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Charles Barkley Tried To Pay Legendary NBA Star To Play For Auburn
Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
Charles Barkley says that he met Dirk Nowitzki in Germany while traveling with the "Dream Team" in 1992, and that he wanted to convince him to come to Auburn...
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"I met Dirk Nowitzki and tried to pay him to come to Auburn.

We played an exhibition in Germany, and I’ve got Scottie Pippen, who is a great defender, I’ve got Horace Grant. A couple of other NBA players, and we played this German team,” Barkley said in an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.

Barkley said that Nowitzki finished with 52 points against elite NBA opposition, and that he took notice of the tall youngster.

“I said, ‘Yo man, who are you?’ He said, ‘My name is Dirk Nowitzki.’ I said, ‘Do you wanna go to Auburn? I’ll take care of that,’” Barkley said.

“He says, ‘I gotta go in the Army.’ I said, ‘Dude, you’re 7 feet tall. You’re not going in the damn Army.'”
(The Spun)
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Geaux Guy26 days
That’s not paying him.
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Damn strong offer
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biglego1 month
Dirk was 14 years old in 1992
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Texas Weazel1 month
This is old news.
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Clark141 month
I didn’t see where he offered to pay him, maybe make a call and get him a scholarship is what I got from it.
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SkintBack1 month
But Will Wade
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I'm pretty sure Larry posted this same story a few years ago.
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MrLahey1 month
As a guy who wasn't scouted by Auburn, Charles offered to pay his tuition?

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