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Ranking Charles Barkley's 10 Most Defining Moments in the NBA

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Ranking Charles Barkley's 10 Most Defining Moments in the NBA
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Charles Barkley, who turned 50 on Feb. 20, was one of the NBA's all-time greats, and his career featured a nearly equal split between his on-court excellence and off-court blunders.

He's no stranger to the police blotter or the NBA record books. He maximized his talents in a way that no 6'4" basketball player had ever done before or has ever done since.

One cannot attempt to assemble Barkley's lasting legacy without a thorough examination of the many different roles he played during his 16 NBA seasons. He was indefensible in some of his actions, inspirational in others.

Whether considered one of the game's greats or its greatest problem, there's one aspect of Barkley on which his supporters and detractors all agree—he was brutally honest.

Attempting to highlight Barkley's 10 most defining moments is an exhaustive effort given all of the good and bad that he brought to the league.

Still, these rise above the rest.

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