A big reason for Charles Barkley's popularity is his ability to laugh at himself. While Barkley was watching a recent playoff game with his colleagues from the NBA On TNT, the conversation must have turned to yoga. Barkley decided to see if he could do the classic downward dog pose. Now this wasn't part of the telecast (although it would've fit right in, given the kinds of segment the show is known for doing), but someone decided to roll video. It turned out to be a brilliant move because that allowed them to share this video:
...meanwhile, in the viewing room, Chuck shows off his yoga poses.
Posted by NBA on TNT on Sunday, April 19, 2015
A few years ago Barkley spoke about how yoga was helpful with his stretching and weight loss but added, "Just for the record, I'm not there to get no inner peace. I'm not there to reach deep, deep, deep into my heart and soul."