Compare And Contrast Charles Barkley And Patrick Horton

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Thanks to their appearance in the movie Space Jam, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing are among the select few NBA players that can also call themselves movie stars. These two men are among the greatest to play professional basketball and have both been accepted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They both had outstanding careers with many accomplishments. They played during the same time period and their paths crossed many times throughout their admirable careers. Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley were both popular and astounding NBA basketball players, but their careers took opposite directions after they retired from playing basketball. Both Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley had humble upbringings and their basketball careers took off in high school, although that is where the similarities in their early lives end. Patrick was born to a poor family in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to Cambridge Massachusetts when he was 13 years old. Patrick was the 5th of seven children and he grew up playing soccer and cricket. It wasn’t until he moved to the United States that he was introduced to basketball. Charles was born to a poor family in Leeds, Alabama. He and his two brothers were raised by his mother and grandmother. He grew up playing basketball with his brothers. Patrick had great success in his senior year of high school because he was already almost 7 feet tall. He was the first high school basketball player to be invited to try out for the US Olympic…show more content…
Despite this, their paths crossed several times throughout their careers and they were both among the top players in the NBA. Both men were named as one of the 50 greatest players and are in the basketball hall of fame. Although they lead very different lives and have made different decisions since retirement, the fact that they were extraordinary basketball players cannot be

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