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Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

Posted on: September 16, 2011 3:54 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2011 3:59 pm
 
By Matt Moore

You've no doubt by now heard about the report from... wait for this one... the National Inquirer quoting an upcoming unauthorized biography of Sarah Palin (Deadspin.com brought it to mainstream knowledge). The Inquirer reported that Rice confirmed a sexual encounter with Palin in 1987. We haven't covered it since Rice hasn't been in the league since 2004 and this has nothing to do with basketball. But since if it's anything about anything, Charles Barkley will talk about it, and since, let's be honest, Charles Barkley is never lacking in entertainment value, we thought we'd pass along Barkley's comments about the whole thing Friday. Let's just say Chuck's a little jealous of Glen's, er... relationship. From Sports Radio Interviews: 
“You know I have a thing for Sarah Palin, I do. I think she’s hot! I wouldn’t vote for her, but she is hot now. I’m talking both. I’ve always said, ‘I’ve got a crush on Sarah Palin.’ I would never vote for her. I always vote democratic because I think you have a better chance of helping poor people if you vote democratic. But, I’ve always had a thing for Sarah Palin. When I read that… Glen Rice is my new hero! He’s my new hero. You know she just moved in my neighborhood and I haven’t had a chance to meet her. I stay in Philadelphia in the summer, and I go back to Arizona when it starts getting cold. That cold is creeping up on me. I’m talking 50 or 60 degrees. So, I’m heading back to Arizona soon and I look forward to meeting Sarah Palin. Hey listen if that story is true, more power to Glen Rice.”
via Sports Radio Interviews » Blog Archive » Charles Barkley on Glen Rice-Sarah Palin Rumors: “When I read that… Glen Rice is my new hero!”

So there you go. Glen Rice is now a hero to the people, or at least to Hall of Fame power forwards and current television studio hosts, in the event that he actually slept with Sarah Palin who isn't running for president and is... what is she doing now, anyway? Also, this happened 24 years ago. 

But there you go. Breaking news.

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Comments

Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

This has a 1% chance of being true. The guy that wrote it is a hack of a writer. If this is true, this would've came out sooner . I can see why Barkley would fall for it, Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son. Fat fhuck , I mean fat chuck, if you want to help the poor, write a check out.



Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:57 pm
 

Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

@MichiganMark: "The only value Barkley has (to me) is with his basketball opinion. No season = no value."

I understand where you're coming from, especially as Sir Charles has often gone kinda wacky in some of his off-the-cuff comments, but I beg to differ.  I'd already read a few interesting interviews with the man, and he isn't as redlined as people who only see him on TNT might think.  If you get the chance, catch his appearance on the David Feherty show (still in reruns on Golf Channel).  The man has some serious, well-thought-out opinions on race and class in America, and what to do about where we are.  He comes across as an actual thinking, caring human being.

As for Rice & Palin?  Hey, I'll agree Sarah is a fine looking specimen of middle-age woman, but...  Glenn!  How could you??!!??

{Escuse me while I erase Rice from my longtime list of favorite college basketball players. Reason? Poor decision-making.}

LOL



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

Yet you still feel the need to comment on this.



Since: Aug 6, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:28 pm
 

Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

This article is about Barkley's statement, not about Rice or Palin (or Rice and Palin).

And you know what? I don't care. I don't care about what Barkley finds attractive. I don't care about Barkley's political views. I wouldn't give a rat's ass if Barkley liked green midget Nazi women.

The only value Barkley has (to me) is with his basketball opinion. No season = no value. Maybe he is trying to get some non-basketball attention.






Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

I am no fan of Sarah Palin, but I thought gentlemen do not kiss and tell.  Besides, Sarah was not married at the time and she is only three years older than Glen.  Why should we care about what two consenting adults choose to do?  Would this be an issue if Sarah Palin had a fling with Hugh Grant?  Based on these stories about her relationships it seems that Sarah likes sex.  I find it awesome that a woman likes sex.  I hope Sarah and Glen had a memorable time.  I still won't vote for Sarah though.
Sarah, what are you going to if Hef calls?



Since: Sep 16, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:40 pm
 

Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

Wow, the ignorance and intolerance of liberals!



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

And I thought Rice's greatest moment was when he dumped 63 on someone (or was it 69?)



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:27 pm
 

Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

"ebonyrod2" are you joking? You must be. You would vote for Palin for what? Not for political office i would hope. Glad to see and hear that you are joking.  Get a grip son.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

No female of color should be in awe of Charles Barkley's comments of having a crush on Sarah Palin and  him wanting to meet her as soon as he gets back to Arizona, the person who should be just a little bit tinged is Maureen his current white wife.  In listening to Chuck talk if I closed my eyes and just listened I would have bet money that he was married to a Angela Davis afro wearing female who walked around giving the black power symbol to everyone that she met, but that not even close to the truth.

Mr Barkley is married to the former Ms Maureen Blumhardt (white female) and has two offsprings with her, so sisters who aspire to be with Mr Barkley just clear your mind, Mr Barkley is sort of like Albert Haynesworth he does not do/date/hangout with/or lust over/ Black Females.  I have no idea of what Mr Chuck is attempting to say to Glen Rice,  but to congratulate Glen for being exposed about a relationship that is 20 plus years in his past is really pressed.  Chuck the story came out of the National Inquirer, I am happy to see you reading but sometimes you have to consider the source, there are many things that could be said about you wanting to get with someone that Glen was rumored but not confirmed to have been with, but it would probably be deleted by the web master.  Carry on Chuck, at least your getting paid to be ridculous.    



Since: May 2, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

Yes, she has a brain though not very well developed.  Name one original idea she has had.


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