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Charles Barkley

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
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Profession: NBA Power Forward

United States of America

Why Famous: Established himself as one of the NBA's most dominating power forwards with the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets. In 1993, he was voted the league's Most Valuable Player, and was one of the most popular players among fans and media members.

Born: February 20, 1963
Birthplace: Leeds, Alabama, USA
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces

Married Life

  • 1989-02-09 NBA power forward Charles Barkley (26) weds legal aide Maureen Blumhardt in Elkton, Maryland

Historical Events

  • 1991-02-10 41st NBA All-Star Game, Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC: East beats West, 116-114; Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers, F
  • 1992-06-17 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns
  • 1992-08-08 The original US 'Dream Team' wins the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scotty Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing
  • 1998-01-14 Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge

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