First off, it’s b.s. that Nirvana added that Pat Smear guy and never let Barkley join the band. Look at how happy they made him!
Second, here we get a much firmer understanding of why six-foot-seven Krist Novoselic wound up playing bass in Nirvana and not forward in the NBA. He got boxed out of his own band by Charles Barkley. And while it’s unreasonable to expect anyone of any size to compete for positioning with the Round Mound of Rebound, Novoselic just stands there looking dumbfounded as grinning Barkley steps between him and his bandmates. Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain are pretty obviously embarrassed for him.