1: Charles Barkley I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It Sloan Pennington
2: Charles Wade Barkley was born in Leeds Alabama. on February 20, 1963. He attended high school at Leeds High School and he later went on to attend Auburn University where he was named the SEC Player of the Year in 1984.
3: While at Auburn University the mega sized player concentrated more on rebounding than scoring, earning the nickname "Round Mound of Rebound." He remains among the top 20 scorers in Auburn history.
5: In the 1984 NBA draft the Philadelphia 76ers selected Barkley in the first round. In 1989, The Sporting News voted him Player of the Year. He played with the 76ers until 1992.
6: Barkley almost made the 1984 US Olympic basketball team, but was cut in the final day by Coach Bob Knight for making snide remarks about Coach Knight "wearing his grandaddy's shoes."
7: September 21, 1991 USA Basketball announced the "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics: Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, and John Stockton. The Dream Team defeated Croatia, 117-85, to win the Gold Medal at the Barcelona Olympics.
9: In 1992, Barkley was traded to the Phoenix Suns. He went on to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 1993. He led the team to the NBA Finals, but lost to the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan. In 1996, he was traded again to the Houston Rockets where he eventually finished his Hall of Fame career. | Barkley was voted one of the NBA's fifty greatest players of all time.
11: After retiring in 2000, he became an analyst for TNT's Inside the NBA, where his wit and willingness to criticize make for lively viewing. "I don't create controversies. They're there long before I open my mouth. I just bring them to your attention," Barkley once stated. While Barkley enjoys his job, he's also restless. He dreams of being a general manager for an NBA team. "That's next for me," Barkley said. "I've been doing this for 10 years. I'm going to need another challenge soon.