The 25 Most Versatile Players in NBA History

12. Charles Barkley

"Official" position: Power Forward
Other position(s) played: Small Forward
Career years: (1984-2000)
Career stats: 22.1 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.8 BPG
Accolades: 1993 NBA MVP, 11x NBA All-Star, 5x All-NBA First Team, 5x All-NBA Second Team, 1x All-NBA Third Team, 1985 NBA All-Rookie First Team

Charles Barkley was one of the strangest cases of a dominant player in recent memory. Listed at 6'6" but probably closer to 6'4", the undersized and doughy Barkley should have gotten eaten alive on the glass in the NBA. Only thing is, he didn't; quite the opposite in fact, he averaged double-digit rebounds every season of his career. But don't kid yourself, he could shoot the rock too. He posted a lifetime .541 field goal percentage, including a respectable (for a post player at the time) .301 three-point percentage during his four years in Phoenix. His ability to score from all over the floor and run the break made Barkley one of the most dangerous players of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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