Charles Barkley spent 15 years in the league playing on three teams (Sixers, Suns, Rockets) and collected 11 All-Star nods, a 1993 NBA Most Valuable Player award, and is a two-time inductee into the Hall of Fame.
But basketball isn’t the only thing he is famous for.
A popular player with both fans and media for his outspoken and sometimes controversial comments, Barkley made the All-Interview Team the last 13 seasons he was in the NBA. Those skills carried over after he retired to TNT, where he has been an analyst since 2000.
Barkley Has Always Had A Huge Personality
Barkley appears on the NBA on TNT and Inside The NBA with Ernie Johnson Jr., Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal and the show is wildly popular largely in part to Barkley and Shaq’s interactions.
Sometimes things get a little heated and they argue – like they did in January over LeBron James’ comments regarding the Cavaliers’ front office:
The TNT crew has a heated discussion surrounding LeBron James' recent comments 😁 pic.twitter.com/YbsmP8LWxP
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 27, 2017
And sometimes, well, things like this go down:
Moments Like This Are What Keeps People Watching
But Shaq isn’t the only person Sir Charles has butted heads with.