Charles Barkley was born in Leeds, Alabama, in 1963. A high school and college star, he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 1984 NBA draft. In 1992, Barkley joined the U.S. Olympic team, helping the infamous “Dream Team” earn the gold medal. Barkley was one of the NBA’s most remembered players not only for his talent but also for his personality and courtside antics. This basketball is signed by Charles Barkley and is guaranteed authentic.