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“I’m Just a J*ka*”: After Exposing Daughter’s Massive Crush on NFL Star, Charles Barkley Exclaims at “The Worst Freaking Thing in the World”

Published 06/09/2023, 9:28 AM EDT

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Charles Barkley, an esteemed player, stands among the group of Hall of Famers who have never won an NBA championship. Despite this, his remarkable career accomplishments have secured his status among the all-time greats. Barkley’s inclusion in both the NBA 50th and 75th Anniversary Teams further attests to his exceptional skills and impact on the game.

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In his MVP season in 1993, he led the Phoenix Suns to the NBA Finals where they faced off against the dominant Chicago Bulls, who were aiming for their third consecutive championship. Despite Barkley’s stellar performances and leadership, the Suns fell short in a hard-fought series, losing 4-2 to the Bulls. Chuck’s blunt criticisms on ‘The Inside Guys’ are renowned, but his daughter disapproves of his treatment of her guests in the house.

Charles Barkley has issues with his daughter having a crush


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Charles Barkley made an appearance on the podcast ‘New Heights’, where he was in conversation with Jason and Travis Kelce. Chuck made a strong declaration, proclaiming that daughters having crushes on someone is “the worst freaking thing in the world.” Then he went on to express his daughter’s dissatisfaction growing up, over his treatment of her potential crushes, saying, “Tell me, if I’m wrong, and maybe I’m just a j*ck**  I don’t know… When they came to the house, I said: ‘Hey I’m Christiana’s dad. Welcome to my house, if you need anything let me know.” Then he pointed out that afterward his daughter came screaming at him and said, “You’re such an A**, why can’t you be nice.”

Chuck also admitted that his daughter has a huge crush on the Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce. So, she enquired about him after Kelce’s appearance on another podcast with Barkley and Ernie Johnson on ‘The Steam Room’.


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Barkley’s relationship with his daughter

Charles Barkley shares a close and loving relationship with his daughter, Christiana Barkley. Despite their public personas, they maintain a strong bond, evident through their interactions and support for each other. Christiana, a successful journalist, has often expressed admiration for her father’s accomplishments and has spoken about the impact he has had on her life. Their relationship reflects a deep connection and mutual respect between a father and his daughter.

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The 11x NBA All-Star’s career was marked by his extraordinary talent, versatility, and charismatic personality. He became known for his powerful rebounding, scoring ability, and unique blend of strength and agility on the court. While he may have fallen short of winning an NBA championship, Barkley’s impact went far beyond a single title.

His outspoken nature, wit, and engaging personality made him a beloved figure in the world of sports. He transitioned smoothly into a successful broadcasting career, where his candid commentary and entertaining presence made him a fan favorite on television.

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The Hall of Fame status and an influential career have solidified his place among the all-time greats. Beyond the court, his relationship with his daughter Christiana exemplifies the bond of love and support that extends beyond his basketball achievements. Despite his disapproval, Christiana’s crush on Travis Kelce proves that even Barkley has little control over matters of the heart.


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Mohammad Almas

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Mohammad Almas Saad is an NBA Writer at EssentiallySports. Almas has over four years of experience writing about the sport he loves. He began right after college and has composed more than 500 stories.

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