Charles Barkley is ready to take on his next title on Saturday: Father of the Bride.

During a virtual appearance on Tuesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the 58-year-old former NBA star spoke about how he is preparing for daughter Christiana’s wedding to Ilya Hoffman next weekend.

“I’ve been training really hard because they seem to have to pick me up in a chair,” said Barkley.

When Kimmel asked if Barkley’s future son-in-law was Jewish, the Inside the NBA analyst confirmed.

“Listen, I need all the Jews on deck, brother. Because I can only get this thin until Saturday, man, ”Barkley said. “It’s like I’m a soldier, everyone on deck.”

Barkley, who shares daughter Christiana with wife Maureen Blumhardt, said he was “so excited” for the future bride and groom.

“I’m just happy for her because this is her special day, hopefully the only one,” joked Barkley. “I promised her that, it has to work because that’s the only thing I’m paying for.”

Charles Barkley prepares for his daughter’s big day.Getty Images

Kimmel, 53, then told Barkley about his past days as a wedding DJ in Arizona, to which Barkley quipped that he could have gotten a discount.

“I wish I had known, you probably would’ve got me a cheaper deal on the DJ right?” Said Barkley. reported in December that Christiana will tie the knot in March 2021.


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