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What teams did Charles Barkley play for and when did he win his MVP accolade?

NBA Hall of Famers Charles Barkley received huge appreciation for his performances in the league during his active playing days. Though he has not won an NBA trophy, he certainly became a crowd favorite with his game.

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley also known as Sir Charles has spent 16 seasons in the league. The Alabama-born star played at the forward position and dominated the same despite being undersized for it. the Professional basketball player remained a fan favorite as a television personality.

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Charles Barkley

Considered one of the best players near Rim, Barkley helped his team with his effective rebounding skills and scoring. He was part of the “big 3”s of many teams making them title contenders for seasons. Sadly he couldn’t win any championship in 16 years, but came close in 1993, when they lost to the Bulls, who completed their 1st three-peat.  

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When and for which team Charles Barkley made his debut

Charles Barkley with the Sixers in 1984

After successful collegiate seasons with Auburn, Charles Barkley was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 5th overall pick in the 1984 draft. He spent half of his career in Philly and was very productive for them. He averaged well above 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 rebounds per season for them, with nearly 1 block and 2 steals on the defensive end also.

He was very undersized for a forward, but his great leaping ability and his skill at establishing position around the basket using his considerable strength quickly made him one of the elite rebounders in the game.

11-time All-Star made to conference finals with Philadelphia 76ers but then failed to clear 2nd round in any of the seasons at Eastern Powerhouse team. He then was traded to Phoenix Suns, forming a pairing with star guard Kevin Johnson and Dan Majerle. He made it to NBA Finals with the Suns, leading the team in most of the statics.

After 4 seasons trying with the Suns, he joined a veteran team that included two megastars of the league, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. Statistically, the presence of Olajuwon affected Barkley’s production, but still impacted the game to some extent. In his first game with the Houston Rockets, Barkley had a career-high 33 rebounds, announcing himself to the new franchise. But again Barkley led team failed to deliver in the post-season, losing out to Jazz in 6 games.

Barkley won a total of 10 All-NBA selections and 11 All-Star selections and led the league in rebounding for the 1988 season

How many team did Charles Barkley play and how many Championship he won

Charles Barkley with the Suns

Throughout his 16-year NBA career, he became the fourth player to amass 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists. But it was his trade to Phoenix Suns in the 1992–93 seasons that went well for both of them.

Barkley remained determined to win the NBA title, as he took his game to another level, scoring immaculately and rebounding most loose balls. Chuckster remained consistent throughout the season, leading the Suns to an NBA-best 62–20 record. For his efforts, Barkley won the league’s Most Valuable Player Award.

He averaged 25.6 points on .520 shooting, 12.2 rebounds, and a career-high 5.1 assists per game in the 1993 season and was considered a top player for the season. But the Bulls remained a dominant force, winning their 3rd consecutive title after 6 games.

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