March 2, 1995
For Bill Conlin (column Feb. 13) to compare Charles Barkley's remarks to those made by Al Campanis and Jimmy the Greek is ludicrous! Barkley makes stupid statements as often as Conlin writes stupid, inane columns (very often). To put any serious thought and feeling into what Charles says speaks to how empty a life one must have. If you choose to take his remarks seriously, you must say he is speaking his personal feelings toward a race of people. Campanis and the Greek, on the other hand, attacked the abilities, competencies and mythical physiological aspects of a race of people.
April 16, 1999 |
Struggling for a toehold in the playoffs, the 76ers needed a diversion. Charles Barkley obliged. The Houston Rockets forward and well-known former Sixer - opining in the April 19 edition of Sports Illustrated about "bad basketball and bad players and young guys whose memories are too short" - went on to say this about Allen Iverson: "Take Iverson. I can't stand that guy. He has to show up for practice every day. He has a responsibility to cut the crap and not have some drama with the coach every week.
February 28, 2012 |
AS THOUGH dudes weren't already jealous a few years ago when former NBC10 anchor/reporter Jamison Uhler was dating then-Fox 29 anchor Kerri-Lee Halkett , we can now report that Uhler is seeing NBC10 meteorologist Sheena Parveen . Play on, Playa. Uhler, who now works at the ABC station in Tampa, Fla., met Parveen when she was worked in her native Tampa last year. The pair began dating a few months before Parveen started at NBC10. Sources say Uhler has been up here to visit her a few times since.
January 16, 2015 |
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.
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.
October 17, 1990 |
The legend continues. On his 28th birthday, 7-7 Manute Bol did not kill a lion, he merely made the Minnesota Timberwolves feel like so many lambs. Ten, count 'em, 10 blocks in the 76ers' 102-96 preseason victory in the first game played in the Timberwolves' new home, the Target Center. "I wish he was (illegal)," Wolves forward Tyrone Corbin said. "He's an asset beyond what anyone thinks he is. Every time you're on the floor, you're looking for him. One jump shot I had, I didn't even see him - until he blocked it, that is. " Said Bol, who has twice led the NBA in blocks: "The 10 blocks aren't that important.
October 6, 1990 |
Jim Lynam remembers the foul Charles Barkley took against Cleveland's Craig Ehlo in the first round of last season's playoffs. Barkley slammed Ehlo, a lithe shooting guard, hurling him to the floor in the lane. "Charles knows what I thought about that," said Lynam, the 76ers' coach. "He knows what I would have called if I had had a whistle. "Sayonara. " That's what the NBA said about unnecessarily violent fouls during the preseason league meetings in Florida. The league fathers passed a hard-foul rule, with vice president of operations Rod Thorn stamping it "the Barkley rule.
December 7, 1996 |
And now a word about the NBA . . . "What people have to realize is, there's a lot of [bad] teams in this league," Houston Rockets forward Charles Barkley told the Houston Chronicle this week. "There's a lack of talent in the league and that's why there's very few good teams. "Three-quarters of the league is terrible. You look at the Pacific Division and you've got four terrible teams. There's four teams in the Midwest that are terrible. In the Central, you've got four teams that are terrible, and Atlanta and Charlotte are inconsistent.
May 30, 1990 |
James Andrews, a noted sports surgeon, will examine Sixers forward Charles Barkley's aching right shoulder tomorrow. If Andrews concurs with the medical assessment of team physician Jack McPhilemy, Barkley will undergo arthroscopic surgery to shave away bone spurs within the next two weeks. The consultation will take place in Birmingham, Ala., where Andrews, who has operated on Philadelphia athletes Mike Schmidt and Tim Kerr, has his practice. Barkley has been troubled by pain in his shoulder for more than a year, and the condition became acute in the recent playoffs.
June 9, 1993 |
I'd like to tell you this series is going seven and that the personal rivalry between Michael Jordan and his good friend, Charles Barkley, will live up to all the hype it is receiving. But the guess here is that the combination of Jordan and Scottie Pippen will be too much for the Suns to handle. The Bulls should win one of the first two games in Phoenix and then go on to finish off the Suns in six games. Look for Chicago to dominate the boards and hold Phoenix under 100 points at least three times.