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PHOTO: Charles Barkley Among Alabama Athletes Helping With Tornado Relief

The horrific crash of tornadoes that swept the Southeast last week has brought together Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide alumni, fans and athletes like nothing before. Nick Saban and Gene Chizik joined Cam Newton, Marcell Dareus and others for a moment of silence at the beginning of the 2011 NFL Draft, Gene Stallings was spotted grilling for hungry victims and recent draftee James Carpenter's first instinct upon getting money was to help Tuscaloosa.

Add another Auburn name to the list: War Eagle basketball legend and Alabama native Charles Barkley was spotted on an elementary school campus near Samford University in Birmingham, helping to deal supplies out of the back of a truck on Saturday: 


Thanks to Chuck's recent Crossfit workouts in Atlanta, he'll be able to keep those boxes moving for hours. He'll need to head back east for NBA playoffs coverage soon, but it's good to see he was able to help out on the ground.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.