Charles Barkley opens up about 'strained' relationship with MJ

Charles Barkley opens up about 'strained' relationship with MJ
December 13, 2013, 9:15 pm
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By Charlie Roumeliotis

Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan were enemies on the court, but established a friendship off of it when they played together on the 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball team aka "The Dream Team."

But their relationship took a left turn, and Barkley opened up about what went wrong to CNN's Rachel Nichols.

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"You know, Michael is somebody I really like as a person, and for some reason we just hit it off. It's frustrating for me right now because we're not where we used to be," said Barkley, via CNN/Bleacher Report. "You know, I think he took some things I said about the Bobcats personally, and it's put a wedge between our friendship, and that's been disheartening for me — very disheartening. 'Cause one minute we're close and now — it’s strained."

The entire interview aired Friday on CNN's Unguarded with Rachel Nichols.