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 No. 5 pick in the 1984 Draft, averaged 22.14 ppg throughout his career. That number puts him in 26th place on the all-time list in that category. From the 1985-86 season to the 1995-96 season, Barkley never averaged less than 20.0 ppg.
VIDEO: Charles Barkley drops 47 points on the Atlanta Hawks in a 1988 game
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