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Shaquille O’Neal of the Orlando Magic goes up for a shot against Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns during a game in 1994.  Shaq turns 42 today. (John W. McDonough/SI)

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Shaquille O’Neal of the Orlando Magic goes up for a shot against Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns during a game in 1994.  Shaq turns 42 today. (John W. McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Rare SI Photos of Shaq

Charles Barkley smiles with a rubber duckie while in a Jacuzzi in 1993.  Sir Charles turns 51 today. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley smiles with a rubber duckie while in a Jacuzzi in 1993.  Sir Charles turns 51 today. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley

Right Guard may have wanted you to refer to Charles Barkley as “Sir Charles,” but “The Round Mound of Rebound” is much more appropriate for a 6-5, 250-pound forward who averaged nearly 12 rebounds a game during his 16-year career. (John W. McDonough/SI)

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Right Guard may have wanted you to refer to Charles Barkley as “Sir Charles,” but “The Round Mound of Rebound” is much more appropriate for a 6-5, 250-pound forward who averaged nearly 12 rebounds a game during his 16-year career. (John W. McDonough/SI)
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Charles Barkley reacts after the Suns victory in triple OT over the Bulls on June 13, 1993. (John W. McDonough/SI)

Charles Barkley reacts after the Suns victory in triple OT over the Bulls on June 13, 1993. (John W. McDonough/SI)

Charles Barkley prepares to make a move on Larry Bird during a 1989 Celtics-76ers game. (Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley prepares to make a move on Larry Bird during a 1989 Celtics-76ers game. (Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley shows off his strength during a 1992 SI photo shoot. (John W. McDonough/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley 

Charles Barkley shows off his strength during a 1992 SI photo shoot. (John W. McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley 

Charles Barkley is not pleased with the referee’s call during a 1997 Rockets-Sonics game.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Charles Barkley | Seattle SuperSonics

Charles Barkley is not pleased with the referee’s call during a 1997 Rockets-Sonics game.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Charles Barkley | Seattle SuperSonics

76ers forward Charles Barkley enjoys a day off in March 1986. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley

76ers forward Charles Barkley enjoys a day off in March 1986. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley

Suns guard Kevin Johnson battles with Michael Jordan for position under the basket as Charles Barkley looks on during the 1993 NBA Finals. Johnson, currently the mayor of Sacramento, is battling to build the Kings a new arena. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

AMICK: Johnson, Maloofs battle for future of Kings
AMICK: Sacramento group issues harsh letter about Maloofs

Suns guard Kevin Johnson battles with Michael Jordan for position under the basket as Charles Barkley looks on during the 1993 NBA Finals. Johnson, currently the mayor of Sacramento, is battling to build the Kings a new arena. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
AMICK: Johnson, Maloofs battle for future of KingsAMICK: Sacramento group issues harsh letter about Maloofs

Michael Jordan dribbles Charles Barkley during a 1991 playoff game between the Bulls and Sixers. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley | Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan dribbles Charles Barkley during a 1991 playoff game between the Bulls and Sixers. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley | Michael Jordan

A svelte Charles Barkley checks himself out in the mirror during a 1986 SI photo shoot. The “Mound Round of Rebound” turns 49 today. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley 
SI VAULT: In his second season, Barkley already a star (3.24.86)

A svelte Charles Barkley checks himself out in the mirror during a 1986 SI photo shoot. The “Mound Round of Rebound” turns 49 today. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley SI VAULT: In his second season, Barkley already a star (3.24.86)

Charles Barkley is not quite face-to-face with 7-foot-7 Manute Bol as the two have some words during a 1990 Sixers-Warriors game. Bol and Barkley wound up as teammates in Philadelphia several months after this photo was taken. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GALLERY: Rare photos of Manute Bol
GALLERY: Rare photos of Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley is not quite face-to-face with 7-foot-7 Manute Bol as the two have some words during a 1990 Sixers-Warriors game. Bol and Barkley wound up as teammates in Philadelphia several months after this photo was taken. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
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Charles Barkley breezes past Larry Bird and in for a layup dring a 1985 Celtics-Sixers game in Philadelphia. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

LOWE: LeBron, Paul Wade, Melo set to play in charity games
GALLERY: Rare photos of Charles Barkley | Larry Bird

Charles Barkley breezes past Larry Bird and in for a layup dring a 1985 Celtics-Sixers game in Philadelphia. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
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