Charles Barkley is a retired American professional basketball power forward born in 1963 in Leeds, Alabama. Barkley is a basketball analyst for TNT and was selected 5th in the 1984 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft . He played 16 seasons in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets. During his career, he made the All-NBA 11 times and was an 11 time NBA All-Star. He also earned 1993 NBA MVP honors and was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Barkley participated in the Summer Olympics twice and won two Gold medals. In 2006, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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