Charles Barkley, fully Charles Wade Barkley

Barkley, fully Charles Wade Barkley

American Professional Basketball Player and Television Analyst

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I don't know anything about Angola, but Angola's in trouble.

I play ghetto golf -- I talk the whole time.

I'd never buy my girl a watch... she's already got a clock over the stove.

It ain't like we're curing cancer or anything, we're watching basketball.

My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, 'Hey, I'm rich'.

Poor people have been voting for Democrats for the last fifty years... and they are still poor.

The zoo crew? Must be a petting zoo. [On the Timberwolves' bench, nick-named 'The Zoo Crew']

We?re not all supposed to think alike.

You can talk without saying a thing. I don?t ever want to be that type of person.

I don't know what that gas is made of, but it can't smell any worse than Ernie Johnson 's gym bag.

I really don't eat that much. I just, more or less, tend to eat all the time.

If he can make Adam Sandler funny, then they should give him the Oscar right now. -- Barkley, on Jack Nicholson, nominated for About Schmidt, being paired with Adam Sandler in a upcoming movie.

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

My goals are to play the piano and get really, really, really fat.

Sam Cassell is a good guy, but he's not going to wind up on the cover of GQ anytime soon.

There are a lot of guys you want to fight and (Ron Artest) is not at the top of the list. He?s like down at 25.

Well, all I can say is that people know I?m not saying anything out of malice.

You can?t fake hustle. You either have to be into the game or not. Cleveland is trying to win the championship and Detroit has one foot in Cancun. They are packing up their stuff as we speak.

I don't need to be on TV. If I had a good agent, I'd be on Temptation Island. I wanna be around a bunch of naked-ass girls. That's just good television programming.

I remember sitting down with the Rockets and saying, ?Yeah. I?m going to retire.? They said, ?Well, we?ll give you $9 million.? And I said, ?You got a pen on you?'

If I had a body like that I?d walk around with my shirt off, too.

It?s tough to win a game when your coach is the toughest guy on your team.

My grandmother, who is my best coach ever, she?s not wrapped to tight up top?she used to call me after every game and if I didn?t play well she would say ?Boy, you are embarrassing the whole family.

Scottie Pippin? I thought he retired!

There's guys who go over to Europe and play overseas from America, and they dominate!

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American Professional Basketball Player and Television Analyst