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Charles Wade Barkley
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Basketball player; sports commentator
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Charles Barkley Fast Facts:
Was a reserve on his high-school varsity team during his junior year, and became a starter as a senior after a sudden growth spurt.
Played for Auburn University for three years and led the Southeastern Conference all three years in rebounding; was named the 1980s SEC Player of the Decade.
Was famously cut from the 1984 Olympic basketball team by coach Bobby Knight for gaining weight; later won gold medals in 1992 and 1996.
Was the fifth overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Named NBA MVP in 1993; played in 11 NBA All-Star games.
Is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding.
His No. 34 jersey was retired by Auburn, Philadelphia and Phoenix.
Selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history.
Upon his retirement in 2000, was one of only four NBA players to amass 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4000 assists.
First player from Alabama to be elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2006).
Became an NBA TV commentator upon retirement.
Nicknames include Sir Charles and the Round Mound of Rebound.
Charles Barkley Relationships:
Frank Barkley - Father
John Glenn Barkley - Brother
Johnnie Mickens - Grandmother
Darryl Barkley - Brother
Maureen Barkley - Wife
Charcey Glenn - Mother
Christiana Barkley - Daughter
Attended Auburn University, Auburn, AL
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