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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 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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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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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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July 16, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
HER CRYSTALLINE, sky-blue eyes probably caught your attention before you even read these words. CBS3's Eyewitness News team has a permanent replacement for former traffic reporter Bob Kelly , who moved over to work the roads for Fox 29 in October. Enter Meisha Johnson , who starts Monday. Johnson drove more than 1,100 miles from Minneapolis to Philadelphia, and she'll soon appear on "Eyewitness News This Morning. " This frees up Vittoria Woodill , a freelancer, to do other projects for the station, including CBS3's "Down the Shore" segment, which airs from a different beach town every Thursday.
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July 16, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
HER CRYSTALLINE, sky-blue eyes probably caught your attention before you even read these words. CBS3's Eyewitness News team has a permanent replacement for former traffic reporter Bob Kelly , who moved over to work the roads for Fox 29 in October. Enter Meisha Johnson , who starts Monday. Johnson drove more than 1,100 miles from Minneapolis to Philadelphia, and she'll soon appear on "Eyewitness News This Morning. " This frees up Vittoria Woodill , a freelancer, to do other projects for the station, including CBS3's "Down the Shore" segment, which airs from a different beach town every Thursday.
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June 7, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia boxer Bernard Hopkins said that his next fight - most likely in October - win, lose or draw will be his finale. "It will be my last fight," Hopkins, a 50-year-old surefire Hall of Famer, said Friday. "I'm doing it on my terms because I want to go out on my own terms. And I'm not asking for that right; I'm exercising that right. " Hopkins, the only fighter in history to hold all four sanctioned middleweight belts and to have defended them a record 20 times, had more to say. Hopkins sounded like Charles Barkley when the 76ers star said on the radio in 1991 that "Philadelphia is a racist city.
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May 14, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
I'm not paid to be a role model. ... Parents should be role models.   - Charles Barkley   The suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, winner of the last Super Bowl and a virtual lock to one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is the latest development in an ongoing conversation about cheating in sports, and even Americans who are uninterested in athletics should pay attention. The National Football League on Monday suspended Brady for the first four games of next season for orchestrating or knowing about a scheme to deliberately deflate footballs, making them easier to throw during last season's AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts.
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March 18, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
AUSTIN, Texas - At SXSW Interactive, which has attracted more than 30,000 from all over the world, real business was getting done in conference rooms and hotel bars all around the Texas capital. The SXSW Accelerator, an invitation-only tech start-up competition, took place over the weekend at the Hilton, and it had a decidedly Philadelphia flavor. But on the streets and in the Austin Convention Center, in keeping with the Internet philosophy that anything involving a cute animal will sell, there was no shortage of tech businesses putting a furry face on their clever idea.
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February 25, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
One didn't lead directly to the other, the family tale of how Charles Barkley was one of the first people to hold a newborn Corey Hawkins in the hospital, and Barkley's hospital touch had nothing to do with Corey developing a great shooting touch or Corey eventually becoming one of the great current three-point shooters in NCAA hoops. Except there is a tie. That hospital was in Philadelphia and Barkley was there because the baby was the son of his teammate and friend, Hersey Hawkins.
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February 19, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
ONCE UPON a time - January 1992 to be exact - there were rumors the Sixers were about to trade Charles Barkley to the Lakers for James Worthy and Elden Campbell. It never happened, but just the thought of it was enough to drive Barkley to drink. "I get a call from my agent one morning and he said, 'Philly has traded you to the Lakers,' " Barkley told Sports Illustrated. "So I went to lunch and started drinking. I'm [bleeping] so excited that I am going to the Lakers. "Three hours later I get a [bleeping]
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January 16, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
CHARLES BARKLEY will never be a spokesman for Gamblers Anonymous, but he insists he has changed his wagering ways. "I was gambling for too much money," Barkley told website CampusInsiders.com. "You can never break the casino. I went to Vegas a bunch of times and won a million dollars in a weekend. Probably 10 times. But I also went to Vegas and lost a million three times that much. Every time I went to Vegas, my goal was to win a million dollars, so I'd get up $300,000, $400,000, $500,000, and then lose it all and the million, so I quit for 2 years.
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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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