Charles was able to become an NBA All-Star nine times.
Charles totalled 23,757 points for an average of 23 points per game, and 12,546 rebounds, for an average of 11.7 rebounds per game in his career.
Charles had small cameo appearances in the movies Hot Shots! and Look Who's Talking Now.
Charles appeared in the famous movie, Space Jam, along with Michael Jordan.
Charles ranked #19 in SLAM magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time in 2003.
Charles made an appearance in a Nike commercial, where he fought with Godzilla.
Charles was picked by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1984 NBA Draft.
Charles weighs 250 pounds.
Charles played college basketball at Auburn University for three years.
Charles never won an NBA championship, although he was very good at shooting, rebounding, and assists.
Charles is best known for being one of the best rebounders in the NBA.
Charles was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Charles won the Olympic gold medal with the U.S. Dream Teams in the 1992 and 1996 Games.
Charles won the Olympic gold medal with the U.S. Dream Teams in the 1992 and 1996 Games.
Charles was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, the NBA's 50th Anniversary.
Charles was named MVP of the NBA in 1993.
Charles is 6 feet, 6 inches tall.
Charles: (about Tonya Harding) 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.
Charles: This is the most wide open I've ever seen the NBA playoffs. The only thing that would surprise me is if San Antonio and Detroit aren't in the Finals. Anything else wouldn't surprise me.
Charles: Every team in the Western Conference has flaws.
Charles: (The Wizards) are praying to play Cleveland.
Charles: The difference in the playoffs is you're playing against a good team every day. You're not playing one good team, then two bad, then two good ones. The one thing that I learned in my 16 years is that you might take a glimpse of tape before games, but (in the playoffs) you sit down and go over tapes every single day from game to game. . . . That's when you find out who can really play and who can really coach.
Charles: Where the Red Cross has helped is in determining what families get these homes, ... That's the hard part, picking who gets what.
Charles: I feel bad for the people who were killed, and I feel bad for the people who were injured.
Charles: It's something we thought about coming into the Olympics, but it's not something we thought would happen. I just feel bad for all the families involved.
Charles: There's no one in the West even close to the Spurs. They're so much better than anybody else.
Charles: Are you kidding me? It's a four-day party in Houston, and life doesn't get much better than that.
Charles: Another ho-hum par. I'm just letting them get over confident right now. I'll make my move on the back side.
Charles: I'll give you three putts, and if you make one of them, I'll give your First Tee $25,000.
Charles: He would really be thrilled with some of the racial advances that have been made, but he would be really disappointed in the way some people act.
Charles: Dr. King would be No. 1 thrilled with the racial advances we've made, but he would be disappointed in the state of black America with all this black-on-black crime, teenage pregnancies, kids not getting an education.
Charles: It's embarrassing. If you are a man and you can't beat girls or the smart kids, you shouldn't be playing...I'm retiring from golf. I'm not going to play again.
Charles: They open their hearts, they opened their arms so many people involved in this whole situation, and I just thank God that they're doing that for these people. It's a really unfortunate thing uh it's the lost thing that ever happened in my lifetime.
Charles: Everybody has got to do a little part, ... We're all in this world together and I appreciate them doing something positive with their time.
Charles: You could say it was spectacular. That was the biggest one I've ever done, ... Most of the others rolled two or three times and that was it. It happened so fast and it was over. I had no time to think.
Charles: Because of the opportunities I've had in life, I feel I have an obligation to speak up about issues affecting our communities, and one of those issues is the health status of African-Americans and how to raise their level of health.
Charles: If you get a standing ovation for getting 12 points, there is something wrong. If I had scored 12 points, I would have gotten booed out of the building. My mother and grandmother would have called cussing me out.
Charles: We were hoping to try for a top five in the points and now we're trying to hold on for a top 10.
Charles: We've won some heat races and had some decent finishes but we haven't been able to get the luck to win a feature.
Charles: When terrible events like this happen, everyone has to pull together and help out, ... That is the area of the country where I grew up and I know that any support those people get will be greatly needed and much appreciated.
Charles: Me and Justin Timberlake bringin sexy back.
Charles: (after seeing a guy with a thin mustache wearing a pink suit) The Pink Panther's at the Cavs game? What the hell?!
Charles: (on Kobe Bryant winning the game winning shot against Phoenix in game 4 of the 05-06 NBA Playoffs) This isn't like baseball where good pitching stop good hitting, the only thing that can stop that is god.
