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  • 1960s

  • 1970s

    • 1974: For the first time since the 1974–75 season, however, the 76ers failed to make the playoffs. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
    • 1976: He became the third player ever to win league MVP honors in the season immediately after being traded, established multiple career highs and led Phoenix to their first NBA Finals appearance since 1976. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
  • 1980s

  • 1990s


    • 1990

      • 1990: His outspoken and aggressive play, however, also caused a few scandals; notoriously a fight with Detroit Pistons center Bill Laimbeer in 1990, an event which drew record fines,[21] and the infamous spitting incident. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.

    • 1991

      • March, 1991: During an overtime game in New Jersey, a courtside heckler had been yelling racial epithets throughout the game at Barkley. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • March, 1991: He was frequently involved in on- and off-court fights and sometimes stirred national controversy, as in March 1991 when he mistakenly spat on a young girl, and as in 1993 when he declared that sports figures should not be considered role models. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1991: He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1991: The 1991–92 season was Barkley's final year in Philadelphia. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1991: 1× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1991) - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.

    • 1992


    • 1993

      • 1993: As a result of severe back pains, Barkley began to speculate his last year in Phoenix during the 1993–94 season. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1993: As a player, Barkley was a perennial All-Star who earned league MVP honors in 1993. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1993: He was voted the league's Most Valuable Player and during the NBA's 50th anniversary, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1993: "Barkley was named Most Valuable Player of the NBA in 1993." - Charles Barkley, Wikiquote.
      • 1993: 1× NBA MVP (1993) - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1993: The always outspoken Barkley, however, continued to stir up controversy during the 1993 season, when he claimed that sports figures should not be role models. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1993: He stated, "A million guys can dunk a basketball in jail; should they be role models?" In 1993, his argument prompted national news when he wrote the text for his "I am not a role model" Nike commercial. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1993: 1993: Charles Barkley - Tyler Hill Camp, Wikipedia.
      • September 25, 1993: Charles Barkley was the guest host of Saturday Night Live on September 25, 1993, and performed a skit that parodied his Godzilla-themed Nike commercial by facing off against Barney in a one-on-one matchup. - Anti-Barney humor, Wikipedia.

    • 1995

      • 1995: He considered running as a Republican candidate for Alabama's governorship in the 1998 election. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1995: The 1995–96 season was Barkley's last on the Phoenix Suns. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • November 22, 1995: He earned his tenth appearance in an All-Star Game as the top vote-getter among Western Conference players and posted his 18th career triple-double on November 22. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.

    • 1996

      • 1996: The trade to the Houston Rockets in the 1996–97 season was Barkley's last chance at capturing an NBA championship title. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1996: At the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games, Barkley led the team in scoring, rebounds, and field goal percentage. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1996: "The NBA's 50th anniversary, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History." - Charles Barkley, Wikiquote.
      • 1996: Houston Rockets (1996–2000) - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • August 19, 1996: Traded by the Rockets with Robert Horry, Sam Cassell and Mark Bryant to the Phoenix Suns for Charles Barkley and a 1999 second round draft pick. - Chucky Brown, Wikipedia.

    • 1997

      • 1997: The 1997–98 season was another injury-plagued year for Barkley. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 1997: A clutch three-pointer at the buzzer by John Stockton over Charles Barkley in Game 6 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals sent the Jazz to the NBA Finals. - 1997 NBA Finals, Wikipedia.

    • 1999

      • 1999: In his final year in the NBA, Barkley's season and career seemingly ended prematurely at the age of 36 after rupturing his left quadriceps tendon on December 8, 1999 in Philadelphia, where his career began. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
  • 2000s


    • 2000

      • April 19, 2000: In a home game against the Vancouver Grizzlies, Barkley scored a memorable basket on an offensive rebound and putback, a common trademark during his career. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 2000: He retired as one of only four players in NBA history with 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 2000: Barkley wrote the foreword for Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly's book The Life of Reilly. In it, Barkley quipped, "Of all the people in sports I'd like to throw through a plate glass window, Reilly's not one of them. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • 2000: Since 2000, Barkley has served as a studio analyst for Turner Network Television (TNT). - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • October, 2000: "You know it's gone to hell, when the best rapper out there is a white guy and the best golfer is a black guy." - Charles Barkley, Wikiquote.

    • 2001

      • 2001: In recognition of his collegiate and NBA achievements, Barkley's number 34 jersey was officially retired by Auburn University on March 3, 2001. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.

    • 2002


    • 2004

      • March 20, 2004: The Phoenix Suns honored Barkley as well by retiring his jersey and including him in the "Suns Ring of Honor". - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • October 22, 2004: "Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names." - Charles Barkley, Wikiquote.
      • November 22, 2004: "Anytime a fan touches you, you have the right to beat the hell out of him." - Charles Barkley, Wikiquote.

    • 2006


    • 2007

      • 2007: Albert replied to Barkley, "I believe Dick would beat you in a footrace." In response to that remark, Barkley went on to challenge Bavetta to a race at the 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend for $5,000. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • July, 2007: I have to live there for seven years, so I'm looking for a house there as we speak."[66] In July 2007, he made a video declaring his support for Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • September, 2007: During a broadcast on Monday Night Football, Barkley announced that he bought a house in Alabama to satisfy residency requirements for a 2014 campaign for governor. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.

    • 2008

      • February, 2008: Barkley announced that he would be running for Governor of Alabama in 2014 as an Independent. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • May, 2008: The Wynn Las Vegas casino filed a civil complaint against Barkley, alleging that he had failed to pay a $400,000 debt stemming from October 2007. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • July, 2008: Once a 10-handicap golfer who could break 80, Barkley can no longer break 100 and finished last at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in July 2008. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • October 27, 2008: He officially announced his candidacy for Governor of Alabama in an interview with CNN, stating that he planned to run in the 2014 election cycle,[5] but he began to back off the idea in a November 24, 2009 interview on The Jay Leno Show. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • October, 2008: In addition, Barkley has written several books and has shown an interest in politics; in October 2008, he announced that he will be running for Governor of Alabama in 2014. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • December 31, 2008: Barkley was pulled over in Scottsdale, Arizona, for initially running a stop sign. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.

    • 2009

      • February 19, 2009: Barkley with more general-market advertising."[77] On February 19, 2009, Barkley returned to TNT and spent the first segment of the NBA pregame show discussing the incident and his experiences. - Charles Barkley, Wikipedia.
      • November, 2009: "You can't start a diet in the middle of the week, that's just stupid." - Charles Barkley, Wikiquote.
  • 2010s

    • January 9, 2010: "It's great to be hosting SNL again. I hosted sixteen years ago. Back then I was in great shape, I was coming off an MVP season with the Phoenix Suns - now, I play bad golf, drink, sometimes I get arrested." - Charles Barkley, Wikiquote.
    • January 9, 2010: The January 9, 2010, show hosted by Charles Barkley was delayed for 36 minutes when NBC's coverage of an NFL WildCard playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys ran late. - Saturday Night Live, Wikipedia.






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