With a Pay Cheque of Over $10,000,000 to His Name, Charles Barkley’s Obsessive Habit Gets Exposed by “Commuter” Friend

Published 07/16/2023, 12:10 PM EDT

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Charles Barkley is one of the most adored NBA personalities in the world. Since bidding farewell to his favorite sport of basketball for good Barkley can be seen donning the hat of a basketball analyst on NBA on TNT. Recently one of his obsessive habits was revealed by one of his close friends who has had the honor of visiting Barkley on the sets of his show, NBA on TNT, holds many records in the world of basketball – he scored the maximum points in the Olympic games while winning two gold medals simultaneously. He also won the NBA’s topmost individual honor the MVP accolade in 1993.

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While we know quite a lot about the Suns legend’s shenanigans on the basketball court, we know relatively little about how the Hall of Famer is like up close. Recently an obsessive habit of his was revealed by his close friend.

Charles Barkley’s obsessive habit is revealed

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Lin Wang is Charles Barkley’s close friend for many years now. He has had the pleasure of hanging out with him on the sets of NBA on TNT alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson.

Lin Wang’s son Shirley Wang, in an interview given to WBUR, revealed that Barkley made it clear that his father was one of the jolliest men he has ever met in his life. But one of the eye openers was when Shirley Yang revealed the 1993 MVP’s obsessive habit.

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Shirley Wang said, “‘He likes to clean,’ my dad said. ‘There were several big can(s) of cleaning wipes right on his desk. Every time he sit down, he cleaned his desk.'” Wang opened up about the time when his dad told him that the Suns legend obsesses over cleaning his working desk.

This was a rather interesting revelation as one would have never imagined that the Hall of Famer would be such a germophobe. Several months back Charles Barkley’s contract details came to light and as it turns out even after retiring from basketball the Chuckster is making bank.

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Charles Barkley massive NBA on TNT contract

Charles Barkley has signed a contract extension with the NBA on TNT where he’s earning roughly $10 million every season. He signed a 10 year deal with the network worth around $100 million. As it seems we’re going to witness Barkley and Shaq for the upcoming many years. Shaquille O’Neal said, “Charles’ new name is Big Buck Chucks, Chucky two bucks.” The Big Diesel was clearly ecstatic for the Phoenix Suns legend earning top dollar.

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It was astonishing to hear Barkley’s obsessive behavior on the sets of NBA on TNT. It’ll be interesting to see how he responds to this claim.

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Aaditya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports and has been following the game for a number of years. He is an avid fan of the NBA and follows what’s happening in the league on a daily basis. Having worked as an intern in the sports domain, his passion for writing arose from his fondness for the intricacies of the game.
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