Magic Johnson once appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and revealed that the Dream Team went together to watch a Mike Tyson bout. However, Charles Barkley didn't get to watch a single second of the fight for a generous reason.
"The greatest moment happened when we went to a Tyson fight," Johnson recalled. "Most of the Dream Team were all there together. And Charles Barkley stood up and said, 'Okay, I'm gonna get drinks for everybody.' So, he took everybody's order. Well, the bell rang as he got in the hallway to order the drinks. And Mike went and knocked him out in 20 seconds. Charles Barkley comes back with all the drinks, and he said, 'What happened?' And we said, 'The fight's over.' He threw the drinks in the air. He stormed off."
Missing out on a Tyson knockout punch
While it was surely a hilarious story for the rest of the U.S. Olympic basketball squad, Barkley must have been seething as he not only missed the knockout punch but also wasted his money on those drinks.
At the time, "Iron Mike" was one of the most electrifying boxers in the world, becoming known for his power that can send opponents down to the canvas in even the first round.
So it's kinda' on Sir Charles for missing the fight. Everyone knew most people didn't make it to round 2 when they were facing Mike Tyson.
No shortage of funny anecdotes
With the Hall of Famer, there is no shortage of amusing stories. His friends and colleagues have kept on coming with Barkley anecdotes that elicit laughter from listeners.
Until now, Chuck has been a sought-after analyst for his insights and ability to entertain the audience, along with his co-hosts.
In fact, he recently signed a 10-year contract to stay with his current network, signaling how wanted Barkley still is in the NBA world.