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September 4, 2008 | By PHIL JASNER, jasnerp@phillynews.com
CHARLES BARKLEY says Donovan McNabb has never received the credit or respect from Eagles fans he deserves. Doubts he ever will. Barkley understands what a love/hate relationship with Philadelphia fans can be like. He spent his first eight NBA seasons with the 76ers. He played hard, played aggressively, said what he thought, didn't always think before he said it. Heard from everybody, at both ends of the spectrum, so to speak. But he was out and about then, and still is. Sixteen years after leaving the Sixers, completing his career with the Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets, he still maintains a home in the area.
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March 27, 1993 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
"I don't look at myself as a peacemaker," Charles Barkley was saying earlier in the season. "I look at myself as an intimidator. Intimidation is important in this sport, and I can intimidate as well as anybody in this league. " Contrary to his tough talk, Barkley, the former 76er who'll lead the Phoenix Suns into tomorrow's nationally televised game against his old team at the Spectrum (Channel 3, noon), did, in fact, attempt to serve as a peacemaker during Tuesday's brawl-marred 121-92 rout of the visiting New York Knicks.
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May 26, 1993 | Daily News Wire Services
Leave it to Charles Barkley to do the unexpected. On the day the Sixer-turned-Phoenix Sun was announced the landslide winner in the NBA's Most Valuable Player voting, Barkley said he might just retire after this season. Barkley, speaking at a news conference, said the MVP award was an honor but would not mean as much as a championship. And if the Suns win the title this year, their star forward wouldn't rule out leaving the game. They have a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference final with Seattle.
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March 16, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
While 76ers general manager Tony DiLeo continues to figure out what to do with Andrew Bynum - known as "Plan A" since being dubbed so by DiLeo a few weeks back - Sixers legend Charles Barkley has some advice. Pass. "They are in a dilemma now," Barkley said by phone Thursday. "I wouldn't give Andrew Bynum any money if I'm running the team. I'm not going to take that chance. " Barkley, a Hall of Fame player who works for Turner Network Television as an analyst on its Inside the NBA show, is preparing for his role as an analyst during the NCAA tournament.
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February 3, 1991 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Staff Writer
The team doctor says you have to rely on the patient. The team trainer holds his breath on every drive down the lane. And Charles Barkley himself isn't even sure he's doing the right thing. Despite the uncertainty - and the anxiety of some members of the organization - Barkley returned to action for the 76ers on Friday night after almost three weeks, and he says he'll play again this evening against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis (Channel 17, 6:05). "There are no guarantees," Barkley said.
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February 8, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
15th in a Series of 25 THE FAT KID from Leeds did all right for himself. Charles Barkley, once a 300-pound curiosity, went from Alabama to Springfield, Mass., in what seemed like one giant lunge. He is one of the greatest players to ever play the game and will easily appear on a Sixers' Mount Rushmore. But try thinking of an iconic moment that captured him, that defined him. After all, most of his wow moments were not the ones you would want to be remembered by, like spitting on a little girl in New Jersey (with whom he became friendly later on)
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March 28, 1993 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nearly a full year has sprinted downcourt and out the tunnel exit since Charles Barkley removed his 76ers jersey, issued a few more ultimatums and left the Spectrum for the last time as the greatest blessing/curse in the history of Philadelphia sports. Time goes by on a fastbreak, leaving little opportunity to look around. So while the Sixers have been schlumping toward their worst record in two decades, there's a lot we've been missing from Charles Barkley. He's been out there on Golf Standard Time, saying the same kinds of things that decorated his eight seasons in Philadelphia and doing some of the same kinds of things.
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February 12, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
CHARLES BARKLEY has an opinion on just about everything. And, apparently, a short memory. On Monday, Barkley appeared on the "Dan Patrick Show" and said that Lakers center Dwight Howard should tell off meddlesome teammate Kobe Bryant. Bryant has said on several occasions that Howard should stop complaining about playing with a shoulder injury. "He should have already told Kobe Bryant to shut the hell up by now, or [tell him he's going to] kick his ass" Barkley said. "He should have done that by now because, as a man, there's only so many times you can call me out publicly.
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December 5, 2014
THE BILL COSBY saga had a built-in local angle. While Cos no longer lives here, he hung out at Temple and the Penn Relays so often it was like he never left. In the court of public opinion, the death of Michael Brown is the flip side of the Cosby story - Cosby is crucified while Brown is canonized - but the Brown story lacked a Philly local angle until Charles Barkley jumped in with his size-16 feet. Although Cosby hasn't been charged with anything, let alone convicted, it's hard to believe he's a lamb.
