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The ETCs: Charles Barkley

Last Updated: April 26, 2023

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The basketball legend and self-described “old-school Alabama dude” joins KD and Eddie on the latest episode of Boardroom’s “The ETCs” podcast.

Charles Barkley is about as constant a force as there is in the world of basketball. Naturally — as with any time the Chuckster is in the room, virtually or otherwise — he had a lot to talk about on the latest edition of Boardroom’s “The ETCs” podcast with Kevin Durant and Eddie Gonzalez.

On this all-new episode, Barkley reminisces about growing up from mentee to mentor over the course of his NBA career, settling into life on Inside the NBA, and how long he thinks he’ll keep it up as a fixture in sports media.

Charles has proven an ability to reinvent himself in the industry while staying true to his reputation as an unvarnished, unfiltered rhetorician. Just don’t expect him to take his act to social media any time soon.

“I’m anti-social media. I’ve never tweeted,” he tells KD. “First of all, I understand there’s built-in animosity toward anyone who’s successful. When you’re a celebrity, people can say anything they want you to you, but what you say to them can get you in trouble. I’m an old-school Alabama dude — if somebody says something to me, I have to respond.”

And nobody responds like Chuck.

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Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn
Sam Dunn is the Managing Editor of Boardroom. Before joining the team, he was an editor and multimedia talent for several sports and culture verticals at Minute Media and an editor, reporter, and site manager at SB Nation. A specialist in content strategy, copywriting, and SEO, he has additionally worked as a digital consultant in the corporate services, retail, and tech industries. He cannot be expected to be impartial on any matter regarding the Florida Gators or Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter @RealFakeSamDunn.