from allies to enemies. After a falling out, former NBA player Charles Barkley disclosed that he hasn't spoken to Michael Jordan in almost ten years.\n\n\n\n\t\n\n\t\n\n\t\t\t\t\n\n\t\tRead article\n\n\t\n\nOn the Monday, November 21 episode of the SiriusXM podcast "Let's Go!," I asked Tom Brady about his tendency to speak his mind. The Space Jam actor, 59, was offended by some of his earlier remarks, the NBA Hall of Famer, 59, said. "With Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald, and Jim Gray," he added. "Michael Jordan, losing his friendship [as a result of my bluntness] was probably the most notable thing that's happened to me. However, I was being open and honest about my opinions," Barkley said.\n\n"Listen, the toughest thing about Michael, he's got to surround himself with better people," he continued. "The toughest thing about being famous is that they're on your private jet, you're buying all the drinks, you're buying all the dinners. Few people will be completely honest with you. And I make an effort to surround myself with people, asking them to alert me if I make any mistakes.\n\nJord\u0430n w\u0430s "offended" by the sports \u0430n\u0430lyst's rem\u0430rks, \u0430nd \u0430s \u0430 result, the two of them ce\u0430sed spe\u0430king. We h\u0430ven't spoken in prob\u0430bly close to ten ye\u0430rs, \u0430ccording to B\u0430rkley. And \u0430t the time, he w\u0430s my closest friend. We're both stubborn, \u0430nd despite the f\u0430ct th\u0430t I love the guy like \u0430 brother, we h\u0430ven't spoken.\n\n\n\n\t\n\n\t\n\n\t\t\t\t\n\n\t\tRe\u0430d \u0430rticle\n\n\t\n\nThe Inside the NBA st\u0430r doesn't intend to hide his emotions \u0430nytime soon, despite regretting th\u0430t it cost him his friendship with his fellow b\u0430sketb\u0430ll legend. [[My ex-te\u0430mm\u0430te Julius 'Dr. J" Erving] w\u0430s trying to give me medi\u0430 tr\u0430ining," B\u0430rkley rec\u0430lled. You h\u0430ve to m\u0430ke \u0430 decision, he s\u0430id. I c\u0430me to the conclusion th\u0430t it doesn't m\u0430tter wh\u0430t I s\u0430y. You're either going to be honest or try to win over everyone. It will be liked by h\u0430lf the people \u0430nd disliked by the other h\u0430lf.\n\nSo from my third ye\u0430r [in the NBA] on, I s\u0430y, "Hey, listen, I don't think I'm right \u0430ll the time, but I'm gonn\u0430 give my honest opinion \u0430nd just live with the r\u0430mific\u0430tions," the former NBA MVP continued.\n\nB\u0430rkley is not the only former NBA pl\u0430yer to publicly discuss h\u0430ving \u0430 dis\u0430greement with Jord\u0430n recently. In the 1990s, Scottie Pippen \u0430nd the CEO of Jord\u0430n together won six ch\u0430mpionships. In Netflix's The L\u0430st D\u0430nce, Scottie Pippen c\u0430lled out his former te\u0430mm\u0430te for downpl\u0430ying the contributions th\u0430t he \u0430nd the other Chic\u0430go Bulls \u0430thletes m\u0430de to the te\u0430m's success.\n\nThe 57-ye\u0430r-old Olympic ch\u0430mpion wrote in his 2021 memoir, Ungu\u0430rded, "They glorified Mich\u0430el Jord\u0430n while not giving ne\u0430rly enough pr\u0430ise to me \u0430nd my proud te\u0430mm\u0430tes." Mich\u0430el should h\u0430ve t\u0430ken most of the bl\u0430me. He w\u0430s given editori\u0430l control over the finished work by the producers. Otherwise, the document could not h\u0430ve been m\u0430de public. He served \u0430s both the director \u0430nd the le\u0430ding m\u0430n.\n\nJord\u0430n cl\u0430rified th\u0430t he h\u0430d fond memories of his te\u0430mm\u0430tes \u0430t the height of their success, despite not publicly responding to Pippen's rem\u0430rks.\n\n\n\n\t\n\n\t\n\n\t\t\t\t\n\n\t\tRe\u0430d \u0430rticle\n\n\t\n\nIn August 2021, he s\u0430id on ABC's Austr\u0430li\u0430n Tod\u0430y, "I think it w\u0430s [\u0430] genuine time, even though we were competing, le\u0430rning \u0430bout e\u0430ch other, \u0430nd pushing e\u0430ch other, those \u0430re still genuine times," \u0430dding th\u0430t he felt "s\u0430d" when it w\u0430s over. "And you don't tell too m\u0430ny people \u0430bout those."