Four-time gold medalist Charles Barkley tallied a 37-2 record during a USA Basketball career that spanned 14 years.
Charles Barkley (front row, right) first played with USA Basketball as a member of the gold-medal winning South Team that finished the 1982 U.S. Olympic Festival with a 3-1 record.
At the 1983 World University Games, Charles Barkley (front row, right) contributed 10.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game to help the USA to a 6-1 record and the bronze medal in Canada.
Charles Barkley started in three of the USA’s six wins as it captured gold at the 1992 Tournament of the Americas and qualified the USA for the Barcelona Olympics. He led the team in scoring and rebounding with 16.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
In the U.S. men’s Tournament of the Americas (FIBA AmeriCup) single-competition record book, Charles Barkley is second for steals averaged (2.0 in 1992) and sixth for points averaged (16.3 in 1992).
Charles Barkley won the first of two Olympic gold medals as a member of the 8-0 Dream Team at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
Charles Barkley made 12-of-14 shots and scored 30 points as the USA crushed Brazil, 127-83 in Olympic preliminary round action in 1992. His 30 points are tied for fourth in USA Olympic single-game records.
Charles Barkley and his 1992 teammates collectively were honored as recipients of the 1992 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year award.
Charles Barkley won his second Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He played in seven of the USA’s eight wins on the way to a gold medal and averaged 12.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
In the U.S. Olympic men’s single-competition record book, Charles Barkley is first for field goal percentage (.816 in 1996), third for field goals made (59 in 1992), third for steals (21 in 1992), fourth for points averaged (18.0 in 1992) and fourth for points scored (144 in 1992).
In the U.S. Olympic men’s career record book, Charles Barkley, who played in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, lists third for field goal percentage (.744), fourth for field goals made (90), tied for fourth for free throws made (42), fifth for free throws attempted (58), sixth for points (231), sixth for rebounds (82), eighth for points averaged (15.4), eighth for steals (27) and tied for ninth in steals averaged (1.8).
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