Charles Barkley has frequently derided modern players for forming super teams, lamenting a ringzzz culture.

Charles Barkley also demanded a trade and pushed his way to the Rockets to team up with Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. After Drexler retired, Barkley took a pay cut so Houston could add another Hall of Famer, Scottie Pippen.