Charles Barkley was on Dan Patrick’s radio show, talking about his experiences borrowing money from agents when he was a player at Auburn, when the conversation quickly veered into territory that I would describe as “far too real.”

Barkley, recalling how his first professional agent, Lance Lesnick, stole money from him, told Patrick that he would definitely shoot Lesnick in the head if he saw him today. Patrick, sensing (hoping?) that Barkley was joking, offered a life preserver: “You don’t mean that you would shoot him.”

Barkley continued, “Oh if I had a gun I would. I probably won’t have a gun when I see him but I’ll probably beat his ass down like a dog.”

Okay. Good talk.