Barkley’s the kind of guy that gets a bad rap for his stupid comments on TV, but deep downs knows what’s important in the world.
Evident in what came out in the AP’s big article on Craig Sager’s 3rd bone marrow transplant (highly encourage you to read it, Sager’s that dude):
A few days before his transplant, Stacy came down with a bad cold and doctors sent her home, fearful she’d transmit her illness to her husband. Hall of Famer and TNT colleague Charles Barkley heard she couldn’t be there for a couple of days and hopped on a plane from Phoenix.
However, Sir Charles had hip replacement surgery less than a month ago and wasn’t cleared to travel. He said his doctor was livid when he learned Barkley had defied orders and flown halfway across the country. Barkley informed the doctor that it was an emergency.
Props to the max, Sir Charles.