Charles Barkley Helped Kenny Rogers When Michael Jordan Couldn’t Be Reached

by Jeremy Spirogis
Charles Barkley, Kenny Rogers, and Jay Leno in 1994

Kenny Rogers went to nice lengths to make positive his spouse, Wanda Miller, had fun once they first began courting. Here’s how Charles Barkley helped Rogers out in a giant means when the nation singer couldn’t come up with Michael Jordan.

Kenny Rogers wished to take Wanda Miller to a Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns sport

Charles Barkley, Kenny Rogers, and Jay Leno in 1994 | Margaret Norton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images
Charles Barkley, Kenny Rogers, and Jay Leno in 1994 | Margaret Norton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

The night time earlier than Rogers was set to carry out at a live performance, he determined to take Miller to a basketball sport. He deliberate to have Miller’s twin sister and her date accompany them so they may present a distraction. Rogers didn’t need the paparazzi to see them collectively and damage their date. The very last thing they wished was for a gaggle of photographers to descend upon them and take pictures.

The night time earlier than that live performance, the Chicago Bulls have been taking part in the Phoenix Suns for the NBA Championship. I attempted to achieve Michael Jordan to see about getting tickets for Wanda and me in addition to for Kelly and Rob, who have been appearing as our foils for the tabloids. The magazines would have beloved to have gotten an image of me with a phenomenal 26-year-old lady. That would have added hearth to what they have been already saying about me, and I didn’t want that.

How Charles Barkley helped Kenny Rogers

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Rogers tried to get tickets from Michael Jordan, however he was unsuccessful. Fortunately, he ran into Charles Barkley, who was staying on the identical resort. The basketball participant was in a position to assist Rogers out.

After trying to achieve Michael and having no success, I had nearly given up once we bumped into the Phoenix Suns star participant Charles Barkley at our resort. Charles had come to my farm for the Classic Weekend and was completely satisfied to assist us out. He stated, ‘You don’t want Michael Jordan, man. I can get you tickets,’ and he did.

The 4 of us went to the sport, ensuring Wanda and I have been by no means standing collectively. They have been nice seats, nevertheless, two on one aspect of the world and two on the alternative aspect. So, Rob and I sat on one aspect, and Kelly and Wanda sat on the alternative aspect. We waved at one another a few occasions however had no private contact in the course of the sport, so there have been no footage of us for the tabloids.

Kenny Rogers stated Wanda Miller was completely satisfied to see the sport

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Although Rogers was involved about getting good seats, he stated he seen Miller was completely satisfied simply seeing the sport. He marveled at how she didn’t appear involved about the place she was sitting. “It never dawned on me that Wanda was just there to see the game and didn’t care where she sat,” wrote Rogers. “She was just impressed that I knew Charles Barkley but not totally sure I really knew Michael Jordan.”

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