Charles Barkley Speaker Profile
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 11 October 2016 | 5:20 pm
NBA analyst and former NBA player Charles Barkley was the keynote speaker at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill’s Sixth Annual Sports Awards Dinner that happened on September 26. The event was hosted by the NFI and the Ravitz Family Foundation and tickets sold for $100 per person to attend. It all began at 5:45 Read More
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