Wang told WBUR-FM channel's website published writing in that Barkley and his Lin -his father's friendship began four years ago.
Barkley and Lin Wang met each other at that time in sacramento in the lobby. Wang was on a business trip, Barkley, talking about a charity event.
I Went to say hi and take a picture with him, Lin Wang recalled the friendship starts to his daughter.
I was Sitting in the hotel bar. Your father and I were the only customers. We began first to talk, and later we leave together for dinner. It became a two-hour-long dinner. Then we returned to the hotel and we chatted for a few more hours. The rest is history, Barkley described Shirley Wang.
each Other unknown Barkley and Lin Wang to quickly find things in common. One such was the strong belief that if I work hard can achieve a lot in her life.
we had a good conversation. We were very many things agree with each other, Barkley said.
the Duo repeat the appointment for a further two nights, and Barkley finally gave Lin Wang their own phone number, which as if to seal their friendship.
I Asked him to ask where I am, whenever he's in Atlanta, New York or in Phoenix. If I were a place, we could then meet and spend time together, Barkley recalled.Charles Barkley played in the NBA 16 years, 1984-2000. In 1993 he was awarded the league's most valuable player. Barkley was winning the U.S. super stars vilisseessä team to olympic gold in 1992 and 1996. ZUMAWIRE.COM/MVPHOTOSKukaan didn't believe
the Next few years, Barkley and Wang met on several occasions in the cities. Sometimes they spent time Inside the NBA program at the studio. Barkley works in the program as an expert, inter alia, Shaquille O'neal with which came Wang also familiar.
Wang told known friends not only in the family circle also co-workers and neighbors alike. No one really believed that he would really Barkley's friends. Shirley Wang have friendship mainly one-sided in seeing his father a text message conversation with Barkley.
Barkley was ready to go. Especially after Wang had appeared unexpectedly on his mother's funeral about a year the friends ' next meeting after June 2015.
It meant a lot to me, Barkley said.Disease caught
in May 2016 Lin Wang was diagnosed with cancer. He had a tumor among other things in the heart. Shirley-daughter stayed with her father home, and the days were spent watching tv. One of Lin wang's favorite program was Barkley starring Inside the NBA.
I Saw he got a laugh almost every day, along with his friend, although not initially told this illness.
I Was angry when I called him when I got to hear. I said that we're friends. I could tell, Barkley said.
in the late spring of 2018, the cancer had progressed already so far that Lin Wang was treated in the hospital. There was no going back. Shirley Wang sent the sad news of his father's phone for all of this to a friend.
the Funeral was held 9. June, just a day after Lin wang of your favorite team the Golden State Warriors had won a second consecutive NBA championship.
the Funeral was held in Iowa City, and Shirley Wang remembered that she had been discussing before the event with a friend, when his face froze unexpectedly.
Wang turned around, and the other funeral guests ' heads bobbing a familiar face. 198-centimeter Barkley had come to bid farewell to their friends.
Father reports were not Shirley Wang no longer a joke.
Also the other funeral guests were astonished, when the church aisle walking one of the all time greatest basketball star. Barkley had a funeral including the eulogy of a friend nearby.Proud father
Later, Shirley Wang wanted to know more about her father and of Barkley's friendship. He sent the basketball star to a text message, which asked where the friends were chatting with each other.
– First of all, he was clearly a basketball fan, but mostly I think we talk about you and your brother. He told me he was proud of. I, too, have a daughter. I am very proud of him. Your father was very proud of you and your brother, Barkley said Shirley Wang.
– your Father is associated with great memories, and I am glad that I was his friend. When I heard at the funeral, all the things he had done in his life, how he had helped other people, I just hoped, that he should have been more about herself.Barkley appeared in 1996, premiered in the Space Jam movie along with a few other NBA stars. In the picture Larry Johnson (left), Shawn Bradley (2. from left), Michael Jordan (in the middle of the back), Muggsey Bogue (middle front), Barkley (2. from right) and Patrick Ewing. AOP