Charles: (to Dwayne Wade) You hot right now, but I'm a legend.
Charles: Boy, the 80s were the good ole days.
Charles: I really don't eat that much. I just, more or less, tend to eat all the time.
Charles: 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!
Charles: Dick Bavetta and Moses parted the Red Sea together.
Charles: I bought me a Stairmaster... It's great, I hang my clothes on it... I stare at it everyday.
Charles: Listening to a woman is almost as bad as losing to one. There are only three things that women are better at than me: cleaning, cooking and having sex.
Charles: They can't beat Detroit, first of all. But they aren't athletic enough, they don't guard, they have trouble with athletic people, the guards especially.
Charles: I don't think the fans realize that we didn't win (the NBA Finals).
Charles: This is the greatest achievement of our lives, professionally, basketball-wise.
Charles: The first thing you do when you get that phone call is let out a little scream.
Charles: I'm glad he's getting his due. I was fortunate enough to play against Dominique in college and the NBA, and I'm glad he's getting his recognition.
Charles: I want to thank Moses Malone and Dr. J. Those two guys made me a better player. I think basketball has given me every single thing in my life.
Charles: No matter how great a coach he is, there comes a time when it's not working. They shouldn't be this bad. The players are tuning him out.
Charles: When I go around and I talk to young black kids, I really stress education. We've got this thing going on in black culture, where if you do well in school, you're considered acting white. If you use proper English, you're considered acting white. I say, 'We've got to get more kids acting white, then.' We want kids to speak proper English. We want them to get their education.
Charles: She made sure, No. 1, that we didn't discriminate. And she always said to me, 'You have to be successful. There are a lot of people who have paid their dues to put you in a situation to be successful. A lot of people got beaten, a lot of people got lynched . . . and if you get the chance to be successful, you can't squander it.' She always reminded me of that every day.
Charles: Being black or white isn't an accomplishment. What you do with your life, or what you accomplish with your life, dictates what you should be proud of.
Charles: When you read the book you see that these guys aren't holding any punches. They're straightforward. They're honest. They're giving you their honest opinion.
Charles: I want her to understand that it's going to be a factor in her life. I just want her to know that (racism) does exist, and I want her to always be diligent, and if she sees it, address it and fight it.
Charles: They didn't give us all the money and all the endorsements after one year. Obviously, I wish it could have stunted my growth.
Charles: (refering to Wilkins) I played against him in college. Getting nominated with him, that's pretty cool.
Charles: Adrian Dantley is a guy that I looked at... on how to maneuver my body around.
Charles: Some guys don't have to stick around and do all of this. Some guys, when they're done, they're done. And you don't hear from them.
Charles: Dominique should have got in last year.
Charles: That caught us by surprise because this was the year the construction of the Rockville District Court was supposed to begin.
Charles: This place? Nothing positive. OK, I want to say something positive. It's positively a dump.
Charles: I don't know what that gas is made of, but it can't smell any worse than Ernie Johnson 's gym bag.
Charles: I'm not a role model, ... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.
Charles: I don't think of myself as giving interviews. I just have conversations. That gets me in trouble.
Charles: I came to the realization a couple months ago that I am fat. If you get tired from walking - and that's all that golf is - then you are officially fat.
Charles: I just wish all these young black kids would realize how significant it is to stop acting a fool out there, killing each other, not getting their education. You know, people have died to put us in a situation to be successful.
Charles: I know a lot of people did a lot of heavy lifting to make me successful and I do everything in my power not to screw it up.
Charles: You know what's amazing to me? America. There have been so many people who have stepped up, and I'm just proud to be an American. Yeah, there were some mistakes made, but I don't play the blame game. Let's move forward and rebuild New Orleans.
Charles: If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them.
Charles: Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.
Charles: I don't create controversies. They're there long before I open my mouth. I just bring them to your attention.
Charles: I may be wrong but I doubt it.
Charles: Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.
Charles: They run like deer, jump like deer and think like deer.
Charles: 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.
Charles: I'm no role model.
Charles: I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.
Charles: I love New York City; I've got a gun.
Charles: I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance. I've never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
Charles: My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.
Charles: We don't need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.
Charles: Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while.
Charles: You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.
Charles: 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: My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, 'Hey, I'm rich'.
Charles: The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Charles: These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it.
Charles: The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.
Charles: I don't care what people think. People are stupid.