Auburn University alumnus, “The Round Mound of Rebound” Charles Barkley was honored this past Friday, as the Philadelphia Sixers officially revealed his brand new statue along the Legends Walk outside of the team’s practice facility in Camden, New Jersey. After being cemented literally, Barkley’s first reaction upon seeing the statue? “I don’t know if I’ve ever been that skinny.”
During his eight seasons with the Sixers, Sir Charles earned All Star honors six times while averaging 23.3 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per night. He averaged double-digit rebounds in 15 of his 16 NBA seasons, with the lone outlier being his rookie season where he ripped down 8.6 boards a night to go along with 14 points per game.
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"I don't know if I've ever been that skinny." 😂
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) September 13, 2019