Charles Barkley Gets Media Award from Temple
Emmy-winning broadcaster and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley will be honored with the 18th Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award in October, Temple University announced this week. The former Philadelphia 76er and Phoenix Sun is currently an analyst for Inside the NBA. Barkley joins the ranks of past honorees including Tina Fey, Wolf Blitzer, Dean Baquet, Whoopi Goldberg, and many more. “Charles Barkley is not only a keen analyst of basketball, he is an important and influential voice in American culture,” said David Boardman, Dean of the Klein College said in a statement released by the school. “He was known in the NBA for his ethic of hard work and intensity, and has brought that ethic to his work in media.” More here.