Charles Barkley Speaker Profile
NBA Legend and Sports Analyst
Charles Barkley Biography
Charles Barkley was born February 20, 1963 and is a retired professional basketball player and aspiring politician. Nicknamed "Sir Charles" for his aggressive and outspoken demeanor, 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 was selected to both the All-NBA First Team and All-NBA Second Team five times and once named to the All-NBA Third Team. He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. In 1993, he was voted the league's Most Valuable Player and during the NBA's 50th anniversary, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games and won two gold medals as a member of the United States' Dream Team. In 2006, Barkley was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Barkley was popular with the fans and media and made the NBA's All-Interview Team for each of his last 13 seasons in the league. He was frequently involved in on- and off-court fights and sometimes stirred national controversy, as in 1993 when he declared that sports figures should not be considered role models. Short for a power forward, he used tenacity and strength to become a dominant rebounder. He was a versatile player who could score, defend, rebound, and assist. In 2000, he retired as one of only four players in NBA history with 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists.
Since retiring as a player, Barkley has had a successful career as an Emmy Award-winning color commentator on basketball. He works with Turner Network Television (TNT) as a studio pundit for its coverage of NBA games. In addition, Barkley has written several books and has also shown an interest in politics; in October 2008, he announced that he will be running for Governor of Alabama in 2014.
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Posted on 7 August 2014 | 5:41 pm
NBA legends Scottie Pippen and Charles Barkley team up in the latest Foot Locker commercial to teach NBA star James Harden about the importance of having a "short memory". In the commercial James Harden asks Barkley if he has any advice for him so that he can start the season off fresh. Barkley tells him that he's starting out well by wearing his footlocker gear, but that if he really...[Read More]
Posted on 23 March 2014 | 3:02 pm
NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley stars in a new golf-themed Advertising Campaign for CDW. In their new commercial, Barkley is now the so-called “client golfer” who helps Gordon & Taylor bring on new clients by always managing to lose golf games and let the client win. The former Philadelphia 76er was also featured in CDW's campaign last spring that aired during the...[Read More]
Posted on 22 January 2014 | 10:02 pm
NBA Hall of Famer and television super star Charles Barkley will be a part of Jay Leno's highly anticipated final week of hosting NBC's "The Tonight Show." Barkley, who will be making his 24th appearance on the show on February 4, is one of Leno's favorite guests and is always an entertaining interview. Barkley is an 11-time NBA All-Star who retired in 2000 after a 16 year NBA-career....[Read More]
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