He coached the Bad Boys. And if you can coach those assholes, you can coach anybody.
— Charles Barkley (on Chuck Daly)
You will mess with a guy named Zaza, but a guy got a nickname ‘Ivan the Terrible’ you are not going to mess with.
— Charles Barkley on if Kevin Garnett will try to intimidate Ivan Johnson.
I’m a firm believer, if a guy shoots a three, that you knock his ass as far in the stands as you possibly can. We were getting beat by 30 or 40, I can’t remember. This guy was shooting threes and running up and down the court. I said, ‘Hey, we’ve got to hurt that guy right there.’
— Charles Barkley had NBA bounties when he played.
Ron (Artest) is a really good dude, but you always worry about him. He’s one of those guys that you always worry about.
— Charles Barkley on the Dan Patrick Show
One of the best playoff performances I have ever seen.
— Sir Charles on Carmelo’s 42 pts, 17 rebs, 6 asts Game 2 outburst.
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