Celebrate Charles Barkley's birthday with some of his best moments

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Charles Barkley is celebrating his 51st birthday today and in honor of that milestone why not check out the video above, showcasing his glory days in the NBA.

Now an outspoken TV analyst on shows like TNT's 'Inside the NBA' Barkley is famous for his passionate (and sometimes controversial) comments.

But he wasn't a bad basketball player in his day either you know.

An 11-time All-Star, 1993 NBA MVP, and Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers legend was a frightening prospect for opponents. 

He was inducted into the basketball Hall-of-Fame in 2012 and was a lethal combination of power and speed when at his best.

His number 34 jersey is retired at both the Suns and 76ers, as well as at Auburn University where he spent his college career.

And as the video shows, not only could he play with the best, but he was accustomed to the occasional on-court outburst too. 

If you prefer his post-professional highlight reel, check out this video.

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