The Suns recently posted a very deep dive into the circumstances regarding Charles Barkley's arrival in Phoenix in 1992.
Or, a few highlights:
June 17, 1992 - Suns trade for 76ers power forward Charles Barkley, sending G Jeff Hornacek, F Tim Perry and C Andrew Lang to Philadelphia.
Charles Barkley: June 17th was one of the best days of my life. I got on the plane and bought drinks for everyone on the flight. The best thing about it was, they didn't even charge me for the drinks. Good things started happening for me on that day and they didn't stop.
President & CEO Jerry Colangelo: This team was in a position to end up with one of the top basketball players in the world. [The Barkley trade] adds some of the things we've needed for a long time. When you're talking physical presence on the court, leadership on the court, it is there.
Barkley: I just finally had a good team around me. I obviously had been a big fan of Dan Majerle, Kevin Johnson, Mark West, Tom Chambers. I didn't have a lot of help in Philadelphia and I was so happy to just get here.
Oh man, goosebumps. Seriously, read the whole article!!