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16 Facts About Charles Barkley

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Charles Wade Barkley is an American retired professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.

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Nicknamed "Chuck", "Sir Charles", and "The Round Mound of Rebound", Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's most dominating power forwards.

The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 5th pick of the 1984 NBA draft.

The 1984 NBA draft was the 37th annual draft of the National Basketball Association.

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He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team.

The All-NBA Team is an annual National Basketball Association honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season.

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He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991.

The NBA All-Star Game is a basketball exhibition game hosted annually by the National Basketball Association, matching the league's star players from the Eastern Conference against their counterparts from the Western Conference.

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In 1993, he was voted the league's Most Valuable Player and during the NBA's 50th anniversary, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History were chosen in 1996 to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association.

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He competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games and won two gold medals as a member of the United States' "Dream Team".

A gold medal is a medal awarded for highest achievement in a non-military field.

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Barkley is a two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, being inducted in 2006 for his individual career, and in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team".

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Barkley was popular with the fans and media and made the NBA's All-Interview Team for his last 13 seasons in the league.

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He was frequently involved in on- and off-court fights and sometimes stirred national controversy, as in March 1991 when he spat on a young girl while attempting to spit at a heckler, and as in 1993 when he declared that sports figures should not be considered role models.

A role model is a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people.

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Short for a power forward, Barkley used his strength and aggressiveness to become one of the NBA's most dominant rebounders.

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He was a versatile player who had the ability to score, create plays, and defend.

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In 2000, he retired as the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists.

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Since retiring as a player, Barkley has had a successful career as a television NBA analyst.

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He works with Turner Network Television alongside of Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson as a studio pundit for its coverage of NBA games and is a spokesman for CDW.

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

CDW Corporation, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is a provider of technology products and services for business, government and education.

TNT is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

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In addition, Barkley has written several books and has shown an interest in politics; in October 2008, he announced that he would run for Governor of Alabama in 2014, but he changed his mind in 2010.

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