April 21, 1994 |
Charles Barkley has decided - again - that he's retiring after this season, championship or no championship. This time, he insists it's official. "I'm retiring either way," Barkley told the Phoenix Gazette. "It's time. I've made up my mind. You can write whatever you want. You've got me for two more months and then that's it. I'm out of here. " Asked if anyone could change his mind, he said, "No. I'm serious. " Barkley has said several times this season might be his last.
March 14, 1994 |
Charles Barkley looked healthy again. To the Phoenix Suns, that meant more than yesterday's 100-93 victory over the host Orlando Magic. Barkley, in his best performance since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for 17 games, scored 30 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the Suns, who also got 30 points from Kevin Johnson. "This was the first game since he's been back that he looked like Charles Barkley," Phoenix coach Paul Westphal said. "Now I hope he can bounce back.
August 31, 2004 |
Former NBA superstar Charles Barkley is under investigation by Philadelphia police after a woman alleged that he fondled her one of her breasts early Friday in an Old City nightspot. "We did receive a complaint accusing Charles Barkley of possibly being involved in an indecent-assault incident at Club 32?," said Police Inspector William Colarulo. "The incident is being investigated by Philadelphia police, but I just want to stress that he is not being charged with any crime at this point, that the incident is still under investigation.
August 31, 2004 |
Philadelphia police are investigating a complaint alleging former Sixers star Charles Barkley groped a woman at an Old City night club early Friday. "We did receive a complaint alleging that Charles Barkley may be involved in an indecent assault allegation at 32 degrees at 16 S. 2nd St.," police Inspector William Colarulo said yesterday. "The complainant reported the incident to police at 1:20 a.m. on Friday Aug. 27. We are in the process of investigating it. There are no charges.
February 2, 1991 |
Purists and box-score mavens would probably just talk about the defense, and the 76ers had plenty of that last night. They nearly shut down the Phoenix Suns, one of the most explosive offensive teams in the league, on the way to a 96-89 win at the Spectrum. It was the kind of helping-out team defense that coaches live for. But this was not a night for X's and O's running silently across a blackboard. Spotlights don't seek out the perfect trap or the defensive positioning that forces good teams to take bad shots.
March 20, 2002
I ENJOYED John Ziegler's article on Charles Barkley (OpEd March 11), but his ire was focused on Charles' assertion that the Augusta National Golf Club was guilty of "blatant racism. " Aren't we missing a major point? How can someone be outraged over an accusation levied against a country club that probably none of us will ever visit - yet make no mention of Charles' ignorant and stereotypical statement that "Every black kid thinks the only way he can be successful is through athletics"?
March 31, 1994 |
Dametri Hill is one of the mysteries of nature. He looks more like the Michelin Man than the skilled power forward he has become. The Florida sophomore tips the scales at 286 pounds these days, a lot less than he weighed a year ago, yet he moves with the agility of a dancer. Hill's girth allows him to rumble with the toughest of players beneath the basket, yet his shot is expertly soft. He is one of those odd components that have helped the Florida Gators make their surprising debut as a Final Four team.
June 16, 1988 |
Sixers owner Harold Katz said yesterday that he had no intention of trading Charles Barkley, despite what the all-star forward said on national television Tuesday night. Interviewed during CBS' telecast of Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Pontiac, Mich., Barkley said he expected the Sixers to trade him during the off-season. Barkley, who has seven years remaining on an eight-year, $13 million contract, said he believed the team's management was unhappy with him because "they want me to be an all-American boy, and I'm not. " In a telephone news conference yesterday, Katz said that he had spoken with Barkley by telephone earlier in the day and indicated that the team's leading scorer and rebounder might have been upset because he believed the Sixers were attempting to trade him. Katz said he wouldn't dream of trading Barkley unless the Sixers could get Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Akeem Olajuwon or Magic Johnson.
February 20, 1992 |
The NBA trading deadline will pass this evening and, according to general manager Gene Shue, so will the Sixers. "We're not doing anything," Shue said yesterday. Now, would this man tell an untruth to the good people of Philadelphia? We'll know by 9 p.m. It's not that the Sixers haven't explored their options, should they decide to stay with the same cast that has led them to a 25-27 record. They have listened to offers for superstar forward Charles Barkley. But, the way they tell it, they found none of them to their liking.
July 16, 1998 |
Charles Barkley began by calling Allen Iverson a "brat. " Then, he warmed up. Barkley, appearing last night on Comcast SportsNet with Michael Barkann, pulled very few punches. And landed more than a few. Barkley doesn't approve of Iverson's choice of friends. Thinks the Sixers' point guard needs to lose them, especially after two of them, driving in Iverson's $138,000 Mercedes-Benz, were arrested last Friday following an alleged drug deal in Virginia. "His responsibility is to his family and the team," Barkley said.