Charles Barkley gushed over actor Michael B. Jordan in a segment of a recent episode of the "Steam Room" podcast. Barkley was not afraid to show his admiration for the "Creed" and "Black Panther" actor, but had a different choice for his ultimate crush.
In a segment with longtime "Inside the NBA" producer Tim Kiely, Barkley and Ernie Johnson discussed Chris Evans being named the Sexiest Man Alive. Kiely asked Barkley to choose between Evans and Jordan.
"Michael B. Jordan, first of all, he got a serious body," Barkley said. "Let me tell you something, the stuff he'd be doing for 'Creed,' I just saw that they got a new 'Creed' coming out. Man, what the hell's he doing?"
"That's a good body right there. He's a good looking man, but he got a great body. That's a nice tux there too."
Charles Barkley was also asked to choose between Chris Evans and a bunch of other celebrities. Barkley never selected Evans and picked Mike Trout, Denzel Washington, Charlie Hunnam, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti and Tom Brady.
In the end, the Hall of Famer declared Brady as his man crush G.O.A.T. and the world's sexiest man.
"Tom, just Tom," Barkley said. "That's my man. He's like Elvis (Presley). He can go by one name."
Charles Barkley has a man crush on Tom Brady
Charles Barkley first expressed his admiration for Tom Brady in an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in 2019. Barkley told the story of meeting Brady and how we got mesmerized by his eyes.
"I was looking at these guys, and all of a sudden I was looking at Gronk and then Tom Brady's like right here," Barkley said. "I look him in the eyes and said, 'Damn, you a pretty man.' That's what I was thinking to myself."
Barkley then shared a hilarious conversation between him and Shaquille O'Neal about Brady's gorgeousness in an episode of "Inside the NBA" last season.
"Shaq came in the other night, and he's says, 'Man, I had dinner with Tom Brady the other night,'" Barkley said. "He says, 'Man, I gotta tell you something.' I said, 'What?' He says, 'I was out with Tom Brady the other night. You're right, that's a pretty man.'"
O'Neal confirmed the story and called Brady 'gorgeous'. Barkley then followed it up with another mesmerizing story about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback.
"Shaq, every time I'm around him, when he start talking to me, and I would make eye contact, I don't remember nothing he said after that... That's a pretty man."