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Barkley Interrupts Gretzky Q&A: “Who’s Your Favorite Black Athlete?” (Video)

by: JamieD On  Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Barkley Gretzky

On Monday, prior to the start of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL legends Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey took part in a Q&A with members of the media after it was revealed that their 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers squad was voted the best in league history.

While many reporters were probably asking them typical questions—like, “What do you think was the defining moment from that 84-85 season?” or “At which point in that season did you know you had something special going?”—there was one reporter in the house who was ready to throw “The Great One” a little curveball.

In the middle of the session, Charles Barkley surprisingly emerged from backstage to ask the following question:

“Wayne, I always wondered, who is your favorite black athlete of all-time?”

Gretzky’s answer? “Grant Fuhr.”

Barkley was in Nashville to take in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals after being invited by Jeremy Roenick:

“He said, ‘You’ve got to come to Nashville for a game, it’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,’” Barkley said. “I said, ‘Hey, I’ve got nothing to do.’ I’m really looking forward to tonight. They say it’s crazy.”

If CBC is ever in need of a replacement for the colorful Don Cherry, they should seriously consider the “Round Mound of Rebound.”



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