Barkley was one of the most popular players of his era because of his competitive style and wide grin. He never won a ring with the Suns but he was one of their all-time greats. Meanwhile, Barkley had a big mouth and went after everybody with great trash-talk. Reputations didn’t intimidate him because he went after everybody.
Barkley famously shredded the Bulls and Michael Jordan in 1993. He said. “We better not be doing the Bulls this year. Man, they suck! Bunch of high school kids with $70 million contracts. Damn! I hate my mother for having me too soon.” In the end, the Bulls had the last laugh but this was a brilliant line (via Sportskeeda).