Top 40 Charles Barkley Quotes From The Basketball Legend

Charles Barkley is a basketball legend and iconic sports analyst who continues to captivate audiences with his outspoken and charismatic personality. Known for his formidable presence on the court as the “Round Mound of Rebound,” Barkley is a popular name in NBA history famous for his shooting skills and agility on the court. Dive into the best Charles Barley quotes about hard work, confidence, and success from one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Born in Leeds, Alabama, U.S., Charles Barkley is regarded as one of the greatest power forwards in the history of the NBA.

During his illustrious NBA career, Barkley played for 16 seasons, mainly for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets.

Despite being shorter than the typical power forward, Barkley used his extraordinary strength and agility to become one of the NBA’s best rebounders and scorers.

He has achieved an 11-time NBA All-Star, Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1993, and was named to the All-NBA First Team five times.

Barkley also won two Olympic gold medals as a member of the United States men’s basketball team in 1992 and 1996.

After retirement from basketball, Barkley has become a sports commentator and analyst on TNT and CBS Sports. His candid commentary and larger-than-life personality have made him a beloved sports analyst.

Barkley’s passion for the game, intense energy, and remarkable skills has made a role model for aspiring athletes who are inspired by his dedication and perseverance. His hard work, competitive drive, and determination toward the game has made him a sports icon.

Whether you are a sports fan or not, these inspirational Charles Barkley quotes can help you reach your full potential.

Top 10 Charles Barkley Quotes

  1. “I may be wrong, but I doubt it.” — Charles Barkley
  2. “We’re not all supposed to think alike.” — Charles Barkley     

    Charles Barkley Quotes
    Charles Barkley Quotes       
  3. “I don’t care what people think. People are stupid.” — Charles Barkley  

    Quotes By Charles Barkley
    Quotes By Charles Barkley
  4. “Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.” — Charles Barkley   

    Charles Barkley Funny Quotes
    Charles Barkley Funny Quotes
  5. “The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.” — Charles Barkley
  6. “If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful.” — Charles Barkley

    Best Charles Barkley Quotes
    Best Charles Barkley Quotes
  7. “If I screw up, I’m gonna say, ‘You know what? I really screwed up.’ That’s all you can do.” — Charles Barkley

    Charles Barkley Funniest Quotes
    Charles Barkley Funniest Quotes
  8. “I’m not a role model… Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” — Charles Barkley 

    Charles Barkley Sayings
    Charles Barkley Sayings
  9. “You gotta believe in yourself…I believe I’m the best-looking guy in the world and I might be right.” — Charles Barkley

    Charles Barkley Famous Quotes
    Charles Barkley Famous Quotes
  10. “I always laugh when people ask me about rebounding techniques. I’ve got a technique. It’s called just go get the damn ball.” — Charles Barkley

Best Quotes By Charles Barkley

  1. Social media is where losers go to feel important.” — Charles Barkley
  2. “I’m not paid to be a role model. I’m paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court.” — Charles Barkley
  3. “I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.” — Charles Barkley
  4. “I’m not trying to be the next Michael Jordan, I’m trying to be the first Charles Barkley.” — Charles Barkley
  5. “I love everybody. Some I love to be around, some I love to avoid, and others I’d love to punch in the face.” — Charles Barkley
  6. “I don’t create controversies. They’re there long before I open my mouth. I just bring them to your attention.” — Charles Barkley
  7. “My idea of religion is we are supposed to bring people together. We are not supposed to judge other people.” — Charles Barkley
  8. “I don’t believe in statistics. There are too many factors that can’t be measured. You can’t measure a ballplayer’s heart.” — Charles Barkley
  9. “I’m not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen to all this crap any more from all these people who have nothing except doomsday to predict.” — Charles Barkley
  10. “For some reason, we’re brainwashed to think if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person.” — Charles Barkley

Famous Charles Barkley Quotes 

  1. “My message is simple: take control of your life.” — Charles Barkley
  2. “I’m not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models.” — Charles Barkley
  3. “At some point, I don’t want to have any obligation. And just chill out.” — Charles Barkley
  4. “I read that heavy drinking is bad for your health. I decided I better stop reading.” — Charles Barkley
  5. “You know it’s going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.” — Charles Barkley
  6. “My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, ‘Hey, I’m rich.’” — Charles Barkley
  7. “I like to help poor people who got no chance. If rich people don’t, who will? Not other poor people, that’s for sure.” — Charles Barkley
  8. “If you go out with a girl and they say she has a great personality, she’s ugly. If they tell you a guy works hard, he can’t play a lick.” — Charles Barkley
  9. “I never would say a player stinks. Ever. I’ll tell you their team stinks, and first of all, they know their team stinks. And the fans know their team stinks.” — Charles Barkley
  10. “There’s only 5 real jobs in the world. Teacher, fireman, policeman, doctor and somebody who is in the armed service. If you don’t have one of those 5 jobs, you shouldn’t take your life that serious.” — Charles Barkley

Funny Charles Barkley Quotes

  1. “Golf is fun – until you hit somebody in the head.” — Charles Barkley
  2. “I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I’d work for the Klan.” — Charles Barkley
  3. “One of the worst days of my life was telling Dick Ebersol I was going to TNT.” — Charles Barkley
  4. “Just because you watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ doesn’t mean you can do the operation.” — Charles Barkley
  5. “Poor people have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years and they’re still poor.” — Charles Barkley
  6. “Somebody hits me, I’m going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn’t eaten in a while.” — Charles Barkley
  7. “My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.” — Charles Barkley
  8. “People always say turn the other cheek. If you turn the other cheek, I’m gonna hit you in the other cheek too.” — Charles Barkley
  9. “I might go my whole life stealing money. I got paid to play basketball, which is a scam. I get paid to watch basketball, which is a scam.” — Charles Barkley
  10. “These are my new shoes. They’re good shoes. They won’t make you rich like me, they won’t make you rebound like me, they definitely won’t make you handsome like me. They’ll only make you have shoes like me. That’s it.” — Charles Barkley

Fast  Facts About Charles Barkley

Born: February 20, 1963 (age 61) Leeds, Alabama, U.S.

Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)

Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)

Career information: High school Leeds (Leeds, Alabama)

College: Auburn (1981–1984)

NBA draft 1984: 1st round, 5th overall pick (Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers)

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers (1984-92), Phoenix Suns (1992-96), & Houston Rockets (1996-2000)

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Charles Barkley’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.

Career NBA statistics: Points 23,757 (22.1 ppg). Rebounds 12,546 (11.7 rpg). Assists 4,215 (3.9 apg). (Stats at


And whether or not you’re a basketball fan, there is so much you can learn from the wise words of Charles Barkley about life, failure, success, and more.

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