Renowned Medical Urban Legend Could Be True, Claims NBA Legend Charles Barkley: “I Think That’s a True Story”

Charles Barkley is one of the best centers of all time. With many records to his name, he has also made his name by being a successful commentator. Chuck was named MVP in 1993 and is an 11-time all-star. With so many achievements to his cap, it is bound to happen that rumors are spread regarding him.

People like talking about successful people, and especially with a vocal person like Chuck; they talk more. Chuck even confirmed one of the rumors about himself from the 1980s. This one was rather a medical urban legend.


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Charles Barkley not using deodorant

One of the Urban Legends about Charles Barkley was that one time, he had to go for an entire week without a deodorant. Now, hearing that might gross you out or make you feel disgusted, but it’s what the rumor was. When asked about it to Chuck, he said that “I think that’s a true story.” Now what might’ve happened that made him do that?

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 18: Retired NBA player Charles Barkley attends the 2016 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 26th Anniversary Gala at The Waldorf Astoria on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

So what happened was that Chuck had gotten a boil under one of his arms. The doctors removed the boil and then advised him not to put anything on it for a week. So that might’ve led to him not using deodorant for a month. Chuck further added that he doesn’t remember everything that happened in the 80s.


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So, this remains a legend, but Chuck cleverly increased the speculations that this might actually be true.

Chuck and other stories

Chuck is not one that is left out of the stories or headlines for long. The big guy is known to do quirky things, which makes a headline almost every time. Other stories about him are that he is also big on gambling and he says that he’s almost lost $10mil via betting.


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