Learn the Incredible Story of the Basketball Great, Charles Barkley!
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In Charles Barkley: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Power Forwards, you'll learn the inspirational story of basketball's legendary power forward, Charles Barkley. Barkley was one of the most popular big men throughout 1980s and 1990s basketball due to his dominance on both sides of the court.
He remains one of the greatest examples of how to overcome obstacles to become a great, as he went through his entire career as "undersized" compared to traditional power forwards.
Charles Barkley is easily one of the greatest to ever play the game.
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Here is a preview of what is inside this Charles Barkley book:
- Childhood and Early Life
- High School Career
- College Career
- Charles Barkley’s NBA Career
- Getting Drafted, Rookie Season, The Rise to Stardom, Becoming the Sixers’ Best Player
- The Franchise Player, Clashes with Team Management and Ownership, End of the Run in Philly
- MVP Season in Phoenix, Trip to the Finals
- The Slow and Steady Decline, Final Three Seasons in Phoenix, On His Last Leg in Houston, Retirement
- International Career
- Barkley’s Personal Life
- Charles Barkley’s Legacy and Future
An excerpt from this biography book on Charles Barkley's story:
Being a star in the NBA is not all about putting up the best stats and helping your team win games. While those are the basics of what makes a star in the league, there are those who usually stand out amongst other stars because they are simply the overall package. They have the stats and the abilities that allow their team to win but also have the personality and wit that make them unique and endearing to basketball fans all over the world.
Names such as Michael Jordan and the late Kobe Bryant come to mind when it comes to out-of-the-world stars with competitive personalities that made them stand out. On a lighter note, you can talk about big men such as Shaquille O’Neal and Joel Embiid as not only players who are literally huge but also have fun-loving personalities that are even bigger than they are. Then there are personalities such as LeBron James and Stephen Curry, who have their own unique ways of endearing themselves to fans.
And while it was Jordan’s combination of skill, athleticism, and charisma that dominated the 90s era of basketball, arguably the second-biggest star you can think of back then when you factor in his overall uniqueness as a basketball player and charismatic appeal is the legendary Charles Barkley, who is well-loved even today because of his comedic value and outspoken personality.
Charles Barkley was not someone anyone expected to become a dominant force in the NBA with respect to his play on the court. Playing power forward during arguably the most physical era in the history of the NBA, Barkley had to contend in the paint against centers and power forwards who were half a foot taller than he is. Barkley might have been registered as 6’6” but he frankly admitted that he was barely 6’5”. While we do not really know the truth about his height, Barkley was certainly a small man playing amongst giants during the 80s and 90s, which are the golden decades of centers in the NBA.
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