Michael Jordan's blackness should have prevented him from playing beer bong at a hotel in Florida earlier this month ... so says Charles Barkley.
First off, Barkley rules -- this guy is awesome.
Sir Charles was leaving La Vecchia Cucina in Santa Monica last night -- where he spent his Monday evening watching basketball -- when we brought up MJ's beer pong match at the Ritz in Florida. Check out the exchange:
Charles: "Black people don't play beer pong."
Pap: "Jordan did!"
Charles: "That don't make it right!"
Charles goes on to explain why black people don't play beer pong ... it's hilarious.
There's more -- we also asked Barkley about Blake Griffin ... and while Sir Charles admits he's usually pretty critical of the guy, it's only because he thinks BG can be a better player than he was.
But when we asked if he would've dominated Blake Griffin back in his prime, you gotta hear how Charles responds. Classic.