Barkley gives his book the hook


December 13, 1991

The 76ers' Charles Barkley yesterday vowed his new autobiography, "Outrageous," in which he trashes team owner Harold Katz and several teammates, won't be released because his ghostwriter, Roy S. Johnson of Sports Illustrated, misquoted him.

Among quotes that have Barkley irate is this one about Manute Bol: "We traded a first-round draft choice for a 28-year-old flyswatter who could score only 1.9 points a game. Hell, my grandmother could score two points a game, as long as she wasn't double-teamed."

The book also quotes Barkley calling himself a "ninth wonder of the world."

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