The Time: Halftime of the Rising Stars Game with Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Karl Malone and Charles Barkley
The Getdown: Charles Barkley is asked by Erine Johnson what its like to play against The Mailman in the All Star game (this after Sir Charles is shown being stuffed by Malone in an All Star game of past). Charles goes off on his typical "let me tell you something" rant telling a story of how his Mom is like Malone's mom and vice versa (same thing he told Shaq on Thursday night). Malone starts telling a story of how Barkley is a neat freak and keeps a lot of Vaseline around for his lips. Charles smiles and starts laughing in gentle embarrassment. Malone then drops a tractor-trailer size bomb on us and says Barkley used to keep Vaseline in his NAVAL during games. HIS NAVAL. Can't make this shit up. Sir Charles had the same admitting, gentle embarrassment he had during the first revelation and that is reason enough for da club to confirm it's 100% legitimacy. Sir Charles Barkley, the Round Mound of Rebound, used to find it so necessary to grease his lips during games that he stowed Vaseline in his belly button.
As Benny the Jet said, one of the best nights in NBA history.