The life of Charles Barkley
The Early Life and Struggles
- While Charles Barkley was growing up, he had many life struggles. He was born on February 20th 1963 In Leeds, Alabama. While he was growing up he suffered from anemia and required a complete blood transfusion at the little age of six weeks. His parents divorced when he was just a baby. On top of that when he was in grade school his father was killed in a car crash. Then they had a lot of mortgage trouble with their house.
- He also got bullied because he was so big and fat compared to other kids his age.
Later in Life
In the NBA
No. 34 retired by the Phoenix Suns
SEC Player of the Year (1984)
No. 34 retired by Auburn University
TWO Olympic Gold Medals
He played in the NBA from 1984-2000
Here is a timeline of his life.
2.Well, my dad died a few years ago in a car crash. It was a sad time but last year I got cut from my high school basketball team but this year.
3. This will be my last post for a while because I just got drafted to the Philadelphia 76'rs! I have been working hard and and I am so exited! Thank you for listening.
ESPN 30 for 30 the 1984 NBA draft
- ESPN 30 for 30 the Dream Team