Charles Barkley is a content machine.
On a recent podcast episode of “The Steam Room” with Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley, an interesting call-in question from a viewer led to an even more intriguing story from the “round mound of rebound.”
The caller asked Sir Charles:
“If you drop soap on the floor, is the soap dirty or is the floor clean?”
The question cracked up both Barkley and Johnson, and “Chuck” quickly concluded that he thought soap was always clean.
Then things got off the rails.
After Ernie asked Charles about a specific example regarding soap “always be clean,” Barkley breezed right past it and began to give a questionable anecdote. He opened up and let his co-host and the world know that he travels with his own big bar of soap:
“I travel with a big bar of soap, I love soap.”
Ernie Johnson responded with a very reasonable question:
“Why? Are you afraid that it’s not going to be in the hotel?”
Charles responded how he always does: a little too honestly:
“These hotels started being cheap. Those bars ain’t big enough. Because I almost had a couple of accidents with the soap at hotels.”
Ernie stifled a laugh and asked:
“Ugh, in what way?”
I mentioned things got off the rails earlier, but this is where the train completely leaves the tracks. “Chuck” says:
“Well when I was washing… a part of my body, I almost had a little incident.
Ernie first asked what the heck Barkley was talking about, then got it together (and asked the difficult questions like a good journalist does) and questioned:
“Did you almost lose it?”
“I almost lost it, and I was like PHEW! that was too close for comfort.
So now I travel with my own big bars of soap.”
The video then goes to the NBA on TNT crew reacting to the video, with Kenny “The Jet” Smith and Shaquille O’Neal in a heap of laughter. Shaq even says:
“We gonna get kicked off the air today.”
The video in its entire hilarity can be seen below: