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Charles Barkley Birthday: Basketball Hall Of Famer Turns 50

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NBA analyst Charles Barkley of TNT rides onto the set in Thunder Alley on a hose before the San Antonio Spurs take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 31, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. | Getty Images

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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