Charles Barkley brings laughter to 'Jay Leno Show'

Charles Barkley should have his own line of greeting cards or fortune cookies. The basketball legend and current NBA studio analyst has a unique verbosity that is occasionally wise but always entertaining. (He’s like a super-hybrid of Muhammad Ali and Tom Arnold.) On last night’s Jay Leno Show, he took aim at his “friend” Sammy Sosa, the former baseball player whose skin has noticeably lightened in┬árecent photographs. “If you saw one of your friends and they were a different color, you’d be like, ‘Damn, dude, you a different color,'” Barkley said.

It’s not the first time Barkley has ridiculed his pal’s pigment. Two weeks ago, he even donned “white face” to imitate Sosa’s “skin rejuvenation.”

It’s fair to say that being Barkley’s “friend” has its risks, but my data indicates he makes Jay Leno, basketball, and just about anything 12% funnier. If Michael Strahan has a sitcom, why doesn’t Charles Barkley? You’d watch it, right?

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  • Ceballos

    “Charles Barkley brings laughter to ‘Jay Leno Show'” – well SOMEBODY had to do it! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

    Also, a Barkely sitcom would be nowhere near as “TEH-RUH-BLE” as “Brothers.”

    • mushu

      couldn’t resist actually typing the implied? thanks, wouldn’t have gotten it without you

      • Ceballos

        Well, I DID stay in school a few extra years to earn my masters, so that I could officially be a Master of the Obvious.

        Also, I thought the fact that I actually typed “sorry I couldn’t resist” implied that I, in fact, could not resist what was hinted at in the headline.

        Seriously though, I hope you and your sarcasm have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Elizabeth

    His books were pretty entertaining too.

  • AJ Simon

    his reaction to tofu was the best – no one is ever fooled by tofu

  • Derek

    Did anyone thing he was DRUNK? And 50lbs? Come on Sir Charles maybe gain 50!

  • Tiffany

    I like when Barkley does interviews. Just youtube anything that he has done on Letterman. It was so great that even Dave himself said he would like him as a guest every night.

  • elsa franklin

    I noticed this parody of the “Jay Leno Show” opening, at Link:

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