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Barkley, Charles Wade

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Born: 1963 AD
Currently alive, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

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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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