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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays February 20

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NBA Star Charles Barkley

Blog post by Boomer54 Mark

Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays February 20

1963 (48) Charles Barkley NBA star forward, sportscaster known for his outspoken opinions

Trivia

Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Announced that he would enter the Hall as a Philadelphia 76er.

He was voted one of the NBA’s fifty greatest players of all time.

NBA MVP with the Suns in 1993, led them the NBA finals

Attended Leeds High School in Leeds, Alabama, a small suburb just outside of Birmingham. One of their outdoor basketball courts carries the name “Charles Barkley Court” in his honor.

Played three seasons at Auburn University before leaving early for the NBA draft.


Nearly made the 1984 US Olympic basketball team, but was cut on the final day by coach Bob Knight for making snide remarks about Coach Knight “wearing his granddaddy’s shoes.”

Shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding, in 1986-87.

Wore number 34, his college number, for most of his career with Philadelphia and Phoenix, but switched to 32 in his last season (1991-92) with the 76ers as a tribute to Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who was forced to retire before that season due to being HIV positive.

Played 16 seasons in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers (1984-85 to 1991-92), Phoenix Suns (1992-93 to 1995-96), and Houston Rockets (1996-97 to 1999-2000).

Member of the 1992 (Dream Team) and 1996 gold medal US Basketball team.

Only player on the original U.S. Olympic “Dream Team” of 1992 whose NBA team finished the previous season with a losing record and out of the playoffs.

His best friend is Michael Jordan.

Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ma. on September 8, 2006. Other inductees included Dominique Wilkins and Joe Dumars.

Arrested on suspicion of DUI on December 31, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona.


He does have the worst golf swing ever!!!


source:internet movie database
1964 (47) French Stewart Actor Goofy alien on tv series “3rd Rock From The Sun”

1954 (57) Patty Hearst Heiress to newspaper fortune kidnapped in the 1970s into a life of crime

1951 (60) Gordon Brown Prime Minister of Great Britain took office in 2007

1949 (62) Ivana Trump Married to then divorced “The Donald” became a successful business woman

1948 (63) Jennifer O”Neill Unforgettable in “Summer of ’42″

1946 (65) Sandy Duncan Cheerful actress on Broadway and TV commercials

In the category of I can’t believe they are that old:

1966 (45) Cindy Crawford Super model

1934 (77) Bobby Unser Three Winner of Indianapolis 500

1927 (84) Sidney Poitier Actor Baby Boomers will always remember him in the classic teen movie “To Sir With Love”


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