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Photo: <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1167250/9/25/index.htm" target="_blank">S.I. Vault</a> Playing in a generation housing players like Magic, Bird and Jordan, how great of a player <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/charles-barkley" target="_blank">Charles Barkley</a> actually was often gets swept under the rug.
<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/gsp-barkley.jpg"></a>Two major points of interest here: 1.
Every few years, a TV network or a shoe company decides that sports guys should be super heroes.
The sports world is abuzz with the news that a Magic-Johnson fronted group broke the dang old bank in order to purchase the Dodgers for over $2 billion, which is a figure so absurd that it may as well be written like a comic strip character says cuss words.
His appearance on 'The Dan Patrick Show' might not have reached deeply into the complex heart of the Gregg Williams/New Orleans Saints bounty controversy, but one thing was made perfectly clear: if you go to the police with this, Charles Barkley is willing to murder you with a nail gun he bought at the Hardware Barn and drag your dead ass into a vacant building.
NBA fans pining for Ricky Rubio to toss an off-the-backboard alley-oop to Blake Griffin may get their wish granted well before the Spanish point guard ever becomes an All Star.
Now that I’m older and able to put it all in perspective, my indoctrination into the shoe game occurred early in life.
Assuming you forget about the “Work It”-like segment, the one featuring a MAN dressed as a WOMAN (wacky.
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.
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.
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.
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.
<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.
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.
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.
<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.