Charles Barkley turns 50

Valley resident Charles Barkley will turn 50 this Wednesday.

I have said many times that Barkley is too good to keep “stealing money” (his term, not mine) by doing television work with TNT. He has talked in the past about running the Phoenix Suns or becoming a GM for another NBA team.

I have been doing interviews with Charles since 1993. Through the years he’s talked about being Governor of Alabama, learning to speak Spanish and Chinese or host his own talk show.

I think he could do more with his life then run a NBA team or sit around and talk about basketball. Whatever the case, it’s a pleasure to have him in our town.