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#1 Tobias Fünke

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 11:48 PM

Barkley's picked up the tuition for a busboy at a restaurant in Philly.


"Sir Charles told [Christian] Abate he would like to help him with his tuition, and Abate wasn't sure how to respond. Barkley didn't give him much time, telling Abate that he had the length of Barkley's meal to decide. Abate wisely accepted.

"He's a nice kid," Barkley said of Abate on Friday. "He was working with kids, I loved that he wanted to be a teacher, and I wanted to help him," Barkley told us by phone between stops on a flight to Reno where he was making a speech.

While the little-more-than-15% tip may seem particularly special, it's not so unusual for Sir Charles. In fact, the lovable goof has given at least $3 million to schools and education in his home state of Alabama. He's a giver, not a golfer.

As SportsByBrooks so eloquently put it, Barkley is just like Robin Hood: "He tries to take from the rich, but since he’s not very good at it, he gives to the poor out of his own pocket." So noble. Thump Bump, Chuck.


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Posted July 25, 2008 - 11:49 PM

Love Barley.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 11:54 PM

here here! what a man! and i bet he could kill Jon Barry with his bare hands
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Posted July 26, 2008 - 12:22 AM

Awesome gesture by Sir Charles.

#5 Vudoo

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Posted July 26, 2008 - 01:13 AM

Wasn't it just a couple of months ago that he owed some casino a ton of money?

Anyways, that was certainly a very generous donation from Charles :(
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Posted July 26, 2008 - 01:23 AM

I always liked Charles

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Posted July 26, 2008 - 12:53 PM

That's awesome.




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