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Charles Barkley
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Power forward
Personal information
Born February 20, 1963 (1963-02-20) (age 56)
Leeds, Alabama
Career information
College Auburn
NBA Draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Pro career 1984–2000
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 1x NBA MVP (1993)
  • 11x NBA All-Star (1987-1997)
  • 5x All-NBA First Team Selection (1988-1991, 1993)
  • 5x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1986-1987, 1992, 1994-1995)
  • 1x All-NBA Third Team (1996)
  • 1985 NBA All-Rookie Team
  • 1x NBA All-Star Game MVP (1991)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • 1984 SEC Player of the Year
  • 1980's SEC Player of the Decade
Career statistics
Points 23,757
Rebounds 12,546
Assists 4,215
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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. 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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