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Charles Barkley

Basketball Player

Charles Wade Barkley is an American former professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Nicknamed "Sir Charles" and "The Round Mound of Rebound", Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's (NBA's) most dominating power forwards. He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team.… Read More

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  • Charles Barkley Ignores His Own Doctor's Orders And Visits Craig Sager In The Hospital
    LATimes - Sep 02, 2016
  • Charles Barkley Says Team Usa Too Reliant On Isolation Players
    ABC News - Aug 17, 2016
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    Review: A Critical History Of The Olympic Games Racism, Sexism, And Doping Very Much Included
    Huffington Post - Aug 07, 2016
  • Kobe Bryant's Historic Career
    Wall Street Journal - Apr 13, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Barkley.


1963 Birth Born on February 20, 1963.


1983 20 Years Old He joined a veteran team that included Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Maurice Cheeks, players who took Philadelphia to the 1983 NBA championship. … Read More
…  He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 5th pick of the 1984 NBA draft. … Read More
1986 - 1988 2 More Events
1989 26 Years Old 1 More Event
During the 1989–90 season, despite receiving more first-place votes, Barkley finished second in MVP voting behind the Los Angeles Lakers' Magic Johnson. … Read More
1990 27 Years Old …  His outspoken and aggressive play, however, also caused a few scandals; notoriously a fight with Detroit Pistons center Bill Laimbeer in 1990, an event which drew a record total $162,500 fine, and the infamous spitting incident.
1991 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He was frequently involved in on- and off-court fights and sometimes stirred national controversy, as in March 1991 when he spat on a young girl while attempting to spit at a heckler, and as in 1993 when he declared that sports figures should not be considered role models. … Read More


As a result of severe back pains, Barkley began to speculate his last year in Phoenix during the 1993–94 season. … Read More
1996 33 Years Old 1 More Event
The trade to the Houston Rockets in the 1996–97 season was Barkley's last chance at capturing an NBA championship title. … Read More
1997 34 Years Old The 1997–98 season was another injury-plagued year for Barkley. … Read More
The 1999–2000 season would be Barkley's final year in the NBA. … Read More


2004 41 Years Old On March 20, 2004, the Phoenix Suns honored Barkley as well by retiring his jersey and including him in the "Suns Ring of Honor".
In recognition of his achievements as a player, Barkley was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. … Read More
2007 44 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In July 2007, he made a video declaring his support for Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.
In February 2008, Barkley announced that he would be running for Governor of Alabama in 2014 as an Independent.
2009 46 Years Old …  On February 19, 2009, Barkley returned to TNT and spent the first segment of the NBA pregame show discussing the incident and his experiences. … Read More
2011 48 Years Old 1 More Event
During a 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day double-header on TNT, Barkley responded to a statement by Dr. King's daughter Bernice by saying, "People try to make it about black and white. … Read More
He also served as a guest commentator for NBC's coverage of the NFL Wild Card playoffs on January 7, 2012; the same night he hosted Saturday Night Live, which is taped next door to the Football Night in America studio in Manhattan's GE Building.


2013 50 Years Old In 2013 Barkley also expressed his agreement with the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. … Read More
2014 51 Years Old 1 More Event
He noted, "I can't run until 2014...
2015 52 Years Old As of 2015, he has the 11th highest PER in NBA history. … Read More
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