Charles Barkley is a former professional basketball player. But currently, he is an analyst on Inside the NBA. Born on February 20, 1963, Barkley became among the best in the NBA. He came into the league after playing college basketball for Auburn University. He first played in NBA in 1984, when he was drafted with the fifth overall pick by Philadelphia 76ers.
Barkley played eight seasons for the Sixers, four seasons after that for Phoenix Suns. Later, he ended his career playing four seasons with Houston Rockets.
His nicknames are “Chuck”, “Sir Charles” and “the Round Mound of Rebound.”
Barkley usually played in the power forward position with jersey no 34. In 2019, the Sixers honored Barkley with a statue of him outside their practice facility.
Charles Barkley married Maureen Blumhardt in 1989. The couple has a daughter together named Christiana.
NBA Most Valuable Player (1993)
11× NBA All-Star (1987–1997)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1991)
5× All-NBA First Team (1988–1991, 1993)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
NBA rebounding leader (1987)
No. 34 retired by Philadelphia 76ers
Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor
No. 34 retired by Phoenix Suns
Celebrity net worth estimates the net worth of Charles Barkley as $40 million. However, he had earned his peak salary in his final season at Houston Rockets, where he got $9 million. Unfortunately, Barkley lost a significant amount of wealth in gambling. Moreover, he had once lost $2.5 million in under six hours playing blackjack.
Barkley’s endorsements include some popular companies. However, he has strong views on endorsements. Notably, in a Nike commercial, Barkley stated he was not a model. In addition, he asked the youth to look up to their parents as models, rather than athletes. He has also endorsed other major brands, including Coca Cola and McDonald’s.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Barkley announced a relief fund to provide financial assistantship to hospital staff in need.
He has previously made huge donations to colleges. As a result, he contributed $1 million to Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition, he donated $1 million to Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta.
Charles Barkley isn’t active on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. However, you contact him through his website. To talk to Barkley, drop a message to his website:
|Teams played||Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets|
|Listed height||6’ 6”|
|Listed wight||114 kg|
|Endorsements||Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Nike, Right Guard, T-Mobile|