Charles Wade Barkley is an American former basketball power forward.
1963 - Born 20th of February in Leeds, Alabama.
1984 - Left Auburn a year early to begin playing in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers.
1990 - Became involved in a few scandals, notoriously a fight with Detroit Pistons center Bill Laimbeer.
1991-1992 - Wore number 32 instead of 34 in honor of Magic Johnson.
1992 - Won the Olympic gold medal with the U.S. Dream Teams and 1996 Games.
1993 - Named Most Valuable Player of the NBA.
- Barkley was featured in a controversial Nike television commercial, which centered on him saying the phrase, "I am not a role model".
1996 - NBA's 50th anniversary, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
2003 - Ranked #19 in SLAM magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time.
2006 - Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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- "The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not."