may think it's a miracle he even got on the court in the first place.

Barkley got the word he was going to play for the Lakers

Barkley could not remember the exact year, but sometime in the late 1980s, if memory serves him well when his agent told him he was on his way to Los Angeles.

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"I get a call from my agent one morning, and he says, 'I think we've got a deal, you're going to the Lakers,'" Barkley recounted. "… I was so excited, so me and my boys went out to celebrate. We started getting drunk in the middle of the day."

He also played hungover many times

Barkley said he doesn't remember anything from that night's game. Due to his unhappiness with the Sixers organization that failed to surround him with a solid supporting cast for a championship run, Barkley was looking at the first suitable option for another team to leave. When the news broke out it might be the Lakers, it was one of the happiest moments in his life at the time.

The main problem occurred about 3 hours into the booze session when Chuck's agent called back and said the deal was off, and he needed to be ready to play for Philly that exact same night. Barkley also said it was the only time he ever played drunk -- but he played hungover many times in his HOF career. 

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