Could you imagine seeing Charles Barkley in purple and gold and playing alongside Magic Johnson? It almost happened. In 1991, the Philadelphia 76ers were growing tired of Barkley and his antics, and they became hellbent on dealing him. Then, in what looked like a "done deal," the Sixers were prepared to send Chuck and Ron Anderson to the Los Angeles Lakers for James Worthy and Elden Campbell. But somehow talks broke down and Barkley stayed in Philly for one more season.
After posting a dismal 35-47 record and failing to reach the playoffs, Barkley demanded a trade and this time, they got the job done and dealt him to the Phoenix Suns.