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  1. Charles Barkley's big break

    Henry Abbott

    A story I learned for the first time reading Michael Grange's new, large and surprisingly entertaining "Basketball's Greatest Stars" book: Passed over by most of the big-name schools, [Charles Barkley] caught the eye of an assistant coach at Auburn ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  2. Charles Barkley does (not) have a gambling problem

    Henry Abbott

    Charles Barkley tells GQ (a little PG-13): Yeah, I like to gamble. And I'm going to keep gambling. And I just have to tell people, if they don't like it, they can kiss my a--. F--- 'em. You know, I quit gambling for a while. But then I was like, 'Wh...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  3. Charles Barkley in photos

    Henry Abbott

    A great collection, including a favorite in which he seems to be inspecting a referee for lice....

    Blog | March 15, 2010
  4. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Not counting pre-season, but counting Team USA and the playoffs, Kobe Bryant has played 281 games since he last sat out with an injury. You want to blog about the Orlando Magic? Charles Barkley as a "Disco Barney" on a new web page with tons of v...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  5. Charles Barkley: Handle Me Not

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz What is it about the Tiger Woods story that fascinates us? Why are we tantalized by the prospect of his imperfection? Few public celebrities are more forthright about their imperfection than Charles Barkley, who calls Woods a fri...

    Blog | December 01, 2009
  6. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Charles Barkley's second favorite nickname, after the "Round Mound of Rebound:" "The Crisco Kid." I think "Ton of Fun" is pretty fantastic, too. Cub Buenning on SLAM's website, quoting Byron Scott about physical...

    Blog | April 23, 2009
  7. Charles Barkley's Re-Entry Interview

    Henry Abbott

    An amazing line: "I thought I did well on the sobriety test. But clearly not good enough." On NBA.com, Charles Barkley talks to Ernie Johnson about his recent drunk driving issues. Some other key points: "This is just my bad,...

    Blog | February 19, 2009
  8. Great Moment in Pranks on Manute Bol

    Henry Abbott

    That's not dinner. That's Rick Mahorn....

    Blog | September 12, 2008
  9. Brotherly Love for Allen Iverson

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jasner of the Philadelphia Daily News quotes Charles Barkley -- also an outspoken former Sixer who returned to play against his longtime former team -- on Allen Iverson's homecoming to Philadelphia: Barkley wanted out because he felt he didn't ...

    Blog | March 19, 2008
  10. "There is No Book on Choosing an Agent"

    Henry Abbott

    People like to take advantage of rich athletes. They always have. One reason they like to do that so much is because a lot of people have been successful at it. Many very wealthy athletes don't have the inclination to manage their own money, and are ...

    Blog | December 05, 2007
  11. Charles Barkley Arguing with Michael Savage

    Henry Abbott

    Being an NBA blogger is often inspiring. But from time to time, like any job, it can be disheartening. If I worked in politics, however, I think I could be WAY MORE disheartened. For one thing, what happens in politics is actually supposed to be impo...

    Blog | December 05, 2007
  12. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Oden had it bad when he was, essentially, stuck living on a bed in his living room. You could argue he has it worse now, as that living room is being shared with a puppy that is not house-trained. Oden blogs: "His name is Charles Barkley McLovin...

    Blog | September 25, 2007
  13. Charles Barkley's Hex on the Spurs is not Working

    Henry Abbott

    One of TrueHoop's most dedicated readers is a dude with no first name. Well, as much as he has a first name, it's NFN, which stands for "No First Name." His last name is Kalyan. (He's an amazing musical talent, as you can hear from checking out his w...

    Blog | August 30, 2007
  14. Charles Barkley: Bad Golfer

    Henry Abbott

    Good video evidence, including Tiger Woods doing a pretty good impersonation of a pretty bad swing. I'll tell you what impresses me though -- even with that House of Horrors swing, Barkley makes solid contact. I'm not a golfer, but what swing I have ...

    Blog | August 28, 2007
  15. Remembering the Dream Team

    Henry Abbott

    15 years ago today they won that gold in Barcelona. It was a great moment of American dominance. It was also a great inspiration to many of the international players who have grown up to contest, and effectively end, that same dominance. ...

    Blog | August 08, 2007
  16. All Hail Kevin Willis

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Willis joined the league in 1984. His draft class included guys who are now in front offices, on the bench, no longer close to their playing weight, or missing entirely from the NBA sphere: Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, John...

    Blog | March 29, 2007