Charles Barkley jabs at Bill Laimbeer decades later about ‘The Last Dance'


If you're a basketball fan in Philadelphia, you desperately miss the Sixers making a playoff run right about now. But you're also enjoying the heck out of ESPN's look at Michael Jordan and the late 1990s Chicago Bulls that has been the wonderful "The Last Dance."

There's been plenty of buzz about the first four installments of the 10-part series that have already aired, from Dennis Rodman's vacation in Las Vegas to Isiah Thomas getting left off the Dream Team.

You know who else has been enjoying "The Last Dance?" Sir Charles.

Barkley joined Dan Patrick on Tuesday to talk about a lot of what we've seen so far, and listening to Chuck talk about M.J. and those glory days is quite the trip.

One of my favorite things about Chuck is his willingness to tell it like it is, even when he has no clue what he's talking about. Patrick pushed Charles on Jordan finally letting the documentary happen coinciding with LeBron James winning a title in Cleveland.

"How the hell am I gonna know that?!?" Barkley screams. It's great. "If that was his goal, we are reminded of his greatness."

Barkley was asked about the Detroit Pistons "Bad Boys" teams and shared some pointed thoughts.

"Only two guys on that team could fight," Barkley said. "Isiah and Joe Dumars. Rodman couldn't fight. [John] Salley couldn't fight. [Rick] Mahorn couldn't fight. [Bill] Laimbeer couldn't fight. Vinnie Johnson and James Edwards, they'd fight. But those main four guys, none of them could fight a lick.

"Go back and look at the tape, Laimbeer was always getting punched in the head. Just because you got punched in the face, doesn't mean you can fight."

Barkley fans may be in for a treat in the coming episodes of "The Last Dance," because Charles revealed that he did sit down for an interview for the documentary. Whether he gets much screen time remains to be seen.

Charles also shared that he has a pretty good quarantine routine going.

"I haven't spent money on anything in like two months. I got plenty of it," Barkley said. "I'm back in Arizona and I started a regimen where I work out twice a day, I play golf three days a week. I can only drink on Friday and Saturday. I love to drink but I know I can't drink every day. I got a big golf match today with a bunch of the [Arizona] Coyotes hockey players. We play about three days a week. We've got a Rider Cup format so today is a big day in the Barkley golf world."

You can watch the full segment below.

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