51 Charles Barkley Quotes From Basketball's 'Round Mound Of Rebound'

Charles Barkley quotes for all the NBA fans and lovers of the team sport.
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Charles Barkley is a renowned basketball player born on 20 February 1963 in Leeds, Alabama, United States.

Charles outplayed and outperformed opponents who regularly stood more than half a foot taller than him. He was capable of controlling defensive rebound dribbling the length of the court.

His early background was not very great both in terms of health and education. He was born underweight and with health problems; he was given a blood transfusion at just six weeks old. Charles Barkley didn't graduate with the rest of his high school class because he flunked Spanish. Through the support of the right people, he became an 11-time NBA all-star and one of the only four players to record more than 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 4000 assists in a career and is the shortest player in the NBA history to lead the league. Charles Barkley was named as NBA's most valuable player. His jersey number 34 was retired by the Sixers. Apart from all this, for three straight years, Charles Barkley had the NBA record in offensive rebounding. There is no doubt he is one of the most controversial, and dominating yet renowned players in the history of American basketball. This has led to him giving us some great Charles Barkley quotes!

In this article, we will take a look at some funny, inspirational Charles Barkley quotes and quotes about basketball from the player. If you like this article on Charles Barkley quotes, visit basketball quotes and Larry Bird quotes articles as well.

Charles Barkley Funny Quotes

Did you know that Charles Barkley successfully wrote off thousands of dollars in fines for fighting and other transgressions as 'ordinary expenses' on his taxes? Take a look at some of the funniest Charles Barkley quotes and sayings from the legendary player. These Charles Barkley quotes, including one on college, will make you laugh.

Charles Barkley quotes are great for getting into the sporty spirit.

1."These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me...they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it."

-Charles Barkley

2."After retiring from basketball I'm just what America needs- another unemployed black man."

-Charles Barkley

3."Just because you watch Grey's Anatomy doesn't mean you can do the operation."

-Charles Barkley

4."Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit them back. Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while."

-Charles Barkley

5."Golf is fun until you hit someone in the head."

-Charles Barkley

6."LeBron is a great player and a great guy, but he's a drama queen."

-Charles Barkley

7."I don't know what that gas is made of, but it can't smell any worse than Ernie Johnson 's gym bag."

-Charles Barkley

8."I love New York City; I've got a gun."

-Charles Barkley

9."I'd never buy my girl a watch...she's already got a clock over the stove."

-Charles Barkley

10."I can be bought if they paid me enough. I'd work for the clan."

-Charles Barkley

11."You gotta believe in yourself...I believe I'm the best-looking guy in the world and I might be right."

-Charles Barkley

12."I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five."

-Charles Barkley  

13."We don't need refs but I think white guys need something to do."

-Charles Barkley  

14."They run like deer, jump like deer and think like deer."

-Charles Barkley  

15."What does politically correct mean? If you're fat, don't ask me if you're fat, because I'm gonna tell you the truth. You're fat."

-Charles Barkley  

16."The older I get, the faster I was."

-Charles Barkley  

17."Anytime a little midget does something like this, you gotta give him a 10."

-Charles Barkley  

18."Ernie Johnson: Auburn is a pretty good school. To graduate from there I suppose you really need to work hard and put forth maximum effort.

Barkley: 20 points and 10 rebounds will get you through also!"

-Charles Barkley and Ernie Johnson

Best Charles Barkley Quotes To Inspire You  

Here are some of the best Charles Barkley quotes to inspire and motivate all the fans and basketball enthusiasts.  

19."You can't sit on the sidelines of life."

-Charles Barkley

20."Just because you say something doesn't make it controversial, and it doesn't make you a bad person."

-Charles Barkley

21."The idea of religion is to bring people together. We are not supposed to judge other people."

-Charles Barkley

22."I do not use words like liberal or conservative. You can ask me a question and I will give you an answer. Those are words rich people on television use to divide and conquer."

-Charles Barkley

23."America is divided by economics and we as Americans, we've got to do a better job of supporting poor people."

-Charles Barkley  

24."Everybody wants to talk about black and white when the situation is really about rich against poor people."

-Charles Barkley

25."People like you as long as you agree with them. But that doesn't bother me."

-Charles Barkley

26."My message is simple: take control of your life."

-Charles Barkley

27."I thank God for Dennis [Rodman], cause he makes me look like a saint."

-Charles Barkley

28."I think you have an obligation, to be honest."

-Charles Barkley  

29."We're not all supposed to think alike."

-Charles Barkley  

30."If you can't slam with the best, then jam with the rest."

-Charles Barkley  

31."The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work."

-Charles Barkley  

32."My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, 'Hey, I'm rich'."

-Charles Barkley  

33."Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train."  

-Charles Barkley  

34."I don't think of myself as giving interviews. I just have conversations. That gets me in trouble."

-Charles Barkley  

35."But when I see a story on welfare on television, they only show black people."

-Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley Best Quotes About Basketball

Did you know that Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Charles were spokesmen for dueling Japanese noodle companies? Here are some great Charles Barkley quotes from his life and career in basketball. With all his experience, these Charles Barkley quotes can tell us things we never knew!

Charles Barkley wore extra sweatbands during his game just to give it out to kids post the games.

36."The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not."

-Charles Barkley

37."I'm so tired of people in the media telling us that because of the war, sports aren't important. Fans need sports. We'd have only crime and war to watch on TV if not for sports."

-Charles Barkley

38."I'm  not a role model...just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids."

-Charles Barkley

39."People always say he can run and he can jump. So can a deer and you wouldn't put a deer in the game."

-Charles Barkley  

40."If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming."

-Charles Barkley  

41."I'm a mad dog whose only concern is winning."

-Charles Barkley  

42."See, my hope and dream is that people have a good time watching basketball. It's not church. It's not serious."

-Charles Barkley  

43."Look, I'm the top 20 of players who ever lived."

-Charles Barkley  

44."You can talk without saying a thing. I don't ever want to be that type of person."

-Charles Barkley  

45."Every team in the western conference has flaws."

-Charles Barkley  

46."I don't hate anyone, at least not for more than 48 minutes, barring overtime."

-Charles Barkley  

47."I'm never embarrassed."

-Charles Barkley  

48."One of the worst days of my life was telling Dick Ebersol I was going to TNT."

-Charles Barkley  

49."Christian is the strongest man in the NBA next year because all he's been doing all summer is carrying around the luggage for 11 guys."

-Charles Barkley  

50."Say, Cuttino. What are those Godawful clothes you're wearing? Man, this ain't Rhode Island. You're in the NBA. The girls have teeth here."

-Charles Barkley  

51."Half man, Half Sit-Out-The-Season."

-Charles Barkley  

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Charles Barkley quotes then why not take a look at Space Jam quotes, or John Madden quotes.

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