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  1. Reminder: Barkley, Hartman, Yellow-shirted Blogger, Tonight at 8:00 on TCN

    Jul 14, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

    A quick reminder that you can watch Sir Charles and Neil Hartman analyze (and mock) a Sixers-Bulls game from 1987 tonight at 8:00 pm on The Comcast Network. Michael Jordan went for 49 points, but Chuck got the W. [quick video preview below] Previously: Watching the Svelte 1987 Version of Charles Barkley with the Rounder…

  2. Charles Barkley On the “Booty Pop”

    Jul 13, 2010, 3:51 PM EDT

    I was sitting in the newsroom yesterday, minding my own business, typing away on my laptop, when all of a sudden Charles Barkley comes strutting through the cubicles yelling about something. "Where's Leslie?," Chuck said in his oh-so-familiar voice to no one in particular. After a few minutes of chatting it up with Neil Hartman…

  3. Watching the Svelte 1987 Version of Charles Barkley with the Rounder 2010 Version

    Jul 13, 2010, 11:39 AM EDT

    "I tried to stay here and tough it out. But the Sixers were just a crappy organization," Charles Barkley said. "Never had a chance in Philadelphia." Prior to appearing on Daily News Live on Monday evening, Charles Barkley sat down with Neil Hartman to watch a tape of the March 11, 1987 game between the…

  4. Barkley On DNL: LeBron James’ National Nightmare and the Future of the Sixers

    Jul 12, 2010, 11:14 PM EDT

    The Round Mound of Rebound was in Philadelphia on Monday making the rounds at Comcast SportsNet. From the LBJ fiasco which he dubbed a "national nightmare" to the bright future the Sixers may have with Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday, Chuck was talking all things hoops. [videos below] When asked about the current Sixers team…

  5. Charles Barkley Gives The Shake Weight A Test Run On TNT

    Apr 20, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

    "It seems like you had a lot of practice with this," Kenny the Jet Smith said of Charles Barkley giving the Shake Weight a try on TNT.  "I'm not saying you knew how to do it from the start. But you really knew how to do it. Without the instructions you were pretty good." [video…

  6. Sir Charles Helped Ruin Tiger Woods

    Apr 1, 2010, 11:31 AM EDT

    Tiger Woods seemed like the model athlete. All he did was go out and become the best golfer in the world by blowing the competition away week after week. And he made obscene amounts of cash doing it by being the perfect spokesperson for anyone who wanted a clean cut, stud athlete to pitch their…

  7. Today in Philly Sports History: Charles Barkley Spits on a Fan, 1991

    Mar 26, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

    Watching the Chuckster's interview with Pat Riley below, I have but two thoughts: 1. Chuck kind of looked like Stephon Marbury back in the day. 2. Chuck's cross ear ring proves just how long ago 1991 really was. Oh, and note to NBA fans / season ticket holders, reinforced by that girl who got steamrolled…

  8. Sir Charles Loves His Tacos

    Feb 1, 2010, 4:59 PM EDT

    As if you needed another reason to grub on a Cheesy Gordita Crunch, Taco Bell has gone out and enlisted the Round Mound of Rebound as a pitchman for their latest promotion, the NBA $5 Buck Box. The choice of Barkley is quite a departure from their previous campaign touting the Taco Bell Diet as…

  9. Video: Charles Barkley On Conan, Lost 47 Pounds, Looking to Shed 40 More

    Feb 1, 2010, 12:37 PM EDT

    If there's a comedic duo that's right up our audience's alley, it has to be Charles Barkley and Conan O'Brien. The Round Mound of Rebound was a guest on the new Conan on TBS last night and Charles mentioned how they both work for the Turner family. "Unfortunately you got all the money, so we…

  10. Iverson Voted an All-Star Starter, Barkley Thinks He Should Decline

    Jan 22, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    In a season during which he kinda sorta retired, Allen Iverson has been voted by the fans to be a starter in next month's All-Star game in Dallas. We all know he isn't an All-Star caliber player at this stage in his career but the rules allow the fans to pick who they want to…

  11. Of Course Charles Barkley Has Something to Say About Mark McGwire

    Jan 13, 2010, 5:11 PM EDT

    Even when Barkley is not at his best, we still love hearing what he has to say no matter what the topic. The Chuckster weighed in yesterday on the recent buzz surrounding Mark McGwire and the juice. Another Philly favorite, John Kruk's name came up. From an interview Sir Charles did with Dan LeBatard’s 790…

  12. Charles Barkley Shootin’ Bricks on SNL

    Jan 11, 2010, 7:00 AM EDT

    After watching Saturday night's devastating loss to the Cowboys, we actually thought Sir Charles hosting SNL could bring a few smiles to our faces. Unfortunately, much like the Birds, the Chuckster never really showed up. The problem seemed to be that Barkley is best off the cuff and when you put him in a skit…

