NBA legend Charles Barkley delivered a thinly veiled jab to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Sunday night in response to reports that Thomas improperly received lavish gifts from a Republican megadonor.

During the popular «Gone Fishin'» segment on the TNT telecast, Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith admired the new graphic of the megayacht appearing behind the crew, and Barkley didn’t miss a step referencing recent accusations made against Tomas.

NBA great Charles Barkley is honored for being selected to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team at halftime of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on February 20, 2022 in Cleveland. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)

«This looks like the one Clarence Thomas was riding,» said the NBA hall of fame he said, «and I wasn’t telling anyone.»

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Barkley’s co-hosts didn’t seem to notice, and O’Neal apparently advanced on the segment.

His comments follow a ProPublica report earlier this month that said Thomas took fancy trips on yachts and private jets owned by Republican donor and Texas businessman Harlan Crow for decades without reporting them on financial disclosure forms.

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas has come under fire over reports that he failed to disclose gifts from a major Republican donor.

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas has come under fire over reports that he failed to disclose gifts from a major Republican donor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Supreme Court justices, like other federal judges, must file an annual financial disclosure report that asks them to list gifts they have received but provides exemptions for hospitality from friends.

Thomas issued a statement earlier this month saying he was not required to disclose those trips because «this type of personal hospitality from close personal friends, who had no business before the court, was not reportable.»

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, left, and Chief Justice John Roberts pose for their official portrait in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building on October 7. 2022, in Washington, D.C.

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, left, and Chief Justice John Roberts pose for their official portrait in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building on October 7. 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Democratic lawmakers have since called on US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to investigate.

“I have endeavored to follow that advice during my tenure and have always tried to adhere to the disclosure guidelines,” Thomas added in his statement. «These guidelines are now being changed, as new guidance was announced last month by the Judicial Conference committee responsible for financial disclosure for the entire federal judiciary. And, of course, I intend to follow this guidance in the future. «

Associated Press contributed to this report.