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December 2, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
FRED BARNETT, Roy Green and Charles Barkley turned around Jordan Matthews' season without ever speaking to him. They left that to someone better qualified. Barkley played for the Sixers during Barnett's time as an Eagle (1990-95). Barkley ran into Jackie Barnett, Fred's ex-wife, in August. She told Sir Charles about her new focus as an Elite Athlete Coach; that she intended to train athletes' minds and bodies through a hybrid approach that fuses yoga practices and mental coaching.
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October 31, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
FOR MANY, the start of the NBA season conjures images of acrobatic slam dunks, magical passes and even some trash-talking. For us it means the return Charles Barkley, who is the best reason for watching TNT's "Inside the NBA. " You'll never know what he'll say, as was evident in a recent interview he did with Richard Deitsch, senior editor at Sports Illustrated. Asked about how the NFL has handled domestic abuse, Barkley answerd: "They dropped the ball on this domestic violence thing.
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October 30, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
EXPECTATIONS are low for the Sixers, who open their season against the Pacers tonight. Which makes leafing through Sports Illustrated's coffee-table book, "Basketball's Greatest," a nice distraction. The Sixers are well-represented in the book, which ranks the 10 best players and coaches in numerous categories. Best shooting guard goes, of course, to Michael Jordan. But Allen Iverson is ranked sixth, ahead of George Gervin (seventh) and Oscar Robertson (eighth). Larry Bird is named best small forward, followed by LeBron James and Julius Erving.
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July 11, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
I F YOU ASK Charles Barkley's opinion - on anything - he gives it. Yesterday, in an appearance on Cleveland's 92.3 The Fan, the former Sixer was asked his thoughts on Johnny Manziel, the ex-Texas A & M quarterback who was drafted by the Browns in May. "The only problem I have with Johnny Manziel is him and his friends are always taking pictures," said Barkley. "You should never take selfies of yourself doing anything that can be considered stupid . . . Most of his pictures are selfies and that tells me he's just too immature to handle the fame thing right now. " This is the same Barkley whose spit aimed at a heckling fan landed instead on a little girl.
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May 9, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
TOMMY LASORDA doesn't mince words. The former Dodgers manager recently took a swing at V. Stiviano, while addressing the Donald Sterling racism scandal. Lasorda, a Norristown native, told WPBF in West Palm Beach that he wasn't surprised by Sterling's taped comments, which got the the Clippers owner banned from the NBA. "I've been a friend of that guy's for 30 years," Lasorda said. "It doesn't surprise me that he said those things. And he shouldn't have said it. He just hurt himself by talking too much and doing things he shouldn't be doing.
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April 18, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DONOVAN MCNABB spent Wednesday night in a Maricopa, Ariz., jail. But, unlike Charles Barkley, he didn't get to meet Joe Arpaio, who bills himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff. " McNabb was released from one of the county's detention facilities yesterday after serving a 1-day sentence for a misdemeanor DUI arrest last December. "I have had other high profile athletes who have been incarcerated with no problems," Arpaio said in a statement yesterday. "And this latest athlete follows that same pattern.
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March 13, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SOMEWHERE CBS sports producers are cringing. The NCAA Tournament starts up next week, which means the return of Charles Barkley to the studio. Chuck has been on board since 2011 when CBS and Turner struck a deal to carry the tournament until 2024. As usual, all 67 games will been televised by CBS, TNT, TBS or TruTV. This year, Barkley will be on the New York set with Ernie Johnson, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith. And, as any Sixers fans know, things can get interesting with Barkley in the house.
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November 1, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
IMAGINE YOU are on a park bench and this guy sits next to you and begins to talk. He tells you he was there that night in Hershey when Wilt scored 100, tells you he even had the 100-point ball in his possession before he wrapped it in a bunch of towels and stuffed it in The Dipper's gym bag. You nod and smile a patronizing smile. And then he starts to tell you about that time on the White House lawn, when he was again in charge of the ball, this one signed by every member of the 1983 NBA champion Philadelphia 76ers, how he was just doing his job when President Reagan came out, took the ball from him, clowned around and shook his hand.
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November 1, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Millman touched many people's lives during a half-century of service to the 76ers. Many of the greatest names in franchise history returned to honor him Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center against the Miami Heat. Among the former Sixers on hand were Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Moses Malone, Billy Cunningham, Bobby Jones, Darryl Dawkins, and Doug Collins. In a pregame ceremony, the Sixers dedicated their locker room to Millman, a longtime equipment manager who had several jobs with the team over the years.
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