Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Chuckster!

ON this day, 45 years ago, Charles Barkley emerged from Charles Barkley's mother's womb, and the world would never be the same. I will come clean and admit that the Chuckster is my favorite athlete of all-time. No bandwagonning going on here, others will corroborate that I've been a stark, raving Chuck-o-maniac since he came into the league in 1984 as the Round Mound of Rebound. From the Olympic snub in 1984 to his MVP season in 1993 to his newly found career as the most entertaining studio analyst in sports, it's been a crazy ride.

For all of you Charles fans out there, here's a little birthday salute from the archives (and the ground breaking NBA Superstars video from the late 1980's) ....

Damn, you forget how ridiculous Chuck's skills were for a guy his size. Supreme rebounder at 6'4", and great in the open court at nearly 300 LB's. Awesome.

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