Charles Barkley

Hall of Famer and 11-time NBA all-star Charles Barkley won the MPV in 1993 and played in two Olympic games, including on the historic "Dream Team." In honor of its 50th anniversary, the NBA named Barkley as one of its 50 greatest players of all time. Barkley currently provides Emmy Award-winning pre- and post-game analysis for the TNT's NBA programming and has announced his intention to run for Governor of Alabama, his home state, in 2014 as an independent.

In an interview with CNN's Campbell Brown on October 27, 2008, Barkley declared his support for marriage equality, saying, "I am a big gay marriage guy."