Charles Barkley: Owens 'selfish' for skipping Hall of Fame ceremony
Justin Sullivan / Getty Images News / Getty

Charles Barkley thinks former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens is making the wrong decision by not attending next month's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The NBA Hall of Famer called out Owens during an appearance on "NFL Total Access" on Friday.

"I think Terrell is selfish. He's doing the wrong thing," Barkley said. "Listen, he should have been a first ballot Hall of Famer, but those other guys, Cris Carter, who waited longer ... I mean, listen, once you're in the Hall of Fame, you're in the Hall of Fame. The writers, they're jealous of some of these guys, I understand that, but T.O. has to be a bigger man."

Related: Owens won't receive individual spotlight at HOF ceremony

Owens announced last month that he would be giving his speech at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, rather than Canton after being snubbed twice by Hall of Fame voters.

Charles Barkley: Owens 'selfish' for skipping Hall of Fame ceremony
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!
OH MY GOODNESS, @darealmike_dub! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ 📺: @nflnetwork #SE...
Williams dominates corner for outstanding TD grab!
.@DmoeSwagg23 is in his bag! 🔥 #SEAvsLAC
David Moore putting on a clinic for Seahawks
What goes up, must come down... with @AnthonyMiller_3. #CHIv...
Miller reaches over Broncos defenders to haul in 1st-down catch
Welcome to the @NFL, @astronaut. 🙏 #CHIvsDEN
Chubb introduces himself to Trubisky, NFL
WOW, @Jaboowins! That's a @Buccaneers TOUCHDOWN. #TBvsTEN
Winston escapes several times, throws jump ball for TD!
Taywan Taylor (@SilentGrind2) to the HOUSE! TOUCHDOWN, @Ti...
Taylor turns on the jets, goes untouched on 47-yard TD!
Are you serious, @ChidobeAwuzie?!?! 😱😱😱 #CINvsDAL 📺: @n...
Cowboys' Awuzie enters the matrix with stunning pick
Oh no Blake Bortles wyd? 🤦🏾‍♂️ Harrison Smith with the ea...
Harrison Smith pulls in a gift from Blake Bortles
Welcome back, @JOSH_GORDONXII!
Flash back ⚡
This season, we're doing it for Tony.
R.I.P. Coach 🙏