There’s one major flaws with a couple of the great basketball stars of my childhood, their love of gambling. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a puritan here, they can gamble if they like, but Jordan and Barkley always seemed to be pushing the limits a bit with some of the stories I’ve heard both first hand and second hand. Well now comes word that Barkley has been sued by a casino for $400,000 in back gambling debts. It’s not all bad though, some fine people on the internet have already started a collection to help him out.
If you're wondering what kinds of gambling stories I'm talking about just check out these interviews with Chuck on the Dan Lebatard Show. Charles talks about losing $100,000 on the Super Bowl, and here he discusses losing $2,500,000 in a six hour period.
I’m going to Vegas in a few days. I plan to spend a large portion of my time training at Randy Couture’s gym, but if I do wonder into a casino and find myself at the same blackjack table as Charles I’ll be sure to sit in the chair right after his and do the exact opposite of what he does.