Charles Barkley depicted as some sorta golden god during his time in Phoenix, created by artist Karmo Ruusmaa and titled “The Sun”. Looking back on Chuck’s ’92-’93 MVP season in the desert when he racked up averages of 25.6 points on .520 shooting, 12.2 rebounds and a career high 5.1 assists per game. Maybe he really was a basketball deity at the time.
Nike is amplifying Charles Barkley’s attitude with the release of the Barkley Posite Max. The new lifestyle model honors his shoes of the past with an aesthetic of the future. Designer Marc Dolce took inspiration from a trip to a museum dinosaur exhibit and combined those ideas with iconic elements of past Barkley shoes.
The Nike Barkley Posite Max shoe is available in four remaining colorways that will debut monthly through August 2013 and Nike also released some snazzy artwork to salute the “Round Mound of Rebound”.
Circa — a long time ago. This classic Nike spot stars the always entertaining Charles Barkley with a voice over by Chuck D of Public Enemy. Apparently, the plan Nike had was to team Chuck and Chuck together in one campaign and Michael Jordan with Flavour Flav in another. Unfortunately Flav got into some trouble with the law and Nike dropped Public Enemy from their plans.
As a result, Spike Lee as Mars Blackmon was the back up plan and the rest is history.
Sit back and watch one of the best sports interviews a fan could ever want. Back in 2005 after a retirement, a comeback and yet another retirement in 2003. Michael Jordan was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Charles Barkley crashed the party as a female model.
Being the best host on the planet, Oprah gets MJ to let down his amour to reveal a glimpse of the man behind the legend like never before. Then to lighten things up, surprise guest Chuck enters the stage and was on comedic fire the entire time. The whole interview is laced with quotables, but one in particular that stands out is what MJ had to say about the young guys coming into the league.
“When you look back in our era—Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley—we earned what we got,” he says. “I don’t mean to demean the young kids because I think it’s something that they have to learn and hopefully they will learn, [but] when corporate America came to us, we had a game that could validate their admiration. Now, [players] get that before they play one game. … I think it sets a bad work ethic. When you get something so easily, you’re not going to work as hard.”
Sounds like Jordan was still bitter about the seven-year Nike deal worth over $90 million that LeBron James signed in 2003 straight out of high school, as the first pick of the 2003 draft. After all these years he probably got over it thought right? Yeah, I don’t think so either.
Back in the 1980′s the “Round Mound of Rebound” was born and he was a bad mamma jamma. Aren’t you glad the other
nicknames kicked around for Charles Barkley like Bread Truck, Love Boat, Food World, Crisco Kid, Wide Load from Leeds, Ton of Fun and Goodtime Blimp didn’t stick? I know I am.
Their fist encounter takes place about 15 years ago in Berlin, Germany. When Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Barkley and a few other stars travelled to Europe as a team to play in the Nike Hoop Heroes Tour and an 18-year-old Nowitzki proceeded to score 52 points on the hall of fame squad.
This performance then prompted Chuck to illegally (and unsuccessfully) recruit Dirk “Cam Newton style” to his alma mater Auburn. Infractions be damned, this is an awesome story.