WATCH: Charles Barkley says he once played an NBA game drunk

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is famous for a lot of things on and off the basketball court, but his legend continues to grow years after his playing career ended.

Barkley joined Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night and discussed a wide range of topics, including the Eagles’ Super Bowl win and marijuana. But perhaps most interesting was the admission that he once played a game drunk after he was almost traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The whole interview is worth watching, but here’s that clip:

“So I get a call from my agent one morning, and he says ‘I think we got a deal. You’re going to the Lakers,'” Barkley recalled. “And I was so excited. So me and my boys went out to celebrate. We started getting drunk in the middle of the day. I was so excited.

“My agent called me back about three hours later and said the Sixers pulled out of the deal. And we had a game that night. I don’t remember anything about that game. First of all, I was so pissed. But I was so drunk, too.”

We’ve all been there a time or two, Charles.

Barkley said this incident happened sometime in the late 1980s, so it’s hard to pin down which game it could have been. He ended up staying with the 76ers until after the 1991-92 season.

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