NBA on TNT broadcaster Charles Barkley is widely regarded as the best basketball personality of all time.
The effortless way he mixes legitimate game-related observations with his own personal flair has been iconic.
This past week Barkley’s charm was on full display when a video of him flirting with some woman at the bar went viral.
The encounter appears to have started when the woman asked Barkley to record a TikTok of her.
“Can I get myself in it?” Barkley can be heard asking.
“I want to do a selfie,” he continued.
From there, the good times commenced.
“How do I make this work for me?” Barkley could be heard asking. “I want both of us to be in it. This is a TikTok? I want to do a TikTok where we both in it. I want to be in this Tik thing. I want to be in this with you.”
@tootallmika Just wanted to make a sick dance video and this guy ruint it. He was still very sweet though. #fyp #foryoupage ♬ original sound – Marika Bouchard
Barkley is a national treasure. Whether he is effortlessly wrecking troll NBA fans, divulging why he is no longer friends with Michael Jordan or naming the 2 most important players in NBA history – he always keeps it real.
His authenticity is off the charts. It oozes from every interaction he has with anyone whether it is basketball-related or not.
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 28, 2022
Barkley is a truly special sports personality. They don’t make them like him any more.
What will he ultimately go viral for next?
Time will tell.