Charles Barkley visits us at Bad Axe Throwing Atlanta and learns how to throw axes by the biggest axe throwing club in the world! Retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on Inside the NBA, Charles Barkley paid us a visit with a group for an evening filled of axe throwing!
Charles was born and raised in Leeds Alabama and attended Leeds High School. It wasn’t until semifinals in high school that the scouts really noticed him and recruited him. He played collegiate basketball at Auburn for 3 seasons. In 1984 Berkley was selected with the fifth pick in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers.
In 1992 Charles made a trade to the Phoenix Suns where he continued to excel and perfect his game. The final trade occurred in 1996 to the Houston Rockets. This was Berkley’s last chance at capturing an NBA championship title. Battling various injuries, Berkley continued his basketball career till 1999. Immediately after his final game, he retired and concluded his sixteen-year Hall of Fame career. Additionally, in 1992 and 1996 Charles competed and won 2 Olympic gold medals.
Post basketball life includes a career in television including appearing the NBA network such as Inside the NBA. Since 2011 Berkley has also served as a studio analyst for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, in addition to serving as a guest commentator for NBC’s coverage of the NFL Wild Card playoffs.
Bad Axe Throwing Atlanta was thrilled and stocked to host this incredibly talented athlete for an event of axe throwing! A sport we’re sure Charles Barkley has never tried before.
After receiving a brief orientation and instruction on how to throw an axe, Charles got the hang of it!
Charles and a group had a chill and fun evening filled with the unique sport of throwing axes. Coach Evan hosted the group and provided a brief orientation, a practice session and concluded the evening with a round robin tournament.
Sir Charles Barkley seemed to take to our bad ass name!
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Thanks so much for the visit and the opportunity to chuck axes with the world’s biggest urban axe throwing club!