Former NBA star Charles Barkley often stirs up controversy with his extremely conservative view points on popular culture, but that doesn’t stop Chuck from doing what matters most and giving back to our communities.
Charles Barkley recently announced he will give $1 million to the historical HBCU Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.
The NBA Hall of Famer also gave two other $1 million gifts to The Wounded Warrior Project and Auburn University, along with his $1 million to Morehouse, which is actually Barkley’s alma mater.
Barkley, who just renewed his contract as a studio analyst for TNT’s Inside the NBA for an additional 8 to ten years, delivered the news during a conference call for the American Century Championship’s celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, NV, reports The Grio.
“I just got a new contract, and my goal is always to give a million dollars a year away to charity,” Barkley said during the call.
Barkley, 52, had been talking about retiring from TV when his TNT contract ran out in 2016, but it seems his new contract changed his mind.
The entire Inside the NBA studio crew (Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson) all landed multi-year extensions. “The group is widely regarded as the best sports studio show in the business, with the controversial Barkley at the center,” reports The New York Post.