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Charles Barkley

Michael Jordan Is So Cheap

He Won't Give Money to Homeless People

4/4/2014 8:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Michael Jordan is an absolute CHEAPSKATE ... so says his BFF Charles Barkley who claims MJ is so chintzy, he actually SLAPS Barkley when he tries to give money to homeless people.

Sir Charles appeared on "Conan" last night and spilled all the dirt on his pals -- saying," There's nobody cheaper than Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan ... he's cheap."

"I always give homeless people money and [MJ will] always slap my hand and says, 'If they can ask you for spare change they can say 'Welcome to McDonalds, can I help you please?'"

Barkley says he's the exact opposite -- and believes VERY strongly in tipping huge ... "The more successful you are, the more you should tip. I truly believe that."

In fact, Barkley says he once tipped a blackjack dealer $25k ... and feels bad that he didn't give more. 

Barkley says there's one more famous cheapskate who's up in the Pantheon of all-time tightwads ... check out the clip to find out who. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

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I saw the interview. You could tell he was joking and goofing on him. This isn't a story. Geez...

166 days ago

dannie jamison    

As much as ppl by them high ass tennie shoes of his especially young blk kids and all that money he makes off of them he need to be ashamed of his self if this is true. I never Hear about him giving back nothing he need to give out some free jordans ijs!!!!

166 days ago


Damn, in this day and age, where many people are scrambling just to keep their homes and feed their children, (not that MJ cares; he just added twins to the world...) his cheapness speaks volumes about his indifference to all of us little people.

166 days ago


That's not being cheap, that's being an ******* for not helping/looking down upon your fellow man.

166 days ago


MJ is a Republican, what you expect?

166 days ago


Never give homeless people money! They will never get a job! He's right.. There is also a scam running where the beg and make around 70 k a year and rent fancy condos in a different town . Have you noticed hiw they have multiplied recently? It's because the word is out that there's more money on the street than at the welfare office. I refuse to give them money . Go and work! You have two hands to beg then you can trim trees and peel potatoes

166 days ago


That homeless man could have possibly brought several pairs of sneakers from that s*** bag.Most Americans are working from check to check and are one paycheck away from being homeless. He's rich here on earth but poor in spirit. God expects those of us that can help to do just that. May God Bless Him

166 days ago


Jordan gives to plenty of charities. Google his name and charities. He just doesn't think that giving to people on the steets is the best way.

165 days ago

Miss k    

Scottie pippen is one ulgy Dude

165 days ago

J. Wright    

Charles Barkley just pissed because MJ have more rings than him, lol.

96’ Chicago Bulls would SMASH LeBron’s Miami Heat


165 days ago


Employees at casinos did not call them "Hoardin' Jordan" and "No Tippin' Pippen" for nothing. By all accounts, they really earned those monikers.

165 days ago


Its your $'s & ya don't have to give it away if ya don't want to. Hammer gave his $'s away to everyone tht asked ran him in the poor house cant plz everyone. I applaud MJ for firstly dating & marrying in his own race not like sum these other blk unk Tom blk men... & Charles of TMZ ur a unk Tom ass well jus bcuz ur Hervey's 2nd azz man ... smh keep it real n dnt kiss azz no matter wat.

164 days ago


I don't agree with him stopping Charles from giving (although Charles is a grown man and can do what he wants) but I understand MJ's point. I wouldn't call him cheap because of that. We probably shouldn't get mad a rich when they don't give back, we should probably be mad at ourselves when we make them richer. Ijs

164 days ago


He actually is involved in 11 charities he's given in the past an still does its crazy how we here something an run with it before checking into it

164 days ago


Typo hear not here

164 days ago
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