Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Charles Barkley, Professional athletes, Role models
Barkley, Charles, 1963-; Professional athletes; Role models
Charles Barkley has been in our face now for several weeks with a commercial for one of those tiresome shoe companies in which he announces: "I am not a role model. I am not paid to be a role model... parents should be role models...I am paid to wreak havoc on a basketball court. Just because I can dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids."
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Sporting Heroes as Role Models" (1993). On Sport and Society. 232.