After Years of Being Ridiculed Over Swing, Charles Barkley Lights Up Peyton Manning’s Day With a Special Surprise

Published 06/02/2023, 5:45 AM EDT

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In the US sports industry, it is extremely common to see stars venturing into other sports and businesses when they are nearing the end of their career. Stars from Basketball, Football, and Hockey among a number of different sports in the USA try out new ideas. Peyton Manning is one such former Pro Baller who has transitioned into retirement with a clear thought. Having retired in 2015, he has taken up golf in his bid to extend his career beyond football.

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Manning has been playing golf for quite some time now, having competed in tournaments in the USA. But he is not the only one to have taken up golf after retirement. Charles Barkley, the former NBA forward started his golfing career even before he hung up his boots in court. As the Denver Nuggets head into their first-ever NBA final, Peyton and Charles head to the course for a round of golf to start the Finals weekend in style.

Peyton Manning teams up with Charles Barkley on the golf course

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The Denver Nuggets reaching their first-ever NBA finals is most certainly, the biggest NBA news in recent months. This has seen many fans and celebrities alike celebrate and gear up in their own unique ways. Manning and Barkley certainly took the best-known way to them and decided to play a round of golf before the Finals. In an Instagram post uploaded by Peyton Manning, we see that Manning and Barkley met on the course to hype themselves up. They met in Denver to add another layer of excitement in honor of the Denver Nuggets reaching their first-ever NBA Final.

This was no surprise meet-up either, as Manning and Barkley had already hinted at this well over a week ago. In an article published by Denver Sports, they pointed out Manning’s Instagram post inviting Chuck to Denver for a golf duel. “Hit me up Charles! We are ready for you in Denver! You & me vs @shaq & Sean Payton? Congrats @nuggets”.

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Fans react to Manning and Peyton posing for the camera

When two popular former stars meet, it always attracts eyes and attention. And a meeting between Chuck and Peyton almost always attracts attention, as both are former stars in NBA and NFL respectively. In addition, both have maintained a significant post-retirement image. On the Instagram post on Peyton’s handle, we see many comments about the two. Some of them are –

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“Damn Charles wasn’t kidding,” says one fan in the comments section

“Best QB ever and a National Treasure!!,” added another fan.

“Love this!! Charles Barkley is the BEST!! Let’s go Nuggets!,” followed up another fan.

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Fans and stars alike are rooting for the nuggets. Having met in Denver, Charles and Manning paid homage to the city as their beloved NBA team make their way to the first-ever Finals. The golf matchup before the finals was another boost to the city and the ‘nuggets’ as they prepare for the match ahead.

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Kushal Jain

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Kushal Jain is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. Having started off writing as a hobby when he was 19, it has snowballed into becoming his full time profession. He is a passionate football fan, or as per the US etymology, soccer fan.
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