Charles Barkley was a part of some incredible moments on the basketball court, but it turns out the Hall of Famer’s best sporting experience came as a spectator.
During this week’s Bruce, Barkley & Basketball Golf Classic at Grand National, Barkley spoke with reporters about his love for Auburn and a variety of other topics.
During the fundraiser, Barkley admitted that watching Auburn reach the Final Four in 2019 was the most memorable sporting event of his life. “I’ve had an amazing, blessed life,” Barkley said, “but Auburn’s trip to the Final Four a couple years ago was probably my greatest sports experience.” “I never imagined Auburn would make it to the Final Four in my wildest dreams.” So that was a day I’ll never forget. That is something I will never forget. That was a truly remarkable achievement. And now that we have a good team on a consistent basis, it’s even better. We have a fantastic coach. ”
Charles Barkley at fundraising golf event w/Bruce Pearl: “I’ve had an amazing, blessed life, but Auburn going to the Final Four a couple years ago was probably my greatest sports experience. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that Auburn would ever make it to the Final Four.” pic.twitter.com/dIS5zIfQEq
— Bennett Durando (@BennettDurando) September 27, 2021
Auburn advanced to the Final Four by defeating New Mexico State, Kansas, North Carolina, and Kentucky.
Bruce Pearl’s team came within seconds of making the national championship game, but the Virginia Cavaliers pulled off an incredible comeback to win 63-62 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
If Auburn wins the national championship in the next few years, we expect it to become Barkley’s favorite sporting moment. Nokia News