Barkley spoke on the topic of Steph Curry and his impressive shooting skills, which led him to say "I love Steph, but he's not with those guys", meaning he's not up there with players Barkley feels are the best right now.
Wang explained that the pair's long-standing bond had begun at a hotel bar.
Lin met Barkley while he was on a business trip in Sacramento years ago and made a decision to say hello and ask to take a picture with the National Basketball Association superstar.
"It turned into a two-hour dinner". "And me and your dad were the only two people in there". Let's go to dinner, ' " Barkley said.
"Your dad is one of the happiest people I've ever met in my life", Barkley said of his friend. And we just sit down and started talking'.
"And, before we know it, we looked at each other, like, 'Yo, man, I'm hungry. But when you go spend time with your friends, it's a whole different animal".
And in a tragic turn, when Lin Wang was diagnosed with cancer and eventually passed away in 2018 right after the last game of the National Basketball Association finals, it was Charles who came out to pay respects to his longtime friend. You can tell me.
What Barkley didn't know was that my dad watched him nearly every night on TNT. And while he rested and healed, my dad was laughing along with Barkley. "You know me well enough - if you were bothering me, I would tell you you were bothering me, '" the player recalled to Shirley Wang. "He kept my dad company".
In June 2018, Lin passed away.
Recently, TMZ Sports caught up with Charles Barkley, who managed to deliver a shocking opinion about Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.
Barkley told her that her dad was proud of his children and wanted to give them everything. But he's well-respected professionally. Stories Wang told about his tall pal were laughed off in his hometown of Muscatine, Iowa, but it didn't bother him - he knew he had a special companion in the form of one of his favorite pro athletes of all time. "I think Kawhi, Kevin [Durant] and Giannis are all right there together".
The story has gone viral since it was published on Friday, with many noting how pure the friendship was.
To read the entire transcript, visit "Only A Game" here.