Charles Barkley quotes

Charles Barkley is a true one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life character. Also going by the humorous nicknames of Sir Charles and the Round Mound of Rebound, he is widely regarded as one of the most popular figures in the history of the NBA, as well as one of the most talented American basketball players of all time. His performances on the court ensured he would go down in history as one of the finest ever players, but it’s perhaps his antics and commentary after retiring from basketball that has turned him into a national household name.

Some people would go as far as labeling Barkley an unintentional comedian since he retired from basketball, such is his ability to make people laugh. He has an uncanny ability to make people laugh in so many situations and has the humility to laugh at himself and poke fun at those around him. His extremely readable autobiography, Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man, provides a laugh a minute, and many of his most famous quotes and catchphrases have been edited into YouTube videos that have proven extremely popular with sports fans throughout the US. If you’re looking for a humorous, uncensored view of sports in America, then enjoying Charles Barkley quotes is something that you definitely don’t want to miss out on.

Inspirational Charles Barkley quotes and sayings

  • My perspective is never gonna change on that... We've got to do a much better job to take care of poor people, because you cannot put all the poor people in bad neighborhoods, send them to bad schools, and say, 'Good luck in life.' That's just not right.

  • Look, I'm in the top 20 of players who ever lived.

  • We're not all supposed to think alike.

  • I think it sucks that in our country [the USA] there is such a double standard education-wise. Which part of the city you live in, or something like that, determines if you'll be successful, and that's not fair.

  • The older I get, the faster I was.

  • I'm so sick and tired of people in the media telling us that because of the war, sports aren't important. Fans need sports. We'd have only crime and war to watch on TV if not for sports.

  • If you can't slam with the best, then jam with the rest.

  • You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.

  • Say, Cuttino. What are those Godawful clothes you're wearing? Man, this ain't Rhode Island. You're in the NBA. The girls have teeth here.

  • I don't know what that gas is made of, but it can't smell any worse than Ernie Johnson 's gym bag.

  • Thank God for Jerry Springer's show. I thought only black folks were that screwed up until I watched Jerry Springer.

  • Just because you watch Grey's Anatomy doesn't mean you can do the operation.

  • When I was recruited at Auburn, they took me to a strip joint. When I saw those titties on Buffy, I knew that Auburn met my academic requirements.

  • 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. Same thing.

  • I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.

  • If all babies are so cute, how the hell do we have so many ugly people in the world?

  • I don’t hate anyone, at least not for more than 48 minutes, barring overtime.

  • I think you have an obligation to be honest.

  • I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.

  • If I screw up, I’m gonna say, ‘You know what? I really screwed up.’ That’s all you can do. Some people gonna forgive you, some people not gonna forgive you. That’s just the way it works.