Charles Barkley Will Retire From Broadcasting In Two Years

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Charles Barkley Will Retire From Broadcasting In Two Years


Charles Barkley was one of the most entertaining players in NBA history. On and off the court. Thankfully this hasn’t changed for his second career in broadcasting. The Inside the NBA on TNT crew simply is the best when it comes to basketball shows on TV.

Barkley simply is a genuinely funny guy. But unfortunately for every basketball fan who isn’t female and living in San Antonio, our time with the Chuckster on our TV screens will be coming to an end soon.

Retirement is around the corner for Barkley, who doesn’t think he’ll re-sign with TNT once his contract expires in two years.


“At the end of the call, Barkley was asked how much longer he’ll continue to be a broadcaster. Barkley, 59, says he has 2 years left on his contract “and that’s probably going to be it for me.” 

It’s been a great, great thing. I love Ernie, Kenny, Shaq and everybody we work with. But I just don’t feel the need to work until the day I die. I don’t, man. I’ll be 61 years old if I finish out my contract.

And I don’t want to die on TV. I want to die on the golf course or somewhere fishing. I don’t want to be sitting inside over [by] fat-ass Shaq [waiting] to drop dead.”


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