Charles Barkley admitted to FOX SPORTS RADIO that he smoked marijuana during his NBA playing days. Barkley, the outspoken broadcaster for TNT, was a guest on "The Drive with Chris Myers and guest-host Ben Maller," which can be heard Monday through Friday from 3 - 7 p.m. EST/ 12 - 4 p.m. PST.
Sir Charles touched on a number of issues during the interview including his dislike of Jose Canseco: “I was so disappointed in Jose Canseco. Number one for screwing up his career. And if he doesn’t have any money left, that’s his fault.”
Barkley also talked about the situation at Temple with suspended coach John Chaney: “I love John Chaney. And I respect John Chaney. But he was wrong, he broke a kid's arm.”
Barkley also talked about his book "Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?" that will be published in April.
Ben Maller asked Barkley if steroids are an issue in the NBA:
Barkley – “I’m assuming that some guys smoke pot and it wouldn’t surprise me if some guys are doing coke. But in my 16 years, a couple of guys, myself included smoked some pot. But I never saw cocaine. I smoked pot with a couple of guys who were my friends. I’m pretty sure that a couple of other guys were doing it.
Chris Myers – “Did you say that you smoked pot?”
Barkley – “Yeah.”
Chris Myers – “When you were playing?”
Barkley – “Yeah, a couple of times.”