He is an NBA legend, an all-star and a member of the Hall of Fame. He has said public things that would make one cringe and he has written books purely to be heard. He is loud, proud and is one big walking quote
He is Charles Barkley.
One of the most famous and notorious basketball players of his time, Barkley dominated the courts as a power forward. Barkley began his career with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1984, and after eight seasons was traded to the Phoenix Suns prior to the 1992-93 campaign. After four seasons in Phoenix, he was traded to the Rockets in August 1996.
He won the NBA’s MVP Award in 1993, is a five-time All-NBA first team selection, and was a member of 11 All-Star teams. He was also named to the 50 Greatest NBA Players of all time.
He was the leading scorer for the gold medal-winning 1992 Olympic Dream Team and the 1996 Olympic team, and has been on the NBA All-Interview First Team several times. Barkley is 13th all-time in NBA scoring, and joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history with more than 23,000 points, 12,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists.
He also had no problem expressing his feelings on opposing players, teammates, referees and even team officials throughout his career. There were no boundaries to “Sir Charles” and there still isn’t today.
After he retired in early 2000, Barkley joined TNT as an analyst for the ’00-01 season. Now, Barkley gets to express his opinions on a weekly basis during the NBA season. A passion for the dramatic, Barkley has criticized and chastised current players like Kobe Bryant, the current and future state of the NBA, and has even made comments such as: “Oklahoma is no place for black people.”
What can anyone say really say, but: he is Charles Barkley.
Career Stats: Charles Barkley
Regular season stats, extended stats, playoff stats, all star stats, and college stats for Barkley’s career.
Some of the best quotes ever to come out of Sir Charles’ mouth.
Charles Barkley NBA Biography
A detailed year-by-year biography on Barkley’s career in the NBA.
Charles Barkley Bio with Photos
Barkley trivia, detailed career bio, photos, awards and links to websites.
News and Commentary
Barkley Admits Gambling Addiction
This is a blog from The Sports Report, The National Sports Blog about Barkley’s inner struggles with gambling.
Barkley says gambling has cost him $10
ESPN first broke Barkley’s gambling addiction on May 5th.
Ball Boy gets Royal Treatment
Charles Barkley’s off collar remarks and statements are well renowned. Find out what kind of person Barkley really was off the court.
Hall of Fame: Charles Barkley
Hall of Fame story about Barkley, Dominique Wilkins, Joe Dumars and Geno Auriemma at ESPN.com.
Barkley in TV Land
Great article by USATODAY about Barkley’s musings on TV and some funny behind the scene quotes on his antics.
Reggie Miller: "Gonzaga. That's my dark horse."
Charles: "They ain't that dark."
"I guess $123 million doesn't go as far as it used to." – On the New York Knicks payroll.
"He needs to give that team a Bible. Only God can help them. They're terrible." – On Phil Jackson handing out books to his team.
"Wow, all that money and he dresses like Craig Sager." - After seeing Mark Cuban wearing an ugly blue jacket.