Charles Barkley, whose blunt hilarity always delivers, is one of the most entertaining late-night talk show guests. Tonight, Barkley sat with Jay Leno to discuss LeBron James' future, Kobe Bryant's fashion faux pas, and the NBA playoffs. Video highlights inside.
On LeBron James
When Leno asked Barkley what team he thought James would end up on come fall, it became immediately evident that he was sick and tired of being forced to speculate—so sick and tired of it, in fact, that he vowed he was "releasing a statement tomorrow" in order to announce a vow of James-related silence.
On Kobe Bryant's Disastrous Photo Shoot
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard something about the embarrassing photo shoot Kobe Bryant did for the LA Times Magazine. When Leno asked Barkley about the sarcastic uproar, he (thankfully) didn't hold back.
On His Pick for This Year's NBA Champion
After reminding Barkely that he was incorrect last year in predicting on his show that the Cleveland Cavaliers would come out on top at the end of the NBA playoffs, Leno offered him a second chance at playing Nostradamus. Barkley's choice—and his rationalization for it—is below.