“No No Please!!”: Video Of Traumatized Michael Jordan Resurfaces Only to Hound Charles Barkley’s “Yips” Triumph

Published 07/16/2023, 9:50 AM EDT

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Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley are Hall of Famers. They were drafted one pick apart in the renowned 1984 NBA Draft. The duo once had a fascinating talk on Oprah Winfrey’s show in which MJ discussed Barkley’s golfing prowess. Chuck’s swing has been famous throughout the years due to its unconventional nature, drawing the disdain of golf fans and athletes alike. Jordan admits to being completely amazed by Barkley’s unconventional style on the golf course.

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During their conversation, fans get a unique look into the dynamic between these two NBA legends. Surprisingly, Barkley’s golf swing has had an influence on one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Michael Jordan wants to know: Barkley’s strange swing

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MJ, Charles Barkley, and Oprah Winfrey were having a lively talk about basketball. But as an avid golfer, Jordan couldn’t help but bring up Barkley’s infamous swing. He was so intrigued by the unorthodox swing that he even asked Oprah whether she had ever seen it in action. “Have you seen him swing?” asked Jordan to the talk show host.

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With a touch of modesty, Barkley recognized that he had a problem with his swing. He even went so far as to say that he had developed the yips, a condition that hindered his golfing ability. 

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I got a problem with my swing, I developed the yips,” said Barkley in response. Yips is a condition known to cause wrist spasms.

Barkley also admitted that Jordan no longer wanted to play with him because of his comical swing. Reacting to this Jordan simply said, “It’s sad.” 

Jordan jokingly said “No no please,” when Oprah told the audience that she has a clip of Barkley’s swing. Perhaps to the dismay of both Jordan and Barkley, Oprah couldn’t resist adding to the entertainment value by playing the tape.

Barkley is committed to improving his golf skills

Charles Barkley’s efforts to become a better golfer are inspiring.

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He has demonstrated unwavering dedication to improving his game on the course, despite the difficulties presented by his unconventional swing. He admitted to consulting with famous experts and putting in many hours of practice to find a remedy.

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Barkley does all he can to improve his golfing skills, including examining his technique, working on his mental game, and improving his physical conditioning. His perseverance is an example to many aspiring athletes of the mentality and work ethic that it takes to reach one’s full potential.

Even if the Chuckster never improves as a golfer, not many would complain. If nothing, his swing does provide a few good laughs for fans. And of course, for Michael Jordan too.

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Amey Dhume

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Amey is an NBA content writer at EssentialySports. As an NBA enthusiast, Amey closely follows the league and stays updated on the latest happenings. With a background as a state-level basketball player, he brings a unique perspective to his writing about the sport.
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