When Charles Barkley Issued Dangerous Threats to His Former Agent for Stealing From Him: “If I See Him Today, I Would Blow His Brains Out”

Published 12/23/2021, 10:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 26: Charles Barkley attends the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City – Pier 36 – South Street on June 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)


Sometimes it’s a boon and sometimes a bane, but Charles Barkley has never been one to control his tongue. In fact, he has often gotten into trouble for making controversial remarks about various topics, but that’s what makes him entertaining.

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There is one person that Barkley has not shied away from bashing, and that’s his former agent, Lance Luchnik. Anyone would be amazed to see how much hatred Charles has for him.

Charles Barkley would kill him if he could

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Even years after the incident was over, Barkley continued to talk about Luchnik’s antics and it was clear that he hadn’t gotten over it. If one listens to that anecdote, it will be evident why Barkley still continues to be mad at his former agent.

Charles Barkley during American Century Golf Championship Party at Harrah’s Casino and Vex Night Club – July 16, 2006 at Harrah’s Casino and Vex Night Club in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)

Barkley stated, “So my first agent was a crook. So he stole all my money. So after four years, I was broke. I don’t want to mention his name. Lance Luchnick, that’s this a**hole’s name…. so, he um, he stole… ye-yeah, so he stole all my money. So after four years, I was broke…”

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“He’s a scumbag. If I see him today, I’d blow his damn brains out. I hate that S.O.B. His name is Lance Luchnick. He’s a scumbag,” he added.

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Barkley narrated, “Well back then, I think players are a lot more smarter now. Your agent got your paycheck, he gave you an allowance, and he ‘invested’ the rest of your money. I was getting $15,000 a month allowance just to have fun with and I’m a 21-year old kid.”

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10 April 2019, US, Dallas: Basketball: NBA; Main Round; 81st Matchday; Dallas Mavericks – Phoenix Suns at Amercian Airlines Center. Legendary meeting on the occasion of Dirk Nowitzkis last home game of his career. This is Charles Barkley speaking to Dirk Nowitzki. Photo: Philipp Hülsmann/dpa (Photo by Philipp Hülsmann/picture alliance via Getty Images)

“You can’t give me [that money]. I think I was given $15,000 allowance. That came at the first of every month and man I didn’t care. He said, ‘I’m investing the rest.’ I’m like, ‘OK.’ And after four years, I was broke, hadn’t paid taxes. Like I said, I don’t want to mention his name — Lance Luchnick,” he concluded.

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Charles went on to explain that stealing is one of the worst things you can do to someone. It’s a sign of disrespect for all the hard work the person has put into earning it. He isn’t wrong but maybe making threats about killing Luchnik is a little too much?

 

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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