Charles Barkley refuses to be contained by rules, expectations or, well, numbers. And the man has earned the privilege of stepping over a boundary or two, no doubt, ignoring certain limitations.
Take his height, where he’s been listed at everything from 6’4″ to 6’7″. His weight? 300 pounds in college, 250 pounds as an NBA MVP, and lots of digits in between. The truth — who knows?
Barkley continued to be a feel player — no big data for Chuck — in a recent interview, where he was asked to name the Top 5 NBA players. Barkley responded, “LeBron is definitely a top five player. Kawhi’s in that group. Giannis … I might put James [Harden] in there. Steph, Steph is in there. Obviously KD when he’s healthy, but yeah, it’s a small list.”
That’s six — and yes, Barkley did say might with Harden, but still. That’s six guys in his Barkley’s top five. It’s perfect Chuck.