Camera Caught Charles Barkley’s Classy Gesture to Purdue Players As They Walked Off Court After Loss

Charles Barkley was seen shaking hands with Purdue players as they left the court after their loss to UConn in Monday Night’s national championship game.
Charles Barkley was seen shaking hands with Purdue players as they left the court after their loss to UConn in Monday Night’s national championship game. /

Charles Barkley is known for saying a lot of funny things on television, but he's also known for being one of the nicest guys on the planet when he's not in front of the camera.

If you need more proof of that, then check out what he was seen doing moments after UConn beat Purdue in Monday night's national championship game in Arizona.

One fan caught Barkley shaking hands with Purdue players as they walked off the court and headed to their locker room after their 75-60 loss. This must have been pretty cool for Zach Edey and his teammates, especially after such a heartbreaking defeat:

Fans loved it:


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