Will We Ever See Another Prospect Like Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley, in my opinion, was one of the most unique players to have ever came into the league in terms of physique and most of all, talent. He played and dominated PF, had the height of a SG/PG at 6'4" (even though he was listed at 6'6") . Even though he had weight issues a lot during his career, that didn't hurt his numbers at all as one of the most efficient offensive players ever, and not to mention his rebounding. He was an average, but athletic defender. The closest player, in terms of uniqueness, is LeBron James. Well we all know that LBJ exceeds Charles as an overall player and athlete, but who could dominate on the inside with the size that Charles had? Does anyone see another player like Charles?
Cuttino mobley was listed as 6'5 and Barkley was clearly taller than him sooooo.I dont think hes 6'4.
It's a different game...I think guys like Elton Brand and Carlos Boozer fit the undersized but dominate pF...Both of them are 6'8 though...Blair could be a rebounder like Barkley but neveer match the offensive skill he had...Blair is 6'6...I think there will be a short guy with crazy game on the inside...Not like Barkley,,...
Dejaun Blair in size is close in my opinion he's only about a legit 6''6' I would say in his prime he would be a dominate rebounder but I don't think he is athletic as charles was.....
It was very possible that Mobley could have been 6'2 or 6'3 (minus shoes); therefore, Barkley could only be 6'4 without shoes.
"But you play the game WITH shoes!"
Some guys show up to measurement with "shoes" that make them 1.5 - 2.25 inches taller. In comparison, the average pair of Timberland boots makes the wearer 1.5 inches taller, while the average pair of high heels makes the wearer 3 inches taller.
We all know that basketball players are sometimes listed an inch, sometimes 2 inches taller than what they really are, so the fact that Cuttino Mobley is listed at 6'5" doesn't mean too much. In the vid Barkley looks about an inch or two taller, but for all we know, Cuttino might not actually be 6'5". Besides, unless Charles is lying, in the book he wrote (May Be Wrong But I Doubt It), he admitted that his actual height was 6'4", so that is more proof that a basketball player's listed height isn't always correct.
no1 CARES ABOUT HIGH HEELS OJJ
I'm just pointing that out, man. Calm down.
One of the things I miss most about Charles is that when he made a block on someone the person who was blocked knew about it. Love the part when he dunked on the guy and threw the ball at him after. His attitude cracks me up.
How come Kenny and Charles never discussed THIS on "Inside the NBA?"
Looks like the "Jet" ran out of fuel on that drive.
i though Cutino Mobley was listed at 6'4" and I think he had to be a least 6'3" and some change because he was taller than steve Francis who is like 6'2 and some. I though Barkley was 6'5" or 6'4" and a half without shoes.
They don't talk about it on "Inside the NBA" because Kenny's Rockets defeated the Suns in that playoff series and eventually won the NBA Championship.
I think we're getting sidetracked by this whole Cuttino Mobley vs. Barkley height thing. I feel like Steroid's point was that Sir Charles completely dominated as a very undersized player at his position and is a very unique player. Dejuan Blair is a close comparison physically (probably 6'6'', really long arms, wide base), but Blair still can't touch Charles in terms of his versatility and skills. Barkley could handle the ball, developed a jump shot, and relentlessly went for every rebound. While we are in a different era in the game where athleticism may be emphasized, I still think Barkley would be a superstar and get 25+ and 12+ during his prime. I don't think we'll see a player like Charles Barkley again (on and off the court)
Thats why I said listed...I didnt say hes 6'5 I said hes listed there.So he probally is 6'4 6'3 and in that case it makes Barkley 6'5 6'6
Jared Sullinger has a similarities and he's really really good
but still taller than Charles and not that good
Not compairing the two in size but I see Demarcus Cousins having a Barkley-like career.
He was also a great back to the basket post play who could fade away and hit treys
Definitely not Charles Barkley but the closest thing I've seen to Charles
I've met Barkley a few times when I used to work at a hotel and we are almost identical in height and I'm right around 6'4". The guy is definitely not very tall, but he does have very long arms. The most amazing thing about Charles to me is how fast and agile he was early in his career when, well, when he was fat. I mean the guy was carrying at least 50 lbs of philly cheesesteaks around with him at all times.
The thing is that there are a few guys who have Barkley's physique and athleticism, but you have to go to the NFL to find them.
Barkley was also an excellent passer and had a very high Bball IQ, although the guy is a legit 6'10'' I think there is some of Barkley's game in Kevin Love, very good use of his body for rebounding, can play low or face up and shoot jumpers and is a pretty good passer. Barkley is a hall of famer so prospects like him don't come around very often, but there is a little bit of Barkley's influence in a lot of players around the league. You know guys like he and Rodman were watched by undersized powerforwards growing up over the past decade, so I see the influence he had on the position, but as far as a 6'4'' hall of fame power forward who was as well rounded (no pun intended ) as Sir Charles is probably pretty slim.