Hextall gifts ‘favourite NBA player’ Charles Barkley signed jersey

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall speaks during an a 2014 news conference. (Matt Slocum/AP)

A couple of Philadelphia’s finest came together on Wednesday to prove the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ moniker still rings true.

During a segment with Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic, former 76ers star Charles Barkley showed off a signed jersey from none other than Flyers great – and current general manager – Ron Hextall.

It seems Hextall’s offering was more than just a formal gesture, however, as the 1987 Vezina Trophy winner dubbed Barkley his “all-time favourite NBA player” on the jersey’s inscription.

Barkley suited up for the 76ers from 1984-92, overlapping with the majority of Hextall’s tenure in the city, which ran from 1986-99, minus a brief two-season stint that took him through Quebec and Long Island.

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