Every airing session Charles Barkley laughs on TNT is an excellent reason to chuckle. TNT displayed just how valuable Barkley is to them as they signed the former NBA player to a $100 million dollar deal. Barkley displaying gratitude for the recognition in the deal said:
“We’re all a big family — Ernie, Kenny and Shaquille are brothers to me — and I wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t for them and all the amazing people who work on our show,” Barkley said. “I’m not gonna lie, though, this is a life-altering deal … and I’m blessed to be able to do live television for a living.”
With that $100 million dollar deal, Barkley is locked in contract with TNT for the next 10 years. What an excellent stream of income after an NBA career. Barkley’s deal is a joy. He is well deserving of that deal as he is quite intriguing and entertaining on TNT, and the network clearly recognized that.
It shows to go how much TNT embraces him, because his current contract has 3 years on it. So, there was no rush to lock him up for 10 years, but as it is said- action speaks louder than words. Make sure that asset is always completely secured if you value it. TNT did that with Barkley.