Height: 6'6"

BORN: February 20, 1963

COLLEGE: Auburn University

DRAFT: 1984; Round 1, 5th Overall Pick














Sir Charles

Charles Barkley used his power, tenacity, and skill to become one of the greatest low-post players ever. “Sir Charles” led the NBA in rebounding in 1986-87 and spent his first eight seasons in Philadelphia after being selected with the fifth overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft.

With his long list of post-basketball career accomplishments, including a successful television career, it’s easy to forget what a force Barkley was in his time in Philadelphia. He averaged 23.3 points and 11.6 rebounds per game while garnering four All-NBA First Team selections with the Sixers.

Additionally, Barkley is a two-time gold medalist for USA Basketball, Barkley led both teams in scoring. As part of the 1992 “Dream Team”, he averaged 18 points across eight games, and in 1996, he averaged 12.4 over 7 international contests.



AWARDS + Recognition

1 time NBA Most Valuable Player

Unfortunately for the 76ers, Barkley’s MVP campaign came in the 1992-93 season, his first as a member of the Phoenix Suns. He became the third player in league history to win Most Valuable Player honors in the season immediately after being traded; the others being Wilt Chamberlain and Moses Malone.

11 time NBA All-Star

All 11 of Barkley’s NBA All-Star selections came in consecutive seasons from 1987-1997. Playing in 9 games, he averaged 12.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and shot nearly 50% from the field.

1 time NBA All-Star Game MVP

Barkley won NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1991 with the annual game being held in Charlotte, NC. He scored 17 points, grabbed 22 rebounds, and recorded four assists in a 116-114 Eastern Conference victory. He was one of two Sixers to be named to the All-Star team that year, along with Hersey Hawkins.

11 time All-NBA Team

In his 16-year NBA career, Barkley racked up 11 All-NBA recognitions in 11 consecutive seasons. He was named to the All-NBA First Team five times (1988-91, 1993), the All-NBA Second Team five times (1986, 1987, 1992, 1994, 1995), and the All-NBA Third Team one time (1996).

1 time NBA Rookie of the Year

Barkley was selected fifth overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1984 NBA Draft and named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team following a freshman season in which he averaged 14 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He was joined on the First Team by Michael Jordan and Akeem (Hakeem) Olajuwon.

1 time Rebounding Leader

The “Round Mound of Rebound” claimed his lone regular season rebounding title in 1987 when he averaged 14.6 per game, with 5.7 offensive rebounds and 8.9 defensive rebounds. Amazingly, his single game rebounding record didn’t come until 1996 when he grabbed 33 as a member of the Rockets.

3 time IBM Award Winner

The NBA’s IBM Award was given to players from 1984-2002 and was sponsored and calculated by technology company IBM to measure a player’s statistical contribution to his team. Barkley won in three consecutive seasons from 1986-88.

2 time NBA Anniversary Team

Barkley was selected to both the NBA’s 50th (1997) and 75th (2022) Anniversary teams. He, along with Moses Malone, represent the teams with the third- and fourth-most players recognized, respectively, having played for both the Sixers and Houston Rockets.

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