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Charles Barkley turns 50 on Wednesday, and his eventful life was celebrated in a program aired by TNT. The special, “Sir Charles at 50,” was funny and insightful, and it contained many stories Barkley shared about his life.
One of the best and lesser-known stories Barkley shared was about the time he went on a massive eating binge before the 1984 NBA Draft to discourage the Philadelphia 76ers from selecting him.
“The 76ers bring me in a month before the draft,” Barkley recalled to interviewer Ernie Johnson, “and I weigh 300 pounds.
“The Sixers bring me in and say, ‘We want to see how dedicated and motivated you are. We want to see you lose 10 pounds in the next month and get to 290.’”
Johnson asked if Barkley thought that would be easy, and he said, “Oh yeah, I thought it was easy.
“So I go down to Texas with my agent and play. I actually get down to about 285. Philadelphia wants me to stop [by] on my way to New York the day before the draft. I’m about 285 at this point. My agent says
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Did you hear that Michael Jordan turned 50? Of course you did, thanks to a week of ESPN using Michael Jordan’s birthday to sell commercials. Meanwhile, Charles Barkley turns 50 today and didn’t get a retrospective on the WWL.
There’s no mention of it that we can find on ESPN.com/NBA. It doesn’t help that The Round Mound of Rebound works for TNT. That usually means your 50th...
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Recently, TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley took a trip to Television Studios in Hollywood and stopped by "The Price Is Right".Prior to a taping of the actual show, Charles got the chance to play a pricing game to win cash for the audience.The catch was that each item had something to with Barkley himself and you'll see how he does in the below clip:
It’s celebrity week on the The Price Is Right, and what do you know?..Charles Barkley “came on down” to be the next contestant in a game with host, Drew Carey. Barkley had to guess the retail value of a few items from his past, including a “Look Who’s Talking Now” DVD (film he appeared in), Nike Air Max Barkley’s, and pal, Kenny Smith’s, 1988 Fleer basketball card.
Derrick Rose’s brother went off on the Bulls management about not making in trades and Charles Barkley said what everyone else was thinking.
It isn’t unusual for siblings and parents to speak up, but they are doing much more harm than good, so know your role and shut your mouth. You aren’t the star, so stop acting like one.
Charles Barkley showed up as part of ‘The Price Is Right’s’ second-annual “Celebrity Charity Week” alongside such luminaries as Demi Lovato and two of the four dudes from 98 Degrees, and while it’s cool to 1) be on ‘The Price Is Right’ and 2) win money for charity, what the hell is going on with ‘The Price Is Right?’I know Drew Carey took over and shrank, but...
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