Thunder-Spurs: Charles Barkley donates autographed boots to Oklahoma City bombing memorial

Memorial executive director Kari Watkins said the donation was Barkley's way of saying thanks for telling him the story.
by Jenni Carlson Published: June 4, 2012
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Barkley signed the boots, which were a gift from the Thunder presented by Rumble during pregame festivities. They are now on display in a case in the lobby of the memorial museum.

Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith also met with Watkins on Sunday morning. Barkley's fellow analysts had done their own tours of the memorial and had similar stories.

“They all ... talked about the power of the place,” Watkins said.

by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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