Posted: March 12, 2004
On Saturday, March 20, Charles Barkley will become the 10th member of the Suns' Ring of Honor when his No. 34 is retired during halftime of the Suns-Bucks game. In honor of the big event, Suns.com is turning the tables on the always-opinionated personality, and asking some of his former teammates, coaches and opponents for their opinions and stories of Sir Charles.
Former Suns center Joe Kleine played with and against Barkley, and became a close friend and golf buddy of the Chuckster during his time with the Suns. One of the truly good guys in sports, Kleine spoke with Suns.com from his home in Arkansas, where he is now a radio analyst for Razorback basketball, on the impact Barkley had in Phoenix and throughout the league.
Suns.com: What are your memories of playing against Barkley before your time with the Suns?