  13. 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…

  14. Photo: Charles Barkley Rocks Donovan McNabb Redskins Jersey in Philly

    Dec 3, 2009, 6:12 PM EDT

    Charles Barkley made it pretty clear who he was supporting in Donovan McNabb's return to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday to face his former Eagles. Friend of the Level and reporter for the Daily News William Bender was down in the parking lots outside of the Linc prior to the game and notes that fans…

  15. Today in Philly Sports History: Sir Charles Elbows Angolan Dude, 1992

    Jul 27, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

    Charles Barkley was the Sixers' lone representative on the historic 1992 Dream Team, although truth be told, by the time he actually started competing, he wasn't even ours anymore, having been traded to the Suns for Andrew Lang, Tim Perry and Jeff Hornacek about a week and a half earlier. The Sixers might've been glad…

  16. Checking In With Sir Charles: Foot Races, SNL, and Another Golfing Gaffe

    May 18, 2009, 1:57 PM EDT

    One of the joys of watching the NBA playoffs on TNT is getting an extra helping of Charles Barkley every evening. Last night he went out on a limb and said he was picking the Orlando Magic to beat LeBron and the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals. But he's been up to more than…

  17. Sir Charles: “I’ve Probably Been Drinking and Driving a Hundred Times a Year”

    Mar 12, 2009, 4:49 PM EDT

    Sir Charles was a guest of his longtime friend Howard Eskin yesterday, reliving old Spectrum glories and frustrations and asking if Eskin were still fat. Howard fired right back, saying Barkley looked like he was wearing a tent during his recent incarceration. When discussing the DUI that landed him there, Barkley wasn't shy about saying…

  18. Charles Barkley’s Attempt To Fix His Golf Swing While Being Filmed

    Mar 3, 2009, 3:31 PM EDT

    FirstCuts tracked down four of the first clips from Charles Barkley's reality television show on the Golf Channel on which he tries to fix his world famous golf swing. Apparently the show debuted last night, but it's not too late to catch on. Apparently Chuck and Comcast's Neil Hartman are golf buddies.

  19. Sir Charles Makes Me Hungry

    Feb 17, 2009, 5:54 PM EDT

    Sports Illustrated's Vault is a wonderful treasure trove of sporting history. Like this gem from 1984 featuring the Round Mound of Rebound before he was extra-round. Q.: How'd you lose weight? A.: Cut down to six meals a day. "I've never seen anyone attract attention like this kid," says Sonny Smith, the Auburn coach. Some…

  20. Sir Charles Chugs Patrn as Though It Were the Anniversary of His Birth

    Aug 18, 2008, 10:23 AM EDT

    As you’re no doubt aware, no Charles Barkley story is too small for us here at the Level. So yeah, video of him double-fisting—and slamming—some Patrón is going to garner some attention. Via You Been Blinded, here is said footage of our hero in Lake Tahoe, not gambling.

  21. Sir Charles Tips Alright

    Jul 22, 2008, 1:15 PM EDT

    Charles Barkley likes to get back to Philadelphia every once in a while and one of his favorite spots to grab a meal is Saloon in South Philly. Charles has been going there for years and became rather close with a busboy, Christian Abate. The busboy started on a quest to become a teacher back…

  22. Barkley: ‘My golf game is like a blog’

    Jul 14, 2008, 3:12 PM EDT

    Deadspin’s elder statesman, Rick Chandler, caught up with Sir Charles at a celebrity golf outing over the weekend. And Sir Charles never ceases to entertain: BARKLEY: "When I talked with you on Thursday, and you said your were blogging my rounds, I didn’t know what that was. What’s a ‘blog?’ It sounds awful." (Note: Barkley…

  23. Charles Barkley Doesn’t Think Any 2008 Free Agents Make Sixers a Contender

    Jun 30, 2008, 3:02 AM EDT

    Sir Charles was a guest on NBC10′s Sports Final last night alongside John Clark and WIP’s Anthony Gargano talking Sixers, Phillies, Eagles and more. The entire portion of the show Sir Charles was on was typical Barkley. The man is an entertainer and knows his stuff. When it comes to the Sixers, Charles thinks Andre…

  24. Turrrrrible News For Sir Charles

    May 15, 2008, 2:39 PM EDT

    The Round Mound of Rebound’s affinity for donating money to casinos may have finally caught up with him. A Las Vegas casino is suing Barkley to the tune of 400 large. AJD writes: The suit will give Barkley a chance to start making payments on his debt in lieu of imprisonment, but the question is,…