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In Which Charles Barkley Calls the Media 'Jackasses' Because He Cannot Gamble

Jul 3, 2008 – 7:30 PM
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Will Brinson

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You can tell how white-knuckled Charles Barkley is while discussing his gambling during the following interview; clearly he has been abstaining from hitting the tables. (If it's for a charity, it's called "donating".) He blames the media for it, because, goshdarnit, if we/they/us weren't reporting on him telling television cameras that he routinely loses hundreds of thousands of dollars, then it wouldn't be a problem.

Now, personally, I'm all for gambling whatever you want. As long as you're not destroying anyone else's life or becoming a danger to society, roll the dice all day. But Charles is only making himself look worse when he tries to blame other people for his gambling issue. The easy way out is to suck it up, let everyone know you're a millionaire, and spend your money however you want.

Wicked Chops via Deadspin

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