Charles Shackleford, American basketball player, Died at 50

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Charles Edward Shackleford was born on April 22, 1966, and died on January 27, 2017.

He was an American professional basketball player.

His position was as center, or a power forward, he was renowned for his rebounding – regularly leading leagues in Europe.

Shackleford played 6 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), mostly as a bench player, intersected by seasons in Europe where he had more success.

Whilst off the court, he was involved in a number of controversies and legal issues.

He had been remembered for telling a reporter after a NC State basketball game that “I can shoot with my left hand, I can shoot with my right hand, I’m amphibious.

He was found dead at a residence in Kinston.

Charles Shackleford passed away at 50 years old.

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