Charles Barkley’s gregarious personality is the reason why we love Inside The NBA. The man is brutally honest, personable and unafraid of what people may say or think about him. The man we know now is currently 49 years old. The 29-year-old version who was dominating for the Philadelphia 76ers and would move to the Phoenix Suns? Off the chain.
The Dream Team documentary aired on NBA TV on Wednesday night, and while I’ll probably watch the film another 38 times on my DVR to reminisce on the old footage, the transparent dialogue and talk with my Uncle Bill about the experience 20 years ago, seeing Charles Barkley become the ultimate ambassador for America in Europe was simply amazing. Here are the best ten quotes for Sir Charles from the Dream Team documentary, and if you missed the documentary, then the Lord blessed you, because it’s right here for online viewing. Big ups to @Jose3030 for the video and the photos.
Barkley talking to the press before the first practice:
“Everybody in the world has an ego. The only difference between us is we have a reason to have an ego.”
Barkley on taking photos with the Cuban national team before the game:
“It was a surreal feeling. Like dude, we here to kick y’all behind…and they want to take pictures with you.”