Charles Barkley goes off for 44 & 24 in GM7 of the 93 WCF
Charles Barkley may not have a championship ring but he had some great playoff performances and none (yes, better than his 56 against the Warriors) were better than his game 7 against the Sonics in 1993: Chuck went off for 44 points and 24 rebounds against Shawn Kemp and helped his Suns beat the Sonics by 13 to advance to the NBA Finals.
“All year long people, have bashed our team,” Barkley said. “They said we’re not tough enough, we’re not tall enough, that we can’t beat Eastern Conference teams. Well, you can call us what you want to. But you’ve got to call us Western Conference champions. There’s only two teams left and we’re one of the two.
“I know I’m pissing a lot of people off in Philadelphia.”
Unfortunately for Barkley, their next opponent was the Chicago Bulls and even though Barkley said “GOD wanted them to win,” they weren’t enough to beat the man Larry Bird once called “God in disguise.”