*Charles Barkley has reportedly signed a 10-year deal with TNT worth nearly $200 million.
Barkley co-hosts TNT’s “Inside the NBA” along with Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kenny Smith. According to the New York Post, he inked a deal worth “in excess of $100 million and could approach $200 million.”
Barkley’s $10 million-per-season contract is set to expire after the 2024-25 season, Complex reports.
“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.”
Shaq, Ernie Johnson, and Kenny Smith have also reportedly signed long-term extensions with TNT.
Ernie Johnson added, “I always say there are ‘Got to, jobs’ and Get to, jobs,’ and the four of us clearly have ‘Get to, jobs’,” said Johnson. “It’s been a journey of a lifetime to work on this show, with Charles, Kenny and Shaquille at the desk and alongside such an amazingly talented crew behind the scenes. I’m very blessed.”
“I’ve been on a few championship teams in my day, but there’s nothing quite like this one,” said Smith. “I wanted to continue doing the show because of the basketball and cultural impact that our show has become. I’m excited for the season and many more to come.”
Fox News reports that Barkley’s new TNT deal comes after he discussed his future media opportunities, which included a deal with LIV golf.
“I don’t judge other people. Listen, if someone gave me $200 million, I’d kill a relative. … I’m serious. They said Phil Mickelson got $200 million and Dustin Johnson got $150 million. For $150 million, I’d kill a relative, even one I liked,” Barkey previously said on the “Pat McAfee Show.”
READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM:
- Charles Barkley Reportedly Inks Deal with TNT Worth Over $100 Million
- Charles Barkley Surprises Spelman College With $1 Million Donation
- Charles Barkley Keeps It All The Way Real, Says People Who Don’t Want To Get Vaccinated Are “A**holes”
Rest In Power: Notable Black Folks Who We’ve Lost In 2023
Washed Crooner Aaron Hall Getting Dragged For All The Filth After Rape Accusation With Diddy
Black Hollywood Showed Up for The Color Purple World Premiere
25 Best Black Christmas Movies Of All Time
Keke Palmer Shuts Down Instagram In A Gold Balmain Mini Dress
This Guy: Aaron Hall Song Lyrics That Haven't Aged Well
Tiffany Haddish Arrested For DUI After Falling Asleep Behind The Wheel…Again
Is Ashanti Pregnant? X Users Think Nelly Has ‘Sealed The Deal’