Charles Barkley to NFL Star Pat McAfee: “Being Successful is Like Being a Homecoming Queen. All the Ugly B*tches Hate You”

Published 12/18/2021, 2:30 PM EST


Charles Barkley knows a thing or two about being successful. He was the NBA MVP in 1993 and also has 11 NBA All-Stars to his name. Barkley is a popular analyst and commentator with TNT, something which he picked up after retiring from the league.

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He has been on the news lately regarding some of his statements on the Pat McAfee Show. Barkley has taken shots at the media and also the Los Angeles Lakers regarding their dismal performance this season.

Charles Barkley on being successful:

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Charles Barkley talked about a lot of things on the podcast, one of which was about success. He dropped a witty analogy about being successful.

Barkley said, “Being successful is like being the homecoming queen. All the ugly b*tches hate you. That’s the truth of the matter. When you’re successful, you’re going to have built-in enemies and then the more successful you become, the more enemies come at you.

Barkley also talked about why he does not have any social media account. According to him, there is no use in arguing with people on social media. Barkley has entertained all of us once again with his wittiness and his sense of humor.

Charles Barkley net worth:

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Barkley’s playing career is as glorious as his time as a TV personality. He participated in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics winning gold for the USA on both occasions. He is the fourth player in the history of the NBA to have 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists to his name. Barkley has also been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame twice. The first one came in 2006 for his individual career and the other in 2010 for being a part of the “Dream Team”.

TNT announcer Charles Barkley talks about the Lakers prior to playing against the San Antonio Spurs in game one of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at the Staples Center. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Charles Barkley’s approximate net worth is around $50 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. He had earned around $40 million in salary alone during his playing days. His highest salary came in 1999 with the Houston Rockets when he was paid $9 million yearly. That amounts to an insane $14 million today when adjusted for inflation.

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He appears as a studio analyst for TNT’s network NBA coverage since 2000. He’s won three Sports Emmy Awards for his work as an outstanding studio analyst. Barkley’s salary with TNT is $6 million per year.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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