Charles Barkley Would Shower in His Uniform to Keep it Clean

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Charles Barkley Would Shower in His Uniform to Keep it Clean

Chicago Bulls, NBA, NCAAB

Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith couldn’t believe what Charles Barkley said on Friday.

Ahead of Iowa State’s matchup with Pittsburgh in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Barkley gave some love to the basketball staff members and trainers who work behind the scenes. When specifically mentioning the folks who do the team laundry, Barkley went on to say that he remembers a time when he had to shower in his uniform to keep it clean. What happened next was hilarious.

Here’s the exchange:

Barkley: “I’m so old, we used to take a shower in our uniforms. When we flew commercial my first few years – “

Kenny Smith: “Wait, timeout. There is no era where you did this. You’re making this up.

Clark Kellogg: *hysterical laughter*

Smith: “There is no way you were supposed to was your uniform with it on. You’re making this up.”

Kellogg: “Let him finish!”

Smith: “No one in their right mind has ever done that.”

Kellogg: Let him finish, Kenny!”

Barkley: “When I first got to the NBA, we flew commercial. So when you played the night before and flew the night before when were you exactly going to get your uniform clean? You had to wash your uniform yourself. So, after the game, when you got to your room, you took a shower in your uniform and dried it, and dropped it on the commercial airline the next day.”

Barkley’s explanation didn’t spark an old memory or resonate with either Smith or Kellogg AT ALL. Instead, the two just continued to laugh their butt off until Barkley seemingly started to realize that he was totally alone in this … uh … method. When Kellogg went on to remind Barkley there were other ways to keep a uniform clean, Barkley confessed “but it’s easier to do it that way!”

I’ve already watched the video five times. I just can’t get enough of watching Kenny look completely flabbergasted by what is coming out of Chuck’s mouth.

Anyway, here’s a look at the full segment. This has got to rank high on the Barkley’s Best Moments list.

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.