The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

14. Charles Barkley

Accomplishments (1984-1985 - 1988-1989): 3x All-Star, 4x All-NBA, 1x Rebounding Leader
Team(s): 76ers
Stats (1984-1985 - 1988-1989): 22.1 PPG 12.0 RPG 3.5 APG 1.6 SPG 1.2 BPG
'80s Highlights

Sir Charles brought a much needed attitude to the game and the fact that he was drafted by Philly made all the sense in the world. His personality matched that of the city and he learned the game from greats like Dr. J, Moses Malone and Mo Cheeks. Barkley often played against guys bigger than him and he was still able to dominate. His insane hops and athleticism embarrassed cats on a nightly basis. He also rebounded like a man possessed and was able to put the team on his back when the game was on the line. After Doc, Mo, and Moses left, the Sixers never put a real team around Chuck. So in the summer of 1992, they dealt him to Phoenix where he won the 1993 MVP and reached the Finals for the first time.

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