The Philadelphia 76ers will host a sculpture unveiling ceremony honoring Charles Barkley on Sept. 13th. The ceremony will take place at the 76ers’ training complex in New Jersey.
The sculpture of Charles Barkley will join those of Billy Cunningham, Wilt Chamberlain, Maurice Cheeks, Julius Erving, Hal Greer, Moses Malone, and Bobby Jones along the 76ers’ Legends Walk.
Barkley’s No. 34 was retired by the team in 2001. In his eight seasons with the Sixers, he averaged 23.3 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.7 steals in 37.3 minutes per game.
Barkley was the No. 5 overall selection in the 1984 NBA draft and was named an All-Star in his final six seasons with the Sixers. The 76ers made the playoffs in six of the eight years.
Barkley, 56, has also enjoyed a wildly successful career off the court as a basketball analyst, and played for a total of 16 NBA seasons, averaging 22.1 points and 11.7 rebounds and appeared in 11 NBA All-Star Games.