“Holy f*ck I left my college for only $75,000” Charles Barkley gets at his most brutal again revealing his insider talk with agent
Charles Barkley was an astounding player and was able to dominate the floor defensively as well as offensively. Being as good as he was teams were eager to sign him onto their roster but only few got the chance to work with the legend.
Drafted in 1984, he was taken under Billy Cunningham‘s wing with the Philadelphia 76ers. Chuckster revealed an instance that took place before he was drafted. “So about 3-days before the draft, my agent says to me, ‘We need to talk,’ so I said what’s going on?”
“He says, ‘The Sixers can only give you $75,000,’ he says, they’re over the cap, and I’m like, Yo man I didn’t leave college for $75,000. With the 5th pick of the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select Charles Barkley from Auburn University, and I’m like holy f**k, I left college for $75,000.”
Charles Barkley thrives to make NBA regret paying him less
Charles Barkley became an instant success with the Philadelphia 76ers. The only thing that held him back were the people who competed with, aka Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Isiah Thomas. The 80s and 90s were dominated by this group of players. But Chuck was able to find his moment if stardom.
The power forward won several accolades over the 16 years he spent playing basketball. He managed to average 28.3 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 3.2 assists and almost led the Sixers to a championship. In 1993, he led the Phoenix Suns to the NBA Finals but Jordan and the Chicago Bulls held them to two games.
After an incredible journey with the NBA, he retired in 2000 due to injuries. He managed to earn himself $40 million in earning as a professional athlete. Now he serves as a television sports analyst and is widely known for his work with TNT’s Inside the NBA.