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Charles Barkley reveals he lost $25 million gambling and risking $25,000 in Las Vegas casinos left him ‘depressed’

  • Charles Barkley’s affinity for the game has been known for some time
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Charles Barkley has revealed he lost a cumulative $25 million gambling, with the Basketball Hall of Famer sometimes feeling “depressed” over his massive losses.

Barkley, who has earned more than $40 million in the NBA and has been an analyst for TNT’s “Inside the NBA” since 2000, is known to have a strong affinity for gambling.

And speaking on Shannon Sharpe’s ‘Club Shay Shay’ podcast, Barkley revealed just how big some of his bets have been over the years.

“There were probably seven times I won a million dollars,” he said.

“But there were probably 25 times I lost a million.”

Charles Barkley reveals he lost  million gambling and risking ,000 in Las Vegas casinos left him ‘depressed’

Charles Barkley revealed he lost a total of $25 million gambling in Las Vegas

Barkley made the revelation to Shannon Sharpe on the “Club Shay Shay” podcast

Barkley made the revelation to Shannon Sharpe on the “Club Shay Shay” podcast

He continued: “I felt such joy (when I won), but when I lost a million, I was so depressed.” Because of the money, but also because of the loss.

“I’d be depressed for a week (thinking), ‘Damn, did I lose a million dollars?’

“I was spiraling out of control. No matter how good it feels to win, when you lose, it sucks.

Speaking to Sharpe, Barkley revealed he stopped gambling for two years and explained that he sometimes couldn’t bring himself to leave the casino.

“We’ll be sitting there, I’ll get up and my friends will be like, ‘Chuck, let’s go for the night.’

Charles Barkley earned over $40 million in salary from his NBA career over 16 seasons

Charles Barkley earned over $40 million in salary from his NBA career over 16 seasons

“And in my head I’m like, ‘No, we’re not leaving this fucking ***** until I make a million dollars.’ “

Nonetheless, despite Barkley’s admitted gambling problems, he appears to be doing very well financially.

The former power forward is now worth $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

He also has sponsorship deals with Nike, Coca-Cola, Right Guard, McDonald’s and T-Mobile.

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