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Quotable: On a Young, Fat Sir Charles

Jan 2, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT

TrueHoop's Henry Abbott points out a fantastic quote about the unheralded beginnings to Charles Barkley's hoops career from a new book titled Basketball's Greatest Stars.

Passed over by most of the big-name schools, [Charles Barkley] caught the eye of an assistant coach at Auburn University during the state championship tournament. The assistant told head coach Sonny Smith he'd just seen "a fat guy … who can play like the wind."

I'm still shocked there's not an entire blog dedicated to all things Sir Charles.