SNEAKERS

Memory Lane: Vintage Nike Ads

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Now that I’m older and able to put it all in perspective, my indoctrination into the shoe game occurred early in life.

#SNL

Charles Barkley *Sports Metaphor* on ‘SNL’

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Assuming you forget about the “Work It”-like segment, the one featuring a MAN dressed as a WOMAN (wacky.

why god why?

Dear Saturday Night Live, Please Stop Making Us Hate Charles Barkley

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I ran into Charles Barkley at a bar in Orlando on my 30th birthday a few years back, as he was in town for the NBA playoffs, and I had two of my paid escorts attractive lady friends approach him and ask if he’d take a picture with me for my birthday and he said no.

weight watchers

What’s Worse: Weight Watchers Or The Atlanta Hawks?

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By way of <a href="http://awfulannouncing.com/">Awful Announcing</a> comes this charming clip the first quarter of Thursday's Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks game wherein Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and Sir Charles Five Buck Box It Rocks It Rocks Barkley discussing Weight Watchers, Dwight Howard and how sad the Hawks are while accidentally mic'd and on-air.

#FOX NEWS

Fox News Website Gives Up On Trying To Distinguish Itself From A KKK Newsletter

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In the past few months I've grown quite adept at ignoring the <a href="http://mediamatters.org/blog/201103170036">increasingly common, flagrant race-baiting</a> by certain aspects of the conservative noise machine, but I simply cannot ignore <a href="http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2011/08/05/obama-parties-chris-rock-jay-z-and-whoopi-while-rome-burns">this</a>, the top story on FoxNation.

POP A SHOT

Griffin Can’t Score if He Can’t Dunk

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On last night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live", L.

NIKE

NBA Round-Up: Nike Silenced Barkley?

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I suppose if half of your league's teams are losing ridiculous amounts of money, and things are even so bad that the league had to assume control of one franchise, considerable power could be transferred to the people who are still giving you a ton of cash.

SPORTS

When Charles Barkley Realized Michael Jordan Was The Better Player

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/25th-anniversary-of-michael-jordans-63-point-performance-in-boston-garden"> "If you ain't first, you're last." Long before said manifesto came to define Talladega Nights, my ninth grade history teacher ironically preached the same premise. Second place is never celebrated and playing to win is the only way to approach any obstacle in life, especially sports. The NBA, the one league where an individual megastar can turn the tides of a franchise, has become known equally as much for those who have reached the mountaintop as those who never capped off their career with the label of "champion." The record books speak volumes on the difficulty of achieving the feat. Throughout the past 30 years, <a href="http://www.nba.com/history/finals/champions.html">only eight teams</a> have captured the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

PHOENIX SUNS

Charles Barkley Confirms Dan Majerle was the Gay John Stockton

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Well, not in so many words, but of all the people in our God forsaken world to speak on the current wave of former and current NBA players and executives coming out as gay adults, it is Charles Barkley who speaks most rationally.

NBA

Barkley Chin Up and Jam!

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Sir Charles Barkley is an eleven-time NBA All-Star and a member of the original Dream Team, but he was never really a fitness role model.

VIDEOS

Charles Barkley To The Heat: “Quit Whining & B*tching”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=176027"> <a href="http://thestartingfive.net/2011/03/11/notes-from-tnt%E2%80%99s-coverage-of-the-nba-%E2%80%93-thursday-march-10-2011-barkleys-has-a-messge-for-the-heat/">The Starting Five:</a> Barkley has a message for the Miami Heat: “Listen, I like Dwyane (Wade) a lot and I like LeBron (James) a lot.

VANILLA ICE

1.12 The Cooler

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=160925"> Stephanie Santiago Charles Barkley Has A Problem With Tucker Carlson <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/01/charles-barkley-has-a-problem-with-tucker-carlson">[With Leather]</a> The Internet’s Tastemakers React To Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “H.

TUCKER CARLSON

Charles Barkley Has A Problem With Tucker Carlson

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Last week, Tucker Carlson’s spinning bowtie propelled him back into the news after he said that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should have been executed for his role in a dog fighting ring.

#COMMERCIALS

Dwyane Wade Wants Out Of Miami?

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/dwyane-wade-in-dominate-another-day"> Even NBA ballers know that social media can be a powerful and uncontrollable resource. Let one word get taken out of context and the whole ship can be sunk, eh <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/12/ray-allens-twitter-fail">Ray Allen</a>.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

This Week In Charles Barkley

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NBA Hall-Of-Famer and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley has opinions on stuff, and even when he's wrong, he's a fascinating listen.

TONYA HARDING

Iowa’s Leading Receiver Is A Kingpin?

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Iowa City police officers were conducting an investigation on 21-year old Brady Johnson near the University of Iowa this week when they uncovered quite the Hawkeyes football scandal.

#NETFLIX

12.3 The Cooler

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Mia Michelle 10 Other Rap Memoirs For Your Christmas List [RapFix] Indie Artists & Labels Grab 50% Of Grammy Nominations [Hypebot] Barkley On One-On-One With Obama: 'I'll Kick His [Rear]' [Yahoo] 5 Hip-Hop Myths, Debunked [The Urban Daily] Lil B Talks Jay Electronica Collabo, Apologizes [...].

THE COOLER

10.27 The Cooler

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=142943"> Jillisa Lynn Did Lil B Really Threaten To Rape Kanye West On Twitter? <a href="http://theurbandaily.com/music/theurbandailystaff2/did-lil-b-really-threaten-to-rape-kanye-west-on-twitter/">[The Urban Daily]</a> T.

NBA

Charles Barkley Still Talking About LeBron

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Charles Barkley is still the round sheriff of the round ball, as he continued to voice his opinion about LeBron James’ offseason antics, from his decision to do “The Decision” to his recent threatening Tweet about his “list.

#video games

The Unoffical NBA JAM All-Star Team

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There are few games that have seen the commercial success of NBA Jam.




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