Charles Barkley

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Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley, 2008
No. 34, 32, 4
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1963-02-20) February 20, 1963 (age 56)
Leeds, Alabama
Career information
CollegeAuburn
NBA Draft1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Pro career1984–2000
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points23,757
Rebounds12,546
Assists4,215
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame

Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player and politician. Nicknamed "Sir Charles" for his aggressive and outspoken behavior and "The Round Mound of Rebound," for his unusual build and talent as a player, Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's most dominating power forwards. He is referred to as Chuck Barkley by many of his friends. Barkley had many nicknames over the course of his college and pro career, making him one of the basketball players, and persons, with the most nicknames. Some of the other nicknames include The Chuckster, The Chuck Wagon, The Prince of Pizza and Wide Load from Leeds. Barkley is regarded as one of the best rebounders in the history of the game. Many people view him as the greatest player who did not win an NBA championship during his career, although others argue for players such as Karl Malone, John Stockton and Patrick Ewing. Often considered the best power forward in the league (NBA), people did not agree with his totalitarian views. He is an analyst on the television show Inside the NBA.

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