Who is Charles Barkley?

Charles Barkley is a former professional basketball player who used to play as a power forward for the Houston Rockets in the NBA (National Basketball Association). He is currently an analyst for the NBA’s postgame show on TNT broadcasts, ‘Inside the NBA.’ Before retiring from his professional basketball career, Charles Barkley was a dominant power forward who went by nicknames like Sir Charles, the Round Mound of Rebound, and the Chuckster.

Quick Info 
Full NameCharles Wade Barkley
Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1963
Birth PlaceLeeds, Alabama, United States
Parent(s)Charley Glenn
Frank Barkley
ProfessionFormer Basketball Player, Analyst at NBA
SpouseMaureen Blumhardt
Age57 years
Height6 ft 6 in
Children1
Net WorthUS $50 million

His name got included 11-times in the NBA-All Star and 11-times in the All-NBA Team. Moreover, he was the NBA rebounding leader in 1987 and won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award in 1993.

Charles Barkley

Bio

Charles Wade Barkley was born on 20 February 1963 in Leeds, Alabama, to his mother, Charley Glenn, and Frank Barkley. He has a younger brother whose name is Darryl Barkley. Sorrowfully, his parents became separated while he was still young. His mother got remarried, and Charles got greeted with another more youthful brother, John Glenn. Under an unfortunate series of events, Charles lost another baby brother, Rennie, during his infancy and his stepfather in a car accident. Besides this, he is currently 57 years old with the zodiac sign of Pisces.

 

Nationality and Physical Stats

Charles Barkley holds an American nationality and regards the African-American race. Besides this, he stands at the height of 6 feet and 6 inches (1.98m/198cms) tall and weighs around 114kgs (252lbs). Charles Barkley has a pair of blue eyes with light brown hair color. He is currently bald.

 

Education

Charles Barkley completed his high-school from the Leeds High School situated in Birmingham, Alabama. For further studies, he studied at Auburn University, located in Auburn, Alabama. Charles was interested in basketball from a very young age and actively participated in school and college basketball programs. He earned himself a name during his school days despite his weight. Sonny Smith, a head coach of the Auburn University’s basketball team, stated that Charles Barkley played like the wind despite his big body size.

 

Personal Life

Charles Barkley dated and married Maureen Blumhardt in the year 1989. The couple got blessed in the same year with a daughter whose name is Christiana Barkley.

 

Social

Charles Barkley is not active on social media platforms. According to him, social media was for losers, so he did not use social media.

Charles Barkley

Career

College Career

Charles Barkley played basketball for the Auburn Tigers at Auburn University. He played for three seasons with the Tigers and won people’s hearts despite his immense size. He struggled with his weight and a shorter height but worked hard and won nicknames like ‘The Round Mound of Rebound’ and the ‘Crisco Kid.’ He was a great dribbler who used to take on the entire team and then end his run with the two-hand dunk.

He played with the junior squad, but he was listed in the senior squad list when his height increased. He still holds the field goal percentage record of 62.6% at Auburn University. He ended his college career with an average of 14.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.7 blocks per game with 68.2% of field goal shooting.

 

NBA Career

Charles Barkley got selected on the fifth pick of the very first round in the NBL Draft of the year 1984 by the Philadelphia 79ers. In the 1984-1985 season, he had an average of 8.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 14.0 points per game. In the 1985-1986 season, he had an average of 12.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, career-high 2.2 steals, career-high 1.6 blocks, and 20.0 points per game.

In the 1986-1987 season, he had an average of career-high 14.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.5 blocks, and 23.0 points per game. In the 1987-1988 season, he had an average of 11.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 blocks, and career-high 28.3 points per game. Moreover, he also held the smallest player’s record to lead the rebounds and the most offensive rebounds in half and a quarter during the season. In the 1988-1989 season, he had an average of 12.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.9 blocks, and 25.8 points per game.

Likewise, in the 1989-1990 season, he had an average of 11.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 25.2 points per game. In the 1990-1991 season, he had an average of 10.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 27.6 points per game. In the 1991-1992 season and the final season with the Philadelphia 79ers, he had an average of 11.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 23.1 points per game. 

Charles Barkley transferred from the Philadelphia 79ers to the Phoenix Suns for the 1992-1993 season, and in that season, he had an average of 12.2 rebounds, career-high 5.1 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 25.6 points per game. In the 1993-1994 season, he had an average of 11.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 21.6 points per game. Likewise, in the 1994-1995 season, Charles had an average of 11.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.7 blocks, and 23 points per game. In the 1995-1996 season and the Phoenix Suns’ final season, he had an average of 11.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 23.2 points per game. 

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley signed a contract with the Houston Rockets for the 1996-1997 season, and in that season, he had an average of 13.5 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 19.2 points per game. In the 1997-1998 season, he had an average of 11.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.4 blocks, and 15.2 points per game. In the 1998-1999 season, Charles had an average of 12.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 16.1 points per game. In the 1999-2000 season and the final season before his retirement, he had an average of 10.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.2 blocks, and 14.8 points per game.

Charles Barkley ended his professional NBA career with an average of 11.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 22.1 points per game. He has also represented the United States’ national team in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games and won two gold medals.

 

Achievements

Charles Barkley has won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award of the year 1993. He was in the NBA All-Star for 11 times and in the All-NBA First Team five times. Charles was the NBA rebounding leader in 1977. He has won three gold medals in the men’s basketball of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, men’s basketball of the 1996 Olympics, and men’s basketball of the 1992 FIBA Americas Championship in Portland.

 

Net Worth

Although retired, Charles Barkley is still famous in the basketball world, and this fame has earned him a handsome amount of money. As of 2020, Charles Barkley has an approximate net worth of $50 million.

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