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Overview (4)

Born in Leeds, Alabama, USA
Birth NameCharles Wade Barkley
Nicknames Sir Charles
The Round Mound of Rebound
Height 6' 4½" (1.95 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charles Barkley was born on February 20, 1963 in Leeds, Alabama, USA as Charles Wade Barkley. He is an actor and writer, known for He Got Game (1998), Space Jam (1996) and V.I.P. (1998). He has been married to Maureen Blumhardt since February 9, 1989. They have one child.

Family (1)

Spouse Maureen Blumhardt (9 February 1989 - present)  (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Bald Head
His frequent use of the word "Terrible"

Trivia (16)

Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Announced that he would enter the Hall as a Philadelphia 76er.
He was voted one of the NBA's fifty greatest players of all time.
NBA MVP with the Suns in 1993, led them the NBA finals
Attended Leeds High School in Leeds, Alabama, a small suburb just outside of Birmingham. One of their outdoor basketball courts carries the name "Charles Barkley Court" in his honor.
Played three seasons at Auburn University before leaving early for the NBA draft.
Nearly made the 1984 US Olympic basketball team, but was cut on the final day by coach Bob Knight for making snide remarks about Coach Knight "wearing his granddaddy's shoes."
Shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding, in 1986-1987.
Wore number 34, his college number, for most of his career with Philadelphia and Phoenix, but switched to 32 in his last season (1991-1992) with the 76ers as a tribute to Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who was forced to retire before that season due to being HIV positive.
Played 16 seasons in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers (1984-1985 to 1991-1992), Phoenix Suns (1992-1993 to 1995-1996), and Houston Rockets (1996-1997 to 1999-2000).
Member of the 1992 (Dream Team) and 1996 gold medal US Basketball team.
Only player on the original U.S. Olympic "Dream Team" of 1992 whose NBA team finished the previous season with a losing record and out of the playoffs.
His best friend is Michael Jordan. They were born only three days apart.
Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ma. on September 8, 2006. Other inductees included Dominique Wilkins and Joe Dumars.
Arrested on suspicion of DUI on December 31, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Doing color commentary for TNT [2002]
Named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team prior to the beginning of 2021-2022 season.

Personal Quotes (8)

I'm not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models.
I'm a mad dog whose only concern is winning.
Just because you say something doesn't make it controversial, and it doesn't make you a bad person. We're not all supposed to think alike.
One reason ck people are] never going to be successful as whole is because of other black people.
We're brainwashed into thinking if you're not a thug or an idiot, you're not black enough.
[defending corporal punishment] Whipping - we do that all the time.
[on Kevin Durant's shooting abilities] I just don't think you can win a championship shooting jumpers
[on the backlash he received after the comments he made about Isaiah Thomas crying during a game about his sister's passing]I want to address something that really bothered me, I heard that all these nitwits, fools, idiots were complaining what I was saying about Isaiah Thomas the other night making me uncomfortable. Number one, I don't care what you all think. I don't care what your mom and daddy think either, just for the record. But to insinuate what I was trying to what I was saying, I'm uncomfortable talking about his pain and then going to basketball. For all you nitwits, scumbags, idiots, punks, to try to make that a story because y'all don't have ratings and use my name to draw ratings, don't do that. You don't have any talent, it's the simple fact, you don't have any talent. Let me be me

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