Charles Barkley has usually mentioned he did not count on to be on the award-winning “Inside the NBA” for this lengthy.
Barkley has been part of the present since 2000, and has received 4 Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Analyst.
But the 58-year-old Naismith Hall of Famer has some ideas of when he’ll say goodbye to his tv gig.
“I’m trying to hang on for another couple of years until I’m 60 and then they can kiss my ass. I’m only working until 60,” Barkley told WJFK 106.7 The Fan in Washington earlier this week. “I’ve already told them that. I’m not working until the day I die. That’s just stupid. And if I don’t have enough money by now, I’m an idiot anyway. They should fire me anyway.”
Barkley says he blames the present stigma of “cancel culture” the place previous habits or feedback can land you in scorching water.
“If you crack a joke the wrong way, they’re like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, you crossed the line,’ ” Barkley mentioned. “I mean, they won’t even let me talk about San Antonio anymore when I’m always talking about their big ol’ women down in San Antonio. They’re like, ‘Charles, we got one lady (who) wrote an article.’ I’m like, ‘First of all, I didn’t call anybody personally fat in San Antonio. I was just joking around.’ “
His bosses at Turner Sports have talked to him incessantly about taking jokes too far.
“That’s all we ever talk about behind the scenes like, ‘Yo, man, be careful going in this direction.’ I’m like, ‘Yo, man, we can’t even have fun anymore.’ ” Barkley mentioned.