Charles Barkley Quotes

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Friday, July 22, 2005

July 23, 2005 Archive

This is the first 'best of' post of older Barkley quotes. I'll throw these up from time to time in case you haven't had a chance to read the entire list on the Barkley Quotes page.

  • "On throwing an elbow at an Angolan: "Well, he might have pulled a spear on me."

  • On why he didn’t attend a presidential inauguration: "They’re not my type. I like to be around low-class people, like reporters."

  • On New Years’ resolutions: "I think I’ve got to make a stronger commitment to my girlfriends and my family. Well, don’t write down my girlfriends."

  • On why he befriended Christian Laettner: "We’re a lot alike, actually. We both attended great academic institutions. And when we walk into a room, women scream."

  • On team dissention: "Harmony isn’t important. The only things that matter are winning and getting paid."

  • The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.

  • On Generation X: "I wish I was young again. I’d make a fortune and the coach couldn’t yell at me."

  • "My body was not meant to play the way I do. I'm shorter than most of the guys who play up front in the NBA, the guys who play elbow wars every night , so I've always knownthat someday it would take it's toll."

  • It's hard to box out guys if they are good rebounders. If you're going to stand there and hold them, you're not going toward the ball. Somebody will beat you to it.

  • On where he wanted his fine money donated: "I was going to donate the money to the homeless, but they would have better houses than me by the end of the season."

July 22, 2005 Update

  • "People who talk on the radio are idiots. It's the worst thing that ever happened to sports -- talk radio."

  • On no longer being a republican: "That was until they went crazy, before all those religious fanatics took over. My man (President Bush) started a war for no reason. He's getting innocent kids killed over there."

Thanks Chente!

Friday, July 08, 2005

July 8, 2005 Update

  • [From STEVE KING - Philadelphia Daily News]: When asked about a possible career as an analyst in another field - maybe golf - Barkley said: "Trust me, there are enough jackasses on television right now who think they know about every sport, so I'm going to stick to basketball... If you don't play the sport, then you're just a guy voicing his opinion. Dan Marino would be great on Monday Night Football, but I wouldn't want him coming over to the NBA."

  • On playing a celebrity golf tournament: "As long as Chris Webber is playing, I know I won't come in dead last. I know I can at least beat him."

  • On the camera shot of Steve Nash's wife and twin baby daughters:
    EJ: And there we see the wife of the MVP and his newborn twins.
    Charles: She's an MVP too!
  • Thanks Marc!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

July 5, 2005 Update

This is the first post of the Charles Barkley Quotes page, blog-edition. The original page is at: However, I'll also post updates on this site and make them available via RSS for anyone who wants to subscribe (so they know when new quotes get published).

I'll always title each entry with the date and the word "Update", so you know new quotes are up that day. And from time to time I'll post an entry with a title of the date and the word "Classic" where I take some of the earliest quotes from the Barkley Quotes page for people who haven't read back to the beginnings of the page.

Here we go, with today's new quotes!

*Sir Charles, on Bill Maher's show, about the Democratic Presidential Debates, "Al Sharpton need to get out, too. And that sistah-girl (Carrol Moseley Braun). Hey, I love Al Sharpton and I love the sistah-girl, but hey, we can't even get black coaches in the NFL, you think we gonna have a black president?"

--Thanks Joe!

*Discussing the revisionist, positive views on Ronald Reagan:

"Let me say this on that. I don't go to funerals anymore. Because, every time you go to a funeral, even if the person's an asshole you have to sit there and listen to what a great guy they were. And, that's why I refuse to go to funerals anymore. THAT'S THE TRUTH! (He) can be the biggest asshole in the world, but when you go to someone's funeral, you say, 'I'm at the wrong funeral!'"

--Thanks Joe!

During the NBA finals, Ernie Johnson points to a sign that reads:

"Barkley = Dumb, Van Gundy = Dumber"

Barkley responds, "Hey, at least that guy knows who I am. I have no idea who that guy is."

--Thanks Joe!