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Maybe he felt guilty for saying a whole lot of crazy about Black people. Or, maybe his co-stars from those hilarious “Road To The Final Four” commercials, Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson, put a bug in his ear. But whatever the reason, we are over the moon that former NBA baller Sir Charles Barkley is donating $1Million dollars to Morehouse College, the Historically Black College for men in Atlanta, Ga.

The TNT analyst announced the gift during a media conference call for the American Century Championship’s celebrity golf tournament earlier this week.

During the call, Barkley, who reportedly just signed an 8 to 10 year extension with the TV show “Inside The NBA,” said, “I just got a new contract, and my goal is always to give a million dollars a year away to charity.”

In fact, “the round mound of rebound” announced $3 million in gifts that day (must have been a good contract). Barkley gave Lee and Jackson’s beloved Morehouse $1 million, and he also donated $1 million to his own alma mater, Auburn University. He also announced another $1 million to the Wounded Warriors project, a charity for veterans, saying, “I think it’s a joke the  way they treat our soldiers.”

We gotta give credit where it’s due. Speaking of, watch the hilarious Barkley, Lee, and Jackson Capital One “Road To The Final Four” commercial below:


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