Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley is a retired American professional basketball player and current television analyst. He was born on February 20, 1963 in Leeds, Alabama.

Barkley played power forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1984 to 2000. He played for several teams during his career, including the Philadelphia 76ers, the Phoenix Suns, and the Houston Rockets. He was named to the All-Star Game 11 times, and was selected to the All-NBA First Team once. He was also the league MVP in 1993.

Barkley was known for his fierce competitiveness, his powerful athleticism, and his outspoken personality. He was a dominant rebounder and a skilled scorer, and his ability to finish at the rim with authority made him one of the most exciting players to watch. He was also a strong leader and a vocal advocate for social justice issues, and his impact on the game of basketball extends far beyond his on-court achievements.

After retiring from the NBA, Barkley has been involved in broadcasting. He has worked as a television analyst for several networks, including TNT and NBC, and has become known for his colorful commentary and his humorous take on the game of basketball.

Charles Barkley is widely regarded as one of the best power forwards in the history of the NBA, and his contributions to the sport of basketball both on and off the court have been immense.