NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley Selling His Memorabilia To Build Affordable Housing In His Alabama Hometown
Charles Barkley knows what he really values from his remarkable NBA career
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has had a remarkable career. He has plenty of trophies and memorabilia to show for it.
Apparently, the memories are enough. Barkley is selling off some of his most valuable hardware. He’s raising money to build affordable housing in his hometown of Leeds, Alabama.
He talked about it on WJOX, a radio station in Birmingham. The topic comes up around 2:10.
Barkley says he wants to work with the city of Leeds. He wants the city to give him about 30 eyesore properties. These are places where houses used to be, but now are rotted out overgrown with weeds.
“That stuff is not a big deal to me.”Charles Barkley, former NBA star, talking about the memorabilia he plans to sell off to fund affordable housing in his Alabama hometown.
Barkley plans to sell off Olympic gold medals, his 1993 MVP trophy and other items.
He hopes to be able to build 10-20 houses with the proceeds.
Barkley says almost all the items have been kept at his grandmother’s house in Leeds where he rarely sees it anyway.
He did note in the interview that he is giving his one daughter first dibs on keeping a single item.
She told him she’ll probably keep the gold medal from the ’92 Olympics. The idea that the rest would be sold to help build affordable housing in Leeds makes her as happy as her dad.