On This Date in NBA History: August 19, The Rockets Acquired Charles Barkley

Jan. 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: TNT announcer Charles Barkley court side prior to the game between the Phoenix Suns against the Los Angeles Clippers at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Clippers 93-88. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

1996 – The Phoenix Suns traded Charles Barkley and a second-round pick to the Houston Rockets for Chucky Brown (@ChuckyBrown52), Mark Bryant, Sam Cassell and Robert Horry (@RKHorry). Barkley played four seasons in Houston before retiring. He finished his career with an MVP award and 11 All-Star selections, but without an NBA championship. Horry, who won seven titles in his career, won five more after the trade.

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