Kenny Smith has a message for his “NBA on TNT” co-host Charles Barkley: Express regret to Michael Jordan already.

“Apologize, Chuck,” Smith mentioned with a smile, by way of TMZ. “You had been within the incorrect. He’s all the time within the incorrect! I don’t wish to converse to Chuck right now, both.”

Former greatest associates, the final time Barkley and Michael Jordan spoke was a few decade in the past, and the Bulls legend apparently informed Barkley to go f–ok himself.

The pair had been shut till Barkley criticized Jordan’s function as an proprietor of the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) in a 2012 interview. Barkley has mentioned Jordan referred to as him over his feedback and after an disagreeable trade, they by no means spoke once more.

Michael Jordan & Charles Barkley through the 2009 Michael Jordan Superstar Golf Invitational at Ocean Membership Golf Course in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
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“He went ballistic, and he referred to as me and the very last thing I heard was ‘motherf–ker, f–ok you, you’re alleged to be my boy,’” Barkley mentioned of the state of affairs throughout an look on the “All The Smoke” podcast earlier this month. “I mentioned ‘man, I’ve obtained to do my job.’ We haven’t spoken since that night time and that was most likely near 10 years in the past.”

In November, Barkley informed Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks that he needed to “get previous the bullsh-t” with Jordan, however added that it’s on Jordan to fix their relationship.

Bulls star Michael Jordan and Suns star Charles Barkley before a game at the United Center in Chicago, IL in 1993.
Bulls star Michael Jordan and Suns star Charles Barkley earlier than a recreation on the United Middle in Chicago, IL in 1993.
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Charles Barkley (r.) and Kenny Smith (l.) on TNT during NBA All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 19, 2022.
Charles Barkley (r.) and Kenny Smith (l.) on TNT throughout NBA All-Star Saturday Night time on Feb. 19, 2022.
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“That’s on his finish,” Barkley mentioned. “He was my greatest pal on the time, and I really like the man and I miss the man.”