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Charles Barkley

On Magic Johnson's return to basketball: "We're just playing basketball. It's not like we're going out to have unprotected sex with Magic."


20 Feb 1963 Charles Barkley born, Leeds, AL.
1984 Drafted fifth, Philadelphia 76'ers.
21 Dec 1991 Arrested in Milwaukee for disorderly conduct, after breaking Joseph McCarthy's nose in a bar.
Jun 1992 Acquitted of assault charge resulting from his December arrest.
7 Jul 1996 Jeb Tyler files an assault complaint against Barkley over an altercation in The Basement, a Cleveland dance bar. Tyler: "He said it like three times, 'You got to leave.' I said, 'No, I'm not leaving the bar.' Then I said, 'How about you leave the bar?' As soon as I said that, he punched me in the nose."
2 Aug 1997 Jury rejects Jeb Tyler's claim of $550,000 against Barkley, over the July 1996 bar fight.
26 Oct 1997 Basketball great Charles Barkley is charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest after throwing 20-year-old man Jorge Lugo through a plate glass window in an Orlando, Florida dance club. Barkley later tells reporters: "I regret we weren't on a higher floor."
19 Apr 2000 Retires from NBA basketball. "Now I'm just what America needs: another unemployed black man."
1 Oct 2002 Book, I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It.

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