Charles Barkley appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night. The popular basketball analyst revealed a hilarious interaction he had with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at the Super Bowl.
The former NBA star said he was invited to a Patriots' practice prior to the Super Bowl by New England's head coach, Bill Belichick.
Barkley joked that he made a "mistake" with the Patriots' star quarterback.
“I’m looking at these guys and all of the sudden I look at Gronk [Rob Gronkowski] and then Tom Brady’s right here and I look him in the eyes, and I said, ‘Damn, you’re a pretty man,'” Barkley said. “That’s what I was thinking to myself, and I got so embarrassed I start turning my head to talk to him, like, ‘Hey, Tom, it’s good to see you, man, I haven’t seen you in a while.'”
Barkley joked that Brady's good looks might have messed with the Rams' defense, too.
“I see why he scores all them touchdowns because those defenses are looking at his eyes and they get mesmerized,” Barkley said. “He’s a nice guy, too, but, man, I can’t look him in the eyes.”
Unfortunately for Barkley, the Patriots quarterback is taken.
Maybe Barkley will send Brady a Valentine's Day card, anyway.