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Mark Berman: Charles Barkley did the eulogy for Moses Malone’s funeral: “It’s an honor to be here. He was a very important significant person in my life. I called him dad. Never called him Moses for the last 30 years. I just feel sadness. It means the world to me.It’s special just to be here. He was much more than family”.
Moses Malone Jr. said the funeral for his father, the Hall of Fame center, will be on Saturday at noon at Lakewood Church. He said his father’s former teammate, Charles Barkley, will handle the eulogy during the service. “It means a lot,” said Moses Malone Jr. in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. “My dad was Charles’ mentor. Charles has been a great family friend for years. “Charles has great admiration and love for my father.”
SH: We knew, because of Sonny Vaccaro, he’d told him and Kobe and all those guys, if you can get through high school and survive all of this stuff, Spencer Haywood paved the way for y’all to go and make a living, earn a living for your family. And they knew that. That’s been my new group. And Kevin Garnett has been awesome. And you know who has been more awesome than anybody? Charles Barkley.
Charles Barkley issued a statement about the death of fellow NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone on Sunday. The two of them were teammates with the Philadelphia 76ers for the first two years of Barkley’s career, and the current TNT analyst had this to say about the man who mentored him: “The man I called ‘Dad’ passed today. Words can’t explain my sadness. I will never know why a Hall of Famer took a fat, lazy kid from Auburn and treated him like a son and got him in shape and made him a player. Every time I saw him I called him ‘Dad.’ I hope he knew how much I appreciated and loved him.”
On Tuesday night at The Phoenician, the Phoenix Suns released a new WeArePHX marketing campaign along with a new uniform. The new jersey is an all-black look deemed the Suns “Civil Pride” jersey, which represents the team’s pride in its home city, while honoring the popular Suns teams of the past, including the Kevin Johnson and Charles Barkley era teams who were the first to wear a black Suns uniform.
Charles Barkley, appearing on the Dan Patrick Show, talked about how he never found Dawkins in a bad mood — he was always “jovial.” Dawkins had become an ambassador of the game, someone beloved by all. And someone who will be missed.