I am finishing up my last night here at Inside the NBA on TNT. I conducted a few tasks tonight: The first task that I completed was something that I surprisingly enjoyed – helping Charles pack for All-Star weekend. It was unexpected, and I got to get back to my fashion styling roots, something I used to do when I was an undergrad.
I then went on the set to teach Charles something in Spanish. Chuck had me hysterically laughing throughout the whole segment. I actually played a little joke on Chuck. He asked me to teach him “Charles Barkley is very handsome and Charles Barkley is very skinny.” Well, what I actually taught him in Spanish was “Charles Barkley is very ugly and Charles Barkley is very fat.” I have to give Chuck some credit because he knew that “gordo” means “fat” in Spanish, but I had to convince him otherwise.
Shortly after the Spanish lesson, I gave Chuck an early birthday gift. I got him an Auburn University golf set and he LOVED it. What actually touched me is that Charles took the time to read the card I wrote for him. After he read it he grabbed my hand and told me, “Thank you.”
I was floored. I was so honored that Chuck appreciated my words, my thoughts. That meant more to me than anything. Well, before I get too sentimental I want to thank Charles for being such a gracious boss, everyone that works for CharlesBarkley.com and everyone at Turner Broadcasting.
This was an amazing opportunity, and I will be forever grateful.