NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley has revealed how his friendship abruptly ended with Tiger Woods following the 14-time major champion’s 2009 sex scandal, according to an interview for The Athletic.
Barkley went on to explain the two have not spoken since the day after Woods’s car crash on Thanksgiving night 2009.
In the interview, Barkley was asked if he had spoken to Woods in the past year, to which Barkley replied: “I have not talked to him since the day after the accident.”
Barkley also acknowledged that he misses their friendship and noted his disappointment that Woods did not seek help from the NBA star during the trying times Woods has faced over the past several years.
“I miss the part where I could be there when things were bad,” said Barkley. “A lot of things happened to him after that. I think I am a good friend when things are not going good.”
Barkley did, however, say he has no intentions to become friends again.
“He would have to reach out to me. He didn’t just break off the relationship – he just never called again (Laughs).”
Tiger, Jordan, and Barkley were a dangerous trio. They had all the money and fame you could ever hope for. Mixed with alcohol and women, who knows what really went down with these guys. Whatever it was, I’m pretty sure it was epic.