Charles Barkley was a college basketball star at Auburn University. Barkley was drafted fifth overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1984 NBA Draft.
He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team. He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. In 1993 with the Phoenix Suns, he was voted the league's Most Valuable Player, and during the NBA's 50th anniversary named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games and won two gold medals as a member of the United States' "Dream Team". Barkley is a two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame being inducted in 2006 for his individual career, and in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team".
Since retiring from the NBA, he has served as an NBA analyst and talk shown host on NBA TNT.