Charles Barkley says Michael Jordan used to wager 'hundreds of thousands of dollars' on rounds of golf

Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley are two of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA and also two of the most notorious gamblers.

Jordan's taste for gambling is particularly well-known, from jaunts to Atlantic City the night before a playoff game, to wagering tons of money on the golf course.

On Thursday, on Dan Patrick's show, Barkley gave a little insight into how much Jordan used to place on rounds of golf.

"We'd be playing golf with certain people, and we'd be playing a couple hundred dollars a hole," Barkley said. "And he'd be playing some guy for, like, a $100,000."

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Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan through the years
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CHICAGO - 1988: The Eastern Conference All-Star team (top row, l to r) Mike Fratello, Brian Hill, Brendan Malone, Maurice Cheeks, Charles Barkley, Brad Daughtery, Kevin McHale, Patrick Ewing, Doc Rivers, Danny Ainge, Don Chaney. (seated l to r) Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, Moses Malone, Dominique Wilkins, and Larry Bird poses for a team photo during the 1988 NBA All-Star Weekend at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Copyright 1988 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - 1992: (L-R) Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Michael Jordan and David Robinson of the United States National Team take a rest on the sideline during practice in the1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1992 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1992: Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls, Agent David Falk and Charles Barkley of the Philadelphia 76ers pose for a photo in 1992 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER:User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1992 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 9: Charles Barkley #32 and Michael Jordan #23 look on during the 1992 NBA All-Star Game at Orlando Arena on February 9, 1992 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1992 NBAE (Photo by Jon Soohoo/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JUNE 13: Charles Barkley #34 of the Phoenix Suns and Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls during Game Three of the 1993 NBA Championsip Finals at Chicago Stadium on June 13, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. The Suns won 129-121 in triple overtime, making the Series 1-2 in favor of the Bulls. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 1993 NBAE. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JUNE 18: Charles Barkely #34 of the Phoenix Suns chats with Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls in Game Five of the 1993 NBA Finals on June 18, 1993 at the Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. The Suns won 108-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1993 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX - OCTOBER 30: Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls, far left, and Charles Barkley #34 of the Phoenix Suns, far right, talk during a break in an NBA game on October 30, 1994 at America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1994 NBAE (Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 28: Phoenix Suns forward Charles Barkley (34) laughs at a foul call with Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan (23) in the first half 28 January 1996 at the United Center in Chicago. The Bulls won 93-82. Jordan scored 31 points, and Barkley scored 20 with 16 rebounds. (Photo credit should read BRIAN BAHR/AFP/Getty Images)
Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan (R), of the East All-Stars and Phoenix Suns forward Charles Barkley, of the West All-Stars, embrace before the start of the NBA All-Star game in San Antonio, Texas February 11
Michael Jordan & Charles Barkley during Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Invitational at Ocean Club Golf Course in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Basketball stars Michael Jordan (L) and Charles Barkley wait to tee off from the 14th tee during the Pro-Am match of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in La Quinta, January 20. Jordan retired from basketball last week after six championships with the Chicago Bulls. SSM/SV/WS
Members of the 1992 United States Olympic "Dream Team" pose for a photograph after that team was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame during enshrinement ceremonies in Springfield, Massachusetts August 13, 2010. The players are: (front row L-R) John Stockton, Clyde Drexler, Chris Mullen; (middle row L-R) Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone; (back row L-R) Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson and Christian Laettner. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
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Barkley continued, saying Jordan would interrupt Barkley's turns to concentrate on his own wagers.

"He's like, 'Charles, pick that up,'" Barkley said, imitating Jordan. "I'm like, 'This putt is for $200.' 'Pick that up, Charles, get out of my way. You're in my line.'

"I'd say, 'Well, how much is that putt for?' He'd say, '$300,000.' I'd say, 'Let me get out of your line.'"

"It was crazy, man," Barkley said. "They'd be playing for like hundreds of thousands of dollars. It was crazy."

"Let's be real," Barkley added. "He's got so much money, a couple hundred thousand dollars ain't a lot to him."

Barkley later said he had to slow down his own gambling habits after he became focused on winning a million every time he gambled. Even with his own extreme gambling habits, it sounds like he couldn't keep up with Jordan.

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