Sports Nicknames - Sir Charles, Round Mound of Rebound

Charles Barkley had a career in the NBA that few can match. Nicknamed the "Round Mound of Rebound" and "Sir Charles" during his playing days, he became one of the greatest Power Forwards/Small Forwards of all time.

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Barkley started his professional career with the Philadelphia 76ers after leaving Auburn University the year before he graduated. During his initial years with the team, he learned how to take care of himself and improve his game under veteran Moses Malone.

Barkley helped the 76ers to the playoffs almost every year until his departure in 1992. Yet, he was never able to lead the team to an NBA Championship. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns, once again performing well on an individual level. The same would continue in his later career with the Houston Rockets. The common thread throughout these seasons were good performances on an individual level, but the teams never managed to go all the way.

"Sir Charles" made an impact on the court and off of it. His outspoken personality led to a fair share of technical fouls, yet also led to dominating performances. There was a reason he was an 11-time NBA All-Star, an 11-time member of the All-NBA Team, and the 1993 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP).

A rebounder and player who used his size to dominate opposing teams, Charles Barkley made himself felt on both the league and opposing players. One can't forget his size, strength, jumping abilities or personality.


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