“I’m not on a level”: Charles Barkley Admits Harsh Truth About Tom Brady, Serena Williams and Steph Curry

Published 10/21/2021, 10:03 AM EDT
Oct 15, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates his three-point buzzer beater against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently admitted that he is not on the same level as Steph Curry in basketball parlance. He spoke about his experience in doing voiceover for a commercial featuring Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Stephen Curry. Charles Barkley hilariously recalled his memories about an opportunity to work with some GOATs of their respective sports. The commercial included Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who also received praise from Barkley.

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Charles Barkley is currently an analyst on ‘Inside The NBA’, a show which he co-hosts alongside Shaquille O’Neal. He recently appeared on ‘Takeoff’ a show on NBC Sports to talk with host John Clark. Along with the drama surrounding Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers, Barkley also talked about a particular commercial for which he performed a voiceover.

Barkley recalls, “My agent calls me, he says, hey, how big is your ego? I said, well, everybody’s got an ego. What’s going on? He says, well, they got Tom Brady and Serena and Steph Curry in a commercial. So they want you to do the voiceover. I said, is the check gonna clear? He said, yeah, you’re gonna get a big old check.”

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He continued speaking, “I’ve had a great success as a basketball player. But I’m not on a level with Tom Brady. Serena and Steph Curry. They are on a whole another level. And they gonna pay me to talk about them. Hey, sign me up.”

‘Sir Charles’, as he is popularly known, Charles Barkley was an 11-time NBA All-Star. His comments about him not being on the same level as Steph Curry are surprising. Barkley was voted as NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 1993 with the Phoenix Suns.

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Steph Curry’s inspiring performance against the Lakers

Steph Curry had a masterclass of a performance against the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night. He guided the Golden State Warriors to a 121-114 win over the Lakers. The Warriors’ performance in the fourth quarter was nothing short of breath-taking as they won their away game at Staples Center.

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 15: Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors reacts to getting called for an offensive foul against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter at Ball Arena on Thursday, January 14, 2021.(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The point guard registered a triple-double scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. This was a personal all-time-high for Curry in almost 6 years, as his last triple-double came in January 2016. However, alongside scoring, Curry also contributed immensely to the defense along with another standout performer, Jordan Poole.

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Watch this story: Steph Curry’s Failed Dunk, LeBron James’ Evergreen Jump Shots, and Other Top Highlights From Warriors’ Opening Night Win vs Lakers

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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