Originally Posted by LeeD
The hair of about 1/4".
I saw Barkley at the AMEX at HardingPark, and he is no taller than that. Certainly not a full 6'5".
Which makes his exploits in the NBA even more amazing. He could box out, that's for sure.
Barkley was a hell of a player. I'll even go as far as to say he changed the power forward position. He was the first guy that was undersized, but could haul down rebounds like no other, can pound you to death inside, has a shooting touch, can pass the ball, and most importantly, the guy had handles for his size.
If you watch old highlights where he grabs a rebound, and start a fastbreak by himself. It's not like teams didnt get back on defense, he just outran and outhandled other teams, and brought people up to the rim with him as he dunked.