Charles Barkley was the league’s most boisterous and captivating personality, but he had yet to be heard from in June. That all changed when he relocated to Phoenix from Philadelphia, joining fellow newcomers Danny Ainge, Oliver Miller and Richard Dumas. Flanked by fan favorites, Kevin Johnson and Dan Majerle, the Suns were an instant juggernaut, scoring in bunches as Barkley secured every rebound in sight. Charles was named MVP for leading his teammates to a league best record and their wild ride continued through the playoffs. Battling back from an 0-2 first round deficit, they would also survive a harrowing seven game series in the Conference Finals, before their championship dreams were cut short.