“I Like Gambling and Can’t Stop” Charles Barkley Was Fined $5,000 for In-Game Gambling With Mark Jackson » FirstSportz

Charles Barkley may have been the epitome of entertainment since his early days in the league, but like several other players, he had a gambling addiction that got him into big trouble with Mark Jackson during a game. Knowing that Barkley was a former MVP and also won a gold medal with the dream team in the ’90s when Michael Jordan was at his best, one can imagine the aura of the former Suns star of yesteryear.

Charles Barkley, who played in the NBA and is now the host of the NBA on TNT, has grown his net worth to over $60 million. There are wild tales of how Barkley made $700,000 in a single weekend in Las Vegas and how he once lost $2.5 million in a six-hour period. While the 1993 Suns MVP was known for trying his luck, it wasn’t in a casino all the time. In 1990, Barkley made some on-court bets with Mark Jackson in a game against the Knicks, which eventually cost him dearly.

Was Charles Barkley a hardcore gamer?

Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley

“Barkley said he bet Jackson $1,000 that he would take the two free throws he was awarded with 22.4 seconds left. Barkley won that bet‘ reported a Times article. “Barkley then bet Jackson that Jackson couldn’t equalize the game with a 3-pointer. Barkley lost that bet.”

He fined both Jackson and Barkley $5,000 and called them to the league office for a full report of what happened. Barkley is certainly not proud of that, but like I said, he’s not going to stop playing.

“It’s a stupid, bad habit. I have a problem,‘ Barkley once explained. “But the problem is when you can’t afford it. I can afford to play. I like to play and I won’t stop.”

Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley

Believe it or not, since NBA players have been among the highest-earning athletes of every sporting era, they certainly took the risk when playing.

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