The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the biggest franchises in the NBA. Over the years, many superstars have donned the iconic Purple & Gold jersey of the franchise. Be it Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, or LeBron James, playing for the Lakers is a dream for most NBA superstars.
While almost every player in the NBA would love to play for the Lakers, not everyone’s dream of doing so gets fulfilled.
But NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley’s dream briefly came true back in 1992. Yes, Chuck was an L.A. Lakers player for a short amount of time. Unfortunately, the Philadelphia 76ers pulled the plug on that deal and backed out of that trade at the very last moment.
Barkley discussed his feelings during the incident back in 2018 on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. He revealed he and his friends had already started celebrating the trade, which broke down in a matter of hours.
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