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Charles Barkley receives 53 dozen donuts for 53rd birthday (vid)


On Saturday, Charles Barkley will turn the ripe old age of 53. To help celebrate the big event — albeit a few days early — the wisenheimers among his “NBA on TNT” colleagues decided to pull an fast — and fattening — one on the man lovingly once referred to as the “Round Mound of Rebound.”

An unsuspecting Barkley was escorted into a room where 53 (!) dozen Krispy Kreme donuts were awaiting him.

“What are we gonna do with all these donuts?” Barkley asks. Well, duh.

Barkley’s love of donuts is legendary. But his passion donuts of the Krispy Kreme variety knows no bounds, as evidenced by this infamous quote from Sir Charles: “There’s only one donut and that’s Krispy Kreme.”

And how. And here’s why.

But that wasn’t the only time that donuts served as a discussion-worthy topic during a taping of “Inside the NBA.” To wit:

At least none of the videos featured Barkley pantomiming eating churros, because, um, well, awkward.

Happy 53rd birthday to Charles Barkley. May there be many, many more.