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Barkley, Charles Wade

Born: 1963 AD
Currently alive, at 55 years of age.
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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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