TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley and Tiger Woods were good buddies, but according to Chuck, things have changed...
“We’re not friends anymore,” Barkley told a caller on the “Mike Missanelli Show” on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia.
“Well I think that when you’re as great as he has been — and this probably is a negative at some point — like he was so consumed with being the greatest golfer ever, he wasn’t a very sociable guy,” Barkley said via GolfChannel.com.“Even when he was a friend of mine, he wasn’t a very sociable guy. He just had a one-track mind. He just wanted to break Jack Nicklaus’ record.”
“Golf is just a game,” Barkley said. “Your life don’t suck. But I think when you put yourself in that situation where your whole life revolves around how you’re doing on a golf course, you’re gonna develop a negative attitude to a certain degree, instead of saying, ‘I’ve actually got it pretty good.’ It’s like people who say I never won a championship. I understand that. I accept that. But it ain’t like I’m sitting around saying, ‘Oh my God, my life sucks. This is so miserable.”