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Barkley's legacy continues to evolve

Updated: April 18, 2008, 12:40 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Twenty ... 30 ... 40 years from now -- whenever they spin in -- you're going to be surprised by how we remember Michael Jordan and the friend he playfully mocks, Charles Barkley.

Jordan is easy. I could write Jordan's obituary today and know that little will change between now and then. That's because Jordan is defined by four things: (1) greatest NBA player of all time, (2) greatest shoe salesman of all time, (3) greatest divorce settlement of all time, (4) front-office failure.

That's ...

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