Because of HIV infection, Magic Johnson announced his retirement at the end of the 1990-91 season (and later made a brief comeback), when he was only 31 years old, the year of his retirement was still at the peak of 19.4 points and 12.5 assists per game, so how many people were saddened by it. Barkley in order to commemorate the Magic, will wear their own years of 34 jersey to the Magic 32, it is worth mentioning that the 76ers 32 has been retired for the team’s all-time legend Billy Cunningham, but the team and the league have agreed to Barkley to put it back on.
Charles Barkley is one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history, he is an underrated superstar player, now retired also as an NBA basketball analyst, Charles Barkley’s comments are also often ridiculed by fans of the network. But don’t forget how dominant Charles Barkley was as a player.
On February 9, 1996, in the Suns’ win over the Nets, Suns player Barkley scored 30 points and 18 rebounds to break 20,000 career points.
Eleven days later, Barkley became the eleventh player in NBA history to score 20,000 points + 10,000 rebounds.
Barkley has played for the 76ers, Suns and Rockets in his career and has made 1073 NBA career appearances, averaging 36.7 minutes per game and scoring 22.1 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals.
Barkley put up career averages of 22.1 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.8 caps per game. During his time in the league, he was able to put up back-to-back seasons averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, which was huge for the 76ers, Suns and Rockets he played for. Barkley eventually saw his No. 34 jersey retired by the 76ers and was awarded an honorary ring by the Suns. in 2006, he was recognized by the Hall of Fame and subsequently named to the NBA’s Top 50 and Top 75 Players lists, the only thing missing from his career was a championship ring.