Charles Barkley Research Paper

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When you think of iconic sports figures you think of Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson, but many people don’t think about Charles Barkley. Charles Barkley is an amazing basketball player with a very humble personality and that is why people will never forget him. He is very inspiring not only because he is a great and funny basketball player, but also he is not afraid to say what is on his mind. Charles Barkley is known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. His average field goal percentage throughout his career is .541 (“Charles Barkley”). Shooting greater than 50 percent over a 1073 game span is very hard to do. Some called him the MVP of the infamous “Dream Team” (Gambit 102). The “Dream Team” was the team that dominated the Olympics and to be called the MVP of that team was a huge honor. He was the shortest man to ever win the rebounding champion, standing at just 6’4” (Gambit 102). Rebounding does not have to do with size or strength, in order to be great at rebounding you must have heart. The art of rebounding has only been perfected by a select few and Charles Barkley is one of…show more content…
Charles currently stars on TNT’s Inside the NBA as an analyst ( “He made TNT’s Halftime Report, maybe the best studio sports show ever” (McCollum 35). Inside The NBA is my favorite halftime show because it always makes me laugh and very enjoyable to watch. Charles can take a joke and will always come back with an even better one. He is a very funny sports analyst but he is also very intelligent when it come to basketball. “In 2012 and 2013 he won back-to-back Sports Emmy Awards for ‘Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Analyst’ for his work on Inside The NBA” ( My dream job is to be a sports analyst so he’s always been my role model growing up. Even though he is a very fun person to be around he was never afraid to say what was on his

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