KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Charles Barkley isn’t afraid to talk about race, readily explains how dumb college basketball players are for leaving school, and doesn’t hesitate in making fun of NBA players when they do something foolish.
A man of many words, Barkley had just a few when he was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night.
“This is a really cool honor,” he said. “I’ve had obviously a magnificent life and this is just more icing on the cake.”
Barkley was honored with a 2008 class that included former Kansas star Danny Manning, Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson and longtime Mount St. Mary’s coach Jim Phelan. [read more]