"They were playing for like hundreds of thousands of dollars."
Charles Barkley was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show today and the two got to talking about golf, specifically how much money Charles and Michael Jordan bet while playing a round of 18.
Unsurprisingly, Chuck revealed the MJ gambles an astronomical amount of money when he's playing golf, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, which is way too rich for Barkley's blood.
“I tell you what, I’ve never been under more pressure, and I apologize to Michael for saying this, so we’d be playing golf with certain people, and we’d be playing for a couple hundred dollars a hole, nothing crazy. And he’d be playing some guy for $100,000. And he’s like, ‘Charles, pick that up.’ And I’m like, ‘This putt is for $200.’ He’d be like, ‘Pick that up Charles, get out of my way. You’re in my line.’ I’d say, ‘How much is that putt worth?’ And he’d say, ‘300,000.’ I said, ‘let me get out of your line.’ It was crazy man. They were playing for like hundreds of thousands of dollars, it was crazy.”
Of course, because MJ is the ultimate competitor and because he has an endless bankroll, betting hundreds of thousands of dollars on a round of golf is just par for the course.
Barkley also spoke with Dan Patrick about gambling in general and how he once won a million in Las Vegas, only after he lost approximately five times as much.
“My friends have carte blanche to tell me honestly….My friend says, ‘Dude, you’re just an idiot when you gamble. You’ll be up like $600,000 and we’re like, Charles quit let’s go have fun, and you’ll say, naw I need to get to a million. And then you lose that 600 and you lose your credit. So now when I go gamble I just go to have fun.”
Check out the clip below.