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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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October 28, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
CHARLES BARKLEY is nothing if not unpredictable. On Monday, while doing a conference call for TNT about the upcoming NBA season, the former Sixers star turned analyst said "I'm picking the Knicks to make the playoffs. " Say what? Just nine months ago, Sir Charles said (jokingly we think) that if TNT aired another Knicks game, he'd quit. "They haven't drafted any good young players the last 10 years, and that's why they stink," Barkley said at the time. "They try to raid everybody else's free agents, and when they don't get free agents, they stink.
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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 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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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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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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August 19, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
Think you know Olympics' men's hoops? OK, Brazilian breath, here are 10 questions to separate those contending for gold from those left out in the cold. 1. The U.S. beat Canada in 1936 to win the first gold medal in a game disrupted by . . . a) TV commercials b) Nazi chants c) Rain C: Rain. The first basketball competition was held outdoors on a tennis court in a rainstorm. The United States beat Canada, 19-8. 2. Name the 12 players who made up the U.S.'s 1992 "Dream Team.
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August 3, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
THE TEEN CHOICE Awards took on a somber tone Sunday when Jessica Alba , Ne-Yo and teenagers related to shooting victims in San Bernardino, Newtown and Orlando, called for an end to gun violence. Good luck with that. Alba and singer Ne-Yo, who performed Marvin Gaye 's "What's Going On," asked the audience to stand and for everyone to post on social media using the hashtag #StopTheViolence. Apologies. We hadn't realized they hashtagged it. Justin Timberlake also brought seriousness to the otherwise silly ceremony when Kobe Bryant gave JT the show's version of a lifetime achievement award.
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June 22, 2016
SINCE MAY 17, the 76ers have known that they will be selecting first in Thursday's NBA draft. The thoughts of the front office since then have no doubt ranged from taking the best player, to taking a player of need, to trades and maybe even other places that we'll never know anything about. It is the first time since 1996 that the organization has held the No. 1 pick. Then, of course, there was little doubt who the selection was going to be, and Allen Iverson went on to have one of the most successful careers in franchise history.
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December 4, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
I was in Milwaukee the December night that Charles Barkley rearranged a heckler's nose during a brief street fight that took place after the guy followed Barkley out of a bar and challenged him to show how tough he was. This was before Twitter and Instagram, before Periscope and Meerkat. It was long before everyone carried a video camera in his or her pocket. Even a conscientious newspaper beat man, one painfully aware that Barkley required considerable monitoring, might not hear of such an incident until the next morning, when a hotel worker mentioned that the Milwaukee Police Department had come to collect Barkley before he checked out. Times change.
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October 28, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
CHARLES BARKLEY is nothing if not unpredictable. On Monday, while doing a conference call for TNT about the upcoming NBA season, the former Sixers star turned analyst said "I'm picking the Knicks to make the playoffs. " Say what? Just nine months ago, Sir Charles said (jokingly we think) that if TNT aired another Knicks game, he'd quit. "They haven't drafted any good young players the last 10 years, and that's why they stink," Barkley said at the time. "They try to raid everybody else's free agents, and when they don't get free agents, they stink.
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September 15, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
JULIUS ERVING, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson were among the former players who shared their thoughts on the passing of Moses Malone. Malone, who helped lead the Sixers to the 1983 NBA championship, died yesterday morning in his sleep in Norfolk, Va. He was 60. Doctor J tweeted that he was already dealing with the death of his high school coach at Roosevelt (N.Y.) High when he learned of Malone's passing. "Lost Coach Ray Wilson and friend Moses Malone this week," Erving wrote.
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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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