Hoopsters and hipsters are probably already familiar with the much-forwarded list of the "50 Greatest Charles Barkley Quotes." (The quotes are unsourced.)
Quote #25 came in 2006, when a frustrated Kevin Garnett threw a basketball into the crowd. Cameras showed a man who was hit by the ball being taken away in a stretcher. His daughter was in tears.
Insisting that players take passes to the face all the time, Barkley said, "You know why that little girl's crying? It's because she's thinking, 'My daddy's a wussy.'" (The unidentified man was okay.)
Ouch. Three other quotes of note:
38. Ernie Johnson: "Did you graduate from Auburn?"
Barkley: "No, but I have a couple people working for me who did."
23. "It's kind of great to see the Celtics doing well again cuz that was so much fun in my day to go to the Boston Garden and they spit at you and throw things at you and talk about your mom. It sounds like dinner at Kenny Smith's house."
2. In 1998, Barkley went to court for throwing a guy through a 1st floor window in a fight. (The man had thrown a glass of ice at him.)
Judge: "Your sanctions are community service and a fine. Do you have any regrets?"
Charles: "Yeah I regret we weren't on a higher floor."