It sounds like people should enjoy Charles Barkley on TV while it lasts because his time is nearing an end.
Barkley is the face of the NBA on TNT, and he’s honestly become substantially more famous for his skills as a commentator than he was for playing basketball. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
That’s saying something because he was a hell of an NBA star, but it sounds like Barkley is gearing up to call it quits on being a TV star.
During a Thursday interview with Pat McAfee, the former Suns and 76ers star revealed he has two years left on his deal and when it’s done, he might call it a show. He also added that it’s not his goal to “drop dead on television.”
You can watch him break it all down below.
“I love my job but I don’t wanna drop dead on television.. people thinking I’m still gonna be on TV when I’m 70 years old.. that’s the STUPIDEST shit I’ve ever heard” ~Charles Barkley#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/JFTJzBIu1u
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 16, 2021
It’s going to be a hell of a sad day whenever Barkley decides that he’s going to hang it up. It’s going to be a very sad day for basketball fans everywhere.
Honestly, watching Barkley on TV is substantially more entertaining than watching actual NBA games. Everything he says and does is worth paying attention to.
“Let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other.”
Charles Barkley shared a powerful message about how politicians want black and white people to hate each other.
Props to him for having the courage to speak up and speak bluntly. pic.twitter.com/TAo7ARC8gM
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) April 4, 2021
Charles Barkley, the king of common sense, made some great points about social media being useless.
He’s 100% correct!
Social media for most people, especially delusional women who think they’re famous with 5,000 followers, is a waste of time. pic.twitter.com/GMmTLbv35p
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) November 10, 2021
So, let’s all take a moment to appreciate and be grateful for Barkley’s refreshing take and awesome job on TV. It’s going to be a damn shame when it’s over.