The Philadelphia 76ers boast a host of legends in the history of their franchise. Wilt Chamberlain, Allen Iverson and Julius “Dr. J” Erving are just a few players who have played some of their best basketball for the City of Brotherly Love.
On Friday, the Sixers honored one of the franchise’s all-time greats. The Sixers unveiled Charles Barkley’s statue outside the team’s practice facility in Camden, New Jersey.
Barkley joins fellow Sixers legends such as Erving, Chamberlain, Maurice Cheeks and Bobby Jones as players who have statues outside the practice facility. Barkley, an NBA on TNT analyst, was all smiles at the unveiling, and he was his usual fun-loving self.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever been that skinny,” Barkley joked as he looked at the statue.
A 2006 Hall of Fame inductee, Barkley played with the Sixers for eight seasons. He went to six All-Star games during his time with the Sixers, and he averaged at least 20.0 points per game and 10 rebounds a game for seven of his seasons with the team.
Barkley, who won the NBA’s MVP award in 1993, averaged 23.3 points per game and 11.6 rebounds a game during his career with the Sixers.