Charles Barkley is taking time to shout-out a woman who’s charitable contribution made a great impact on his life … his high school prom date.
We got Barkley in NYC and asked him who he went to prom with … and not only did he remember, he reminisced about the woman he says showed “mercy” on a short little nobody named Charles.
The woman’s name is Amy Shorter … and TMZ Sports was actually able to track her down and ask her about the date … which Barkley says was the only one he had during high school.
“I only have great things to say about Charles, we were just teenagers at the time … I was just a sweet little sophomore who was thrilled to be asked to the prom by my friend, a big sweet senior.”
Seems like there’s still a flame there … we’re just sayin’.