Charles Barkley, who never met a controversial topic he didn’t like, discussed Sarah Palin’s supposed fling with former NBA player Glen Rice during a segment on ESPN Radio. Things we now know, thanks to this segment: Barkley thinks Palin is hot, he would not vote for her, and Glen Rice is his new hero.
Here’s the full quote, via Sports Radio Interviews:
“You know I have a thing for Sarah Palin, I do. I think she’s hot! I wouldn’t vote for her, but she is hot now. I’m talking both. I’ve always said, ‘I’ve got a crush on Sarah Palin.’ I would never vote for her. I always vote democratic because I think you have a better chance of helping poor people if you vote democratic. But, I’ve always had a thing for Sarah Palin. When I read that… Glen Rice is my new hero! He’s my new hero. You know she just moved in my neighborhood and I haven’t had a chance to meet her. I stay in Philadelphia in the summer, and I go back to Arizona when it starts getting cold. That cold is creeping up on me. I’m talking 50 or 60 degrees. So, I’m heading back to Arizona soon and I look forward to meeting Sarah Palin. Hey listen if that story is true, more power to Glen Rice.”
It’s worth pointing out that Barkley once had an awkward Palin-related moment of his own. During an NBA pregame show at Madison Square Garden that Barkley was co-hosting, comedian Tracy Morgan made unscripted comments about Palin that forced TNT to apologize to everyone, everywhere.