Charles Barkley

Outspoken Charley Brakley is an outstanding basketball player. He always played on small forward and on center positions. He is one of the most controversial basketball players of history. He gave his 16 years services as a basketball player. Now he is retired player and currently working as analyst at NBA network.

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Early life

Charley Barkley is an American national who lives in Alabama. He was born on 20th of February 1963. Now he is 53 years old man. He did his early studies from Leeds high school. From the school life he played basketball. As he was shorter height of 5 feet 10 inches taller and was not stood to play in varsity team, after summer his height listed as 6 feet and 4 inches and got chance to play in varsity team. For some years he did not get much attention as a player but while attending Auburn University his head coach appreciate him and said him “a fat boy plays like a wind”. While in college Barkley played three seasons of collegiate basketball. Soon he became a famous player of basketball at college level.


6 feet and 4 inches tall basketball player having fat body and is an outspoken man who played outstanding on basketball ground. He whenever enter the ground, pleased his fans with his brilliant game. In the field he never passes the ball to other but dribble it through the opposite point. He has aggressive personality. For his aggressive personality, he had to face heavy fine while spitting on his fan face.

Married life

An American franchise basketball player is a married guy. He married to Maureen in 1989. The couple together has one daughter who was born in the same year they married.


Barkley has 16 years successful career as basketball player. He got retirement from basketball in 1986 and got title of “franchise player”.

Charley happily left Auburn team to work hard to play in Philadelphia 76ers. He was selected by NBA draft 1984. In 1991-92 he played his final year as Philadelphia 76ers player. In the 1992-1993 seasons Barkley played for “Phoenix Sun”. He played outstanding which was fruitful for Charley and Sun’s both. During 1993-94 seasons he got severe back pain. He was selected for All-star games but unable to play because of bad health. 1995-96 were the last seasons playing for Sun’s. In 1995-96 he was traded to play for “Houston Rockets”. He joined “Veteran team”. The team was lined up with the most valuable NBA players named “Hakeem” and “Clyde”. The seasons 1999-2000 were the final years of Barkley with NBA.

After the last season Barkley announced retirement and enjoyed the tag of best basketball player.

Despite NBA player, Charlie played basketball in Olympics in 1984. “Dream Team” in which Charlie was playing got unbelievable success. The team won match by 8-0 from opponent team.

After retirement Barkley is currently working as game analyst at TNT. He also works off and on for NBA.

He gave very short appearance in television series “Suits”.

Charlie also wrote some book from his life history named “I May Be Wrong, But I doubt it” released in 2000.

Barkley featured in some of the sports video games.


Barkley announced 3 best players in the history of NBA. He got many honors some of them are:

· Barkley won two gold medals as United States men’s team of basketball in 1992 and 1996.

· Leagues most valuable player award

· MVP honor 1993

Barkley is one of the best basketball players of America. He is an outspoken person. He played as NBA player. He on one hand has aggressive personality but on other hand he is an excellent player on the field. He gave his16 years in basketball field and retired getting honor of “Franchise player” of basketball.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 20 Feb, 1963
Age: 57 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Leeds
residence: United States of America
Education: Auburn University
Gender: Male
Description: American basketball player
Net Worth 2021: 50 million
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Last Modified: Mar 27 2023
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