When Charles Barkley speaks, people listen — even if it’s about football, apparently.
Sir Charles was in the New England Patriots’ locker room following Saturday night’s divisional playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. The Round Mound of Rebound posed for photos with some players and even took questions from reporters.
Among many quotes from his “postgame availability,” Barkley told the group of lucky reporters that ”when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady leave, y’all team is going to [expletive] suck.”
The Auburn alum, who said Patriots fans and media “take winning for granted,” also interrupted Alabama alum Dont’a Hightower‘s postgame interview to give him a hard time about Auburn football’s success this season.
Check out Barkley in the winning locker room below.
This is Charles Barkley holding court in the Patriots' locker room because why not. http://t.co/jPDu7SKqWl—
Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) January 12, 2014
Charles Barkley holding court in Patriots locker room. Why? ... Why not? http://t.co/u9Ur3WYoOu—
Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) January 12, 2014
Charles Barkley is with Talib and says he will be in Denver with the team, too. Sure, what the hell. http://t.co/WuEbyK8GoB—
Kevin Clark (@KevinClarkWSJ) January 12, 2014
Photo: Charles Barkley interrupts post-game interview with Dont'a Hightower. Asks him about Auburn football. http://t.co/j8TYNertII—
Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 12, 2014
Charles Barkley and Stevan Ridley! http://t.co/eUMo0In8CM—
Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) January 12, 2014
Photo via Twitter/shalisemyoung