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Dwight Freeney boosters include NBA legend Charles Barkley, who marvels at his durability

Dwight Freeney boosters include NBA legend Charles Barkley, who marvels at his durability

Dwight Freeney’s career bounce-back has caught the attention of a lot of people this season, including the “Round Mound of Rebound.”

Turns out, NBA legend Charles Barkley is a big fan of the Atlanta Falcons defensive end, his neighbor in a posh condominium tower in downtown Atlanta.

While Freeney was being interviewed in the lobby of that building last week, Barkley stopped by to congratulate him on making it to Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots.

“Obviously, he’s been a fantastic player,” Barkley said of Freeney, who is in his 15th season. “The thing that I marvel at is the way he’s been able to extend his career. You talk about two guys, him and...

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