Charles Barkley, fully Charles Wade Barkley

Barkley, fully Charles Wade Barkley

American Professional Basketball Player and Television Analyst

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You can't even jump high enough to touch the rim, unless they put a Big Mac on it.[ On supersized Oliver Miller:]

I had to explain to my daughter why that skank Monica Lewinski has an hour special on HBO this weekend.

I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.

If I weren?t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.

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.

Next thing you're gonna tell me is that Robert Horry and Rick Fox are the Lakers best players. [After Kenny Smith declares Yao Ming is the best player on the Houston Rockets]

Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a couple weeks. I thought he was going to pull a spear on me.

They don't let many black people in the governor's mansion in Alabama, unless they're cleaning.

We're supposed to stop eating when he stops? But what if we're still hungry? He may have had a snack before he came over.

You don't wear Nike, it's going to happen. They gave him all that money to wear those cheap Filas. -- TNT's Charles Barkley, re: Grant Hill's foot injuries.

I have a rule whether a guy can play with me or not. Ron Artest can play with me, I always say I want tough guys who can play with me. Ron Artest can play with Charles Wade Barkley anytime, he?s a fox hole guy.

I think the problem with (Michael) Beasely is the three inches he lost between the college and the NBA. Beasley was 6?10 in college and 6?7 when he entered the NBA.

If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them.

It's kinda great to see the Celtics doin well again cuz that was so much fun in my day to go to the Boston Garden and they spit at you and throw things at you and talk about your mom. It sounds like dinner at Kenny Smith's house.

Nick, Nick, Nick - You're a good player, but you are a goof for giving up 26 million dollars. There ain't many black people that got a lot of money and if you give up 26 million dollars, you're just a stone idiot.

Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.

They say it about brothers, but I can guarantee everybody in Finland look alike.

What I try to do is, I just want the fans to enjoy the game.

You got to believe in yourself. Hell, I believe I?m the best-looking guy in the world and I might be right.

I have nothing against old people; I want to be one myself one day.

I think you have an obligation to be honest.

If there was 16,000 people there, i'll walk from here to Oakland.

I've been rich and poor. Being rich is better.

No matter how hard you work at your craft and no matter how successful you become, people just have to find something negative to hang on you. You can be the greatest ever at what you do, and people will still turn on you. Even with all the championships Michael Jordan has won, people say, Well, he's a great basketball player but he's not socially conscious. The bar is always being raised as you go. The rules are always being rewritten. There's aggravation that comes with that, but that's part of what makes triupmh so swett.

Stevie Wonder could make one of 23 shots. [On North Carolina missing 22 of its last 23 shots in losing to Georgetown in the NCAA tournament last weekend]

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American Professional Basketball Player and Television Analyst