Vintage Video of Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan Playing Ball Against Sumo Wrestlers? Yup!

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Because life is good sometimes, an old video of Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan playing basketball against sumo wrestlers is making the rounds. The sumo wrestlers are in their full gear, because, at least in my mind, they never AREN’T in full gear.

The odd scenario is apparently the result of a Nike goodwill trip to Asia, as I don’t see Charles Barkley as someone who picks the Orient as a vacation destination. He strikes me as more of a Scottsdale/Hilton Head man.

Jason Kidd is also featured in the video, because you need a real strong point man when you’re going 3-on-3 against 500-lb men in robes. Take a look:

At the risk of stating the obvious, the Sumo wrestlers SUCK at basketball. I don’t know what the line was on this game, but I’m guessing it was heavily in favor of the NBA players. I bet they covered the spread, too.

In the interest of fairness, I hope that they had to wrestle the sumo guys afterwards. Where’s THAT video?

Hat Tip – [Extra Mustard]

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