Charles Barkley lost weight because he was worried about being lifted in a chair for the traditional Jewish hora at his daughter's wedding

"Look, I need all the Jewish people on deck, brother," Chuck said to Jimmy Kimmel over the chairlift. "Because I can't get that thin until Saturday, man." Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP
Charles Barkley is losing weight for his daughter's wedding so he can attend the Hora.
The Hora is a traditional Jewish festival dance in which party guests are lifted onto a chair.
Barkley - known as "the round hill of rebound" - is 6-foot-6 and about 250 pounds.
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Charles Barkley is looking forward to his daughter's wedding this weekend, but he's a little worried about one aspect of the ceremony.
Charles Barkley rides a horse. REUTERS / Steve Sisney
In an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" This week the Basketball Hall of Famer and the current host of "NBA on TNT" had a chat about preparing for his only child's big day. Ahead of his 32-year-old daughter Christiana Barkley, who married entrepreneur Ilya Hoffman on Saturday, Barkley said he worked "really hard because they seem to have to pick me up in a chair."
The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Barkley and his family are expected to take part in the Hora - a traditional Jewish festival dance that lifts partygoers onto a chair - with the Jewish Hoffman and his family.
"Look, I need all the Jewish people on deck, brother," said Barkley. "Because I can't get that thin until Saturday, man. It's like I'm a soldier, hands on deck."
Charles Barkley (left) talks to Michael Jordan. AP Photo / John Swart
Aside from his understandable concern about his upcoming chair move, the 11-time NBA All-Star said he was excited for the wedding and looked forward to welcoming Hoffman and his relatives into his own family because "they are amazing people".
"Hopefully this is the only one too," said Barkley. "I promised [my daughter] that; it has to work because this is the only one I'm paying for."
Check out Barkley's full interview with Kimmel below:
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