Charles Barkley, fully Charles Wade Barkley

Barkley, fully Charles Wade Barkley

American Professional Basketball Player and Television Analyst

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When I told Ernie (Johnson) about Soulja Boy he said, ?Is he in the Army??

You gotta tell Craig Sager to stop telling other people what I said. They don't need to know my business.

I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I'd work for the Klan.

I heard Tonya Harding is calling herself the Charles Barkley of figure skating. I was going to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized I have no character.

I told him I'm gaining weight and I can lose weight, but he's always going to be ugly. I am not going to jump him on TV because there'll be witnesses. If I beat him up, it's going to be in a dark alley somewhere. The truth is, I'm going to have to get bigger clothes or start hanging out with fat people to look skinnier.

If you go out with a girl and they say she has a great personality, she?s ugly. If they tell you a guy works hard, he can?t play a lick. Same thing.

Jerry Krause must have pictures of his boss's wife having sex with a monkey.

No, but I have a couple people working for me who did.

Thank goodness. I just hope she doesn't start before I go in the Hall of Fame. That way, I won't have to kill anybody before I get inducted.[ On his 17-year old daughter not dating yet]

This place is a trip. The people here are very neat, very friendly and very well dressed, but you can't stay here for long. Things cost too much. If you're an alcoholic, this is a good place to come because a beer can cost you $40. You can't afford to be a drunk here.

When I was recruited at Auburn [university], they took me to a strip joint. When I saw those titties on Buffy, I knew that Auburn met my academic requirements.

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.

I can?t screw up Alabama? We are number 48 in everything and Arkansas and Mississippi aren?t going anywhere.

I know I'm a fat, old has-been, but there's no way an old man of 67 can outrun me. It's impossible!

I want to be a politician. I think I understand how the system works, I think a lot of politicians are corrupt, and it's about time we put some people in there who are going to look out for the majority of the people instead of the rich people.

I'm a mad dog whose only concern is winning.

Just because you say something doesn't make it controversial, and it doesn't make you a bad person.

Of course he is the first NBA player from Finland, he's the only person in Finland.

That is starting to hurt my feelings. I don?t mind skinny people making fun of me, we all do that, but I don?t want fat people making fun of me.

This place? Nothing positive. OK, I want to say something positive. It?s positively a dump.

When you said it, I thought you bet me he was gonna get 19 points in one WEEK, but you said he was gonna get 19 points in one GAME!

You know the Lakers don?t want any of that physical play. They are like my stomach? a little soft.

I can't believe we're talking about high school guys being good in the NBA when they average six points a game. I could do that right now, and I ain't touched a basketball in a couple of months.

I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.

I was going to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I have no character.

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American Professional Basketball Player and Television Analyst