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02/20/2013 05:59 pm ET

Charles Barkley Birthday: Basketball Hall Of Famer Turns 50

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Just a few days after Michael Jordan's long 50th birthday celebration ended, the sports world is celebrating another basketball Hall of Famer's 50th: Sir Charles Barkley.

The Round Mound of Rebound hit the half-century mark on Wednesday. One of the most outspoken personalities both on and off the court, Barkley has always been there to provide a good soundbite.

“I’ve had such an amazing life,” Barkley before the All-Star Game on Sunday, via the Houston Chronicle. “I’ve accomplished a lot. When you grow up in the projects in Leeds, Alabama, you don’t think that you’re gonna have my life.”

During his 16-year career, Barkley was an 11-time All-Star, the 1992-93 MVP and the leading scorer for the original Dream Team.

In 2000, Chuck became an analyst for TNT and has been entertaining fans ever since. Although he won't be making us laugh on the night of his birthday (it's ESPN's night), that doesn't mean we can't look back at some of his most memorable moments as an Emmy-award winning analyst.

Happy birthday, Chuck.

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Sir Charles Barkley Through The Years

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