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Charles Barkley hates reality TV, loves 'Scandal'

Charles Barkley hates reality TV, loves 'Scandal'

March 19 (UPI) -- Basketball star Charles Barkley told TMZ that he hates reality shows like The Bachelor but loves DC drama "Scandal."
Aileen Graef
Stretching the Field: NBA has no room for brawls

Stretching the Field: NBA has no room for brawls

Who doesn't enjoy watching two grown men throwing fists in the ring, octagon, football field or on the ice?

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
By United Press International
Obama sings the praises of Lebron James in interview with Barkley

Obama sings the praises of Lebron James in interview with Barkley

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Miami Heat star LeBron James "has a chance" to be as good as anyone who ever played the game, U.S. President Barack Obama said in a taped TV interview.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
By United Press International
Charles Barkley to Patriots fans: 'Y’all take the winning for granted'

Charles Barkley to Patriots fans: 'Y’all take the winning for granted'

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Barkley says that when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady leave New England, the team will "[expletive] suck."
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LeBron James should return to Cavs, says Charles Barkley

LeBron James should return to Cavs, says Charles Barkley

Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Charles Barkley cites better fans in Cleveland than Miami in reason LeBron James should return to Cavaliers.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Sixers to retire Iverson's No. 3

Sixers to retire Iverson's No. 3

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers announced plans Wednesday to retire the uniform No. 3 worn by longtime Sixers star Allen Iverson.
Hugh Jackman to host D.C. Christmas special

Hugh Jackman to host D.C. Christmas special

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Australian actor and entertainer Hugh Jackman is to host next month's "Christmas in Washington" television special, TNT announced.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
By United Press International
Reality TV next up for Phelps

Reality TV next up for Phelps

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Twenty-two-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps said he will appear on the upcoming season of Golf Channel's "The Haney Project."
Barkley: Weight loss is about health

Barkley: Weight loss is about health

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Former basketball star Charles Barkley said he was inspired to join and campaign for Weight Watchers when he realized he'd gained 100 pounds since retirement.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
By United Press International
Jeremy Lin to be in NBA Rising Stars game

Jeremy Lin to be in NBA Rising Stars game

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Jeremy Lin, who ignited a nationwide craze with his recent play for the New York Knicks, has been added to the NBA's Rising Stars game, the league said Friday.

Barkley calls Weight Watchers gig 'scam'

ATLANTA, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Charles Barkley, believing his microphone was turned off, described his gig as a Weight Watchers spokesman as a "scam."
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Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player. Nicknamed "Sir Charles" and "The Round Mound of Rebound", Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's (NBA's) most dominating power forwards. He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team. He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. In 1993, he was voted the league's Most Valuable Player and during the NBA's 50th anniversary, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games and won two gold medals as a member of the United States' Dream Team. In 2006, Barkley was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Barkley was popular with the fans and media and made the NBA's All-Interview Team for his last 13 seasons in the league. He was frequently involved in on- and off-court fights and sometimes stirred national controversy, as in March 1991 when he mistakenly spat on a young girl, and as in 1993 when he declared that sports figures should not be considered role models. Short for a power forward, Barkley used his strength and aggressiveness to become one of the NBA's most dominant rebounders. He was a versatile player who had the ability to score, create plays, and defend. In 2000, he retired as the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists.

Since retiring as a player, Barkley has had a successful career as a color commentator on basketball. He works with Turner Network Television (TNT) as a studio pundit for its coverage of NBA games. In addition, Barkley has written several books and has shown an interest in politics; in October 2008, he announced that he would run for Governor of Alabama in 2014, but he changed his mind in 2010.

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