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Charles Barkley’s Top 10 NBA players of all-time is really 11

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The beauty of Charles Barkley is that he—like all of us—is humanly flawed; nothing is scripted or contrived.

Appearing Friday on “The Dan Patrick Show,” Barkley was asked why Magic Johnson’s name rarely comes up in the “greatest of all-time” discussion.

Charles Barkley: ‘Black people have voted for Democrats their whole life, they’re still poor’Barkley took the opportunity to run down his Top 10 list.

“My top five are MJ, Oscar, Russell, Kareem and Wilt,” Barkley said. “Then I have Kobe, LeBron, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and Magic and Bird. That’s my top ten … or eleven.”

Barkley’s greatest power forward of all-time, Tim Duncan, must be No. 12.

Barkley also told Patrick that if Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal had remained together, they “realistically could have won close to ten championships.”

… or 11.