The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.
Name: Charles Barkley
Vitals: 6-foot-6, 252 pounds
Birthday: Feb. 20, 1963
Drafted in 1984: 5th overall by Philadelphia 76ers
Draft fact: Charles Barkley, the fifth player chosen at the 1984 Draft, is ranked 75th on the NBA’s all-time games played list. For his career, Barkley appeared in 1,073 games, the eighth-highest total among 1984 draftees.
We’re just 75 hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.