Charles Barkley (1963-) gained fame in the 1980s and 1990s as an NBA basketball player and continues to contribute to the
game through analysis and commentary. He played three seasons for the Auburn University Tigers before entering the NBA with
the Philadelphia 76ers in 1984. Barkley's NBA career spanned 16 seasons, and included numerous All-Star appearances, league
Most Valuable Player honors for the 1992-93 season, and an Olympic Gold Medal in 1996. Barkley's number 34 was retired by
Auburn University during a ceremony on March 3, 2001.