Charles Barkley Calls Out Agent Who Stole His Money, Says He’d Shoot Him If He Saw Him
Chuck has been off the air for a while, so please excuse him if he's a bit rusty. After certain amount of time passes between live televised appearances, Charles Barkley's brain starts to wander into Donald Trump territory, meaning he gives an unacceptably low amount of fuggs regarding the appropriateness of the words that are coming out of his mouth.
He was on "The Dan Patrick Show" this morning. He said "If I saw him today I would blow his brains out" about his first agent -- who he called out by name. Welcome back to the air, Chuck.
The conversation started out innocently enough, with Dan Patrick and Barkley discussing free labor and college athletics. Barkley had famously admitted to taking money while playing at Auburn on Dan's program, so it was only fair that they went back to that well for some more controversial sound bites.
Assuming you read the title of this post, you're probably aware that they got what they were looking for (and then some).
DP: When you said you admitted on the show back in 2010 to accepting money at Auburn, that's the money?
CB: From agents, not from Auburn. I borrowed money from agents. I have no regrets about it whatsoever. I needed stuff. I wanted stuff to do. You don't have extra money and you can't work. I really appreciate those agents ahead of me. Only mistake I made was I didn't sign with one of these three agents. I signed with a scumbag agent. I don't want to mention his name: Lance Luchnick. If I saw him today, I would blow his brains out. I hate that s.o.b.
DP: How did he take all your money?
CB: Back then -- players are smarter now. Your agent got you a paycheck. He gave you an allowance and he "invested" the rest of your money and I was getting $15,000 a month allowance just to have fun with and I'm a 21-year-old kid. You can't give me -- how much did i say 15,000? I was getting 15,000 allowance that came the first of every month. I didn't care -- he said, 'I'll invest the rest, okay?' After four years I was broke. Hadn't paid taxes. I don't want to mention his name, Lance Luchnick.
DP: You don't mean you would shoot him...
CB: I would if I had a gun. I would beat his ass down like a dog. That's the worst thing you can do for somebody, dan, is steal from them. when you steal from somebody, you are saying to them I don't respect how hard you worked for your money. When somebody steals from you, that's what they're saying. They're breaking the law like people say they break the law. No. When somebody steals from you, they're saying to you, 'I don't care how hard you work for your money, I want it.' And Les stole my money. He was a scumbag.
This is the fourth time Barkley has called a specific person "a scumbag" on Dan's show, the first few coming in a rant on media members he's not particularly fond of (Bayless, Mushnick, Vescey). And while we totally believe he thinks this "Les Lessnick" guy is in fact a very bad person, we don't actually think Charles Barkley means it when he says "I would blow his brains out...if I had a gun." That's a figure of speech, right? He gets his 10 millionth mulligan on this one, right?
It's almost as if he's actively trying to get kicked off of a TV forever -- which, ironically, is probably how you guarantee that TV will never let you leave.
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