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Kentucky’s Sam Bowie and Auburn’s Charles Barkley, 1984

Posted on January 14, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by
Kentucky's Sam Bowie and Auburn's Charles Barkley battled for position in a basketball game played at Lexington's Rupp Arena, Feb. 11, 1984. No. 6 UK won 84-64 despite 7-foot-1 Bowie scoring only eight points while 6-foot-6 Barkley scored 18 for the 16th-ranked Tigers. Before the game, Barkley, fooling around, told UK's Jim Master, "I want you." During warmups, Barkley dropped by the Kentucky bench to shake the coaches' hands. Forty-five minutes after the final buzzer, he was still in the building, signing autographs at midcourt. Barkley would go on to end his junior year being named SEC Player of the Year and leaving school early for the NBA Draft. He was picked fifth overall, three spots behind Bowie. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

Kentucky’s Sam Bowie and Auburn’s Charles Barkley battled for position in a basketball game played Feb. 11, 1984, at Rupp Arena in Lexington. No. 6 UK won, 84-64, even though 7-foot-1 Bowie scored only eight points while 6-foot-6 Barkley scored 18 for the 16th-ranked Tigers. Before the game, Barkley, fooling around, told UK’s Jim Master, “I want you.” During warmups, Barkley dropped by the Kentucky bench to shake the coaches’ hands. Forty-five minutes after the final buzzer, he was still in the building, signing autographs at midcourt. Barkley would go on to end his junior year being named SEC player of the year and leaving school early for the NBA Draft. He was picked fifth overall, three spots behind Bowie. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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