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JNA17
07-31-2013, 05:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWVru3T0R_U&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Watch from 16:14 on. The 76ers however pulled out of the deal at the last minute. I'll have to find the article but apparently the deal was James Worthy and Elden Cambell for Charles Barkley and Ron Anderson. Worthy only played three more seasons since that deal was shut down.

Magic and Barkley together would be interesting. O_O

True Sports Fan
07-31-2013, 05:46 AM
Lakers forum.

the avenger
07-31-2013, 08:18 AM
Man, that would've been quite some team

JNA17
07-31-2013, 02:18 PM
Lakers forum.

The Charles Barkley trade rumors was a big deal around the whole NBA. How is that not NBA forum related?

Chronz
07-31-2013, 02:22 PM
Damn that would have helped his legacy sooo much.

kdspurman
07-31-2013, 02:31 PM
Guess they'll have one of these threads about Chris Paul in like 30 years :laugh2:

But seriously, that would've been crazy.

JWorthy42
07-31-2013, 04:01 PM
Wow. This is crazy.

Although I would hate seeing Worthy get traded, it would definitely be a good move for the Lakers.

Also, if West pulls off all of the hoopla he did in '96?

Shaquille O'Neal
Charles Barkley
Kobe Bryant

:drool:

Hellcrooner
07-31-2013, 06:49 PM
So, that playoffs would ahve been a Magic, Scott, Barkley, Perkins, Divac + teagle team?

mmm, maybe that would have beat the bulss.

JNA17
07-31-2013, 07:18 PM
So, that playoffs would ahve been a Magic, Scott, Barkley, Perkins, Divac + teagle team?

mmm, maybe that would have beat the bulss.

On paper that could very well have beat the Bulls assuming everyone is healthy. It's a shame we never got to see it happen. Maybe then people would have realized MJ was human XD.

Swift Game
07-31-2013, 07:18 PM
Pippen would have needed to stay with Barkley who was unguardable...
Magic had a good series when pippen wasnt guarding him.

Who knows how that would have played out. Interesting.

goku
07-31-2013, 07:28 PM
Wow. This is crazy.

Although I would hate seeing Worthy get traded, it would definitely be a good move for the Lakers.

Also, if West pulls off all of the hoopla he did in '96?

Shaquille O'Neal
Charles Barkley
Kobe Bryant

:drool:

if this trade would have happened who knows if shaq or kobe would have been lakers I think its a good thing it didn't happen

JNA17
07-31-2013, 07:59 PM
if this trade would have happened who knows if shaq or kobe would have been lakers I think its a good thing it didn't happen

Well the Lakers would still have Divac Whether the deal happened or not so IMO, I think it's safe to assume that the Lakers would still get Kobe Bryant since Divac was all it took to get him.

As for Shaq, I'm not familiar what cap space the Lakers would have if the Lakers retained Barkley in 1996. But if the Lakers still had cap space, Shaq would still be possible.

PG: Nick Van Exel
SG: Eddie Jones
SF: Kobe Bryant (in a year or two)
PF: Charles Barkley
C: Shaq

That team in 1997 and/or 1998 would be VERY fun to watch.

kblo247
07-31-2013, 08:44 PM
Yep this trade for worthy is right up there with Van Exel for Kidd (that West had done until shaq went to the fo and said he didn't want Kidd on his team).

Would have sucked seeing worthy touch another jersey but Barkley was special and could have been taught how to win assuming they still had Shaq Kobe Nick Eddie Fish Fox Horry in the 96 summer

Bishnoff
07-31-2013, 08:57 PM
As a Suns fan, I'm extremely glad that the 76ers pulled out.

numba1CHANGsta
07-31-2013, 09:07 PM
Charles wouldnt have stayed after the whole Magic retiring, so it wouldnt have made a difference

sep11ie
07-31-2013, 09:33 PM
The Charles Barkley trade rumors was a big deal around the whole NBA. How is that not NBA forum related?

Cause it's from 1991...

JNA17
07-31-2013, 09:45 PM
Cause it's from 1991...

Since when did year it happened have anything to do with the topic? Doesn't a poster named JordanBulls post that kind of stuff all the time here? I don't see any complaining there. :p

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-31-2013, 10:07 PM
Would've been interesting, but he would've only played one year with Magic and I'm not sure if the Lakers would have ever gotten even one of Kobe or Shaq had this happened.

EDIT: Didn't listen to the video, but would this have taken place midseason of 91 or at the end of the 91 season?

Mcdoh
07-31-2013, 10:38 PM
wow.. too bad it didn't happened..

DreamShaker
07-31-2013, 10:53 PM
I heard that on Open Court. If only Magic hadnt had AIDS and that would have gone down...crazy to think. Though Barkley would have looked odd in a Lakers uni.

scissors
08-01-2013, 01:00 PM
91 would have been the best Finals ever.

Hawkeye15
08-01-2013, 01:33 PM
Chuck would be getting the respect he actually deserves if that happened.

Hellcrooner
08-01-2013, 01:41 PM
Curious how Worhty managed to stay a laker.

Magic wanted him traded for Aguirre and a Pick ( that became tarpley)-

Hornets offered an umprotected pick ( that ended being Grandmama ).

Then the barkley offer.


:D

J4KOP99
08-01-2013, 02:21 PM
This thread comes up every year. It would have been interesting, but as someone else said, no way the Lakers get Kobe and Shaq if Barkley was there. That would have changed everything.

JWorthy42
08-01-2013, 05:12 PM
This thread comes up every year. It would have been interesting, but as someone else said, no way the Lakers get Kobe and Shaq if Barkley was there. That would have changed everything.

Why wouldn't they get Shaq or Kobe?

JNA17
08-01-2013, 05:41 PM
This thread comes up every year. It would have been interesting, but as someone else said, no way the Lakers get Kobe and Shaq if Barkley was there. That would have changed everything.

I'm pretty sure the Lakers would still be able to get Kobe since Divac was all it took to get Kobe Bryant. As far as Shaq goes, I'm not familiar with how much cap space the Lakers had that year in 96 nor do I know what was Barkley's contract that year. But I believe it would still possible to acquire him.

kblo247
08-01-2013, 10:06 PM
This thread comes up every year. It would have been interesting, but as someone else said, no way the Lakers get Kobe and Shaq if Barkley was there. That would have changed everything.

Realistically
- They can't keep Nick, Eddie, and Elden
- They can't add Fisher, Fox, Horry, Kobe, and Shaq all in 1996

Is impossible to add Barkley to those 8.

RiceOnTheRun
08-01-2013, 10:43 PM
Definitely would've changed 90s history, just a bit. Who knows, maybe it might've been a flop like the whole Dwight Howard thing, but I think the Lakers make some finals matchups against the Bulls no doubt.

Would've been interesting to see Magic and Barkley against Jordan and Pippen. I know it was during their second three-peat, but Barkley and Rodman duking it out for rebounds in the Finals would've been amazing to watch.

mjt20mik
08-01-2013, 11:50 PM
He would have only gotten one year with magic... but imagine the possibilities of both of those guys together

JasonJohnHorn
08-02-2013, 01:04 AM
Yeah... Magic retiring later that year? The Lakers would have to pull off something else to keep Barkley around.

Greedy22
08-02-2013, 08:41 AM
Chuck would be getting the respect he actually deserves if that happened.

Agreed. One of my favorite players ever.