03/13/2013 03:08 pm ET Updated Mar 18, 2013

Charles Barkley Reveals How He Concealed Vaseline In His Belly Button During NBA Games (VIDEO)

During his heyday, Charles Barkley was known for his aggressive style of play on the NBA court. However, while Sir Charles was battling it out for rebounds for his three teams--the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and the Houston Rockets--many are unaware of his game-time beauty secret.

During a recent appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" the 50-year-old hall of famer revealed his technique of how he would apply Vaseline during game play to prevent his lips from becoming chapped and store it in his belly button. No, we're not kidding.

“The brothers will understand. There’s nothing worse than a black man with big crusty lips,” he admitted.

“There’s nothing worse than that. So I couldn’t carry a Chapstick with me during the game so I would pack my navel with Vaseline…and I didn’t tell anyone, but Karl Malone said, ‘Man what are you doing?’ I said, ‘Man, I’m getting some Vaseline out of my navel.’”

Check out the rest of Barkley’s amusing revelation in the clip above.