“I am Going to Quit TNT”: When $60 Million Worth Charles Barkley Dreamt of Living on a Boat After Appearing on Shark Tank

Nithin Joseph
|Published 16/03/2023

Charles Barkley is one of the most entertaining players in NBA history. Not only was he entertaining to watch play, but since retirement, he has been entertaining fans on TV. The Hall of Famer is part of a hilarious panel of analysts on TNT’s Inside the NBA. A panel that includes himself, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson.

However, Inside the NBA isn’t the only panel he has been on. Sir Charles has also been a Guest Shark on Shark Tank. And, after his purchases on the show, the former MVP considered possibly quitting TNT and television as a whole.

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Charles Barkley considered quitting TV after his successful appearance on Shark Tank

In season 10 of Shark Tank, Charles Barkley was invited onto the show to be a Guest Shark in one of the episodes. The episode in question was a blast, both for Barkley and the three budding companies that he decided to invest in.

Following his appearance, Chuck had nothing but high praise for the show and even discussed it on the Jimmy Fallon Show. The Round Mound of Rebound was so happy with his performance and his purchases that he openly admitted that he would quit TV if his products ended up doing well.

His plan of action after that? Buy a boat, play golf all day long, and essentially live his dream life.

“If any of these products hit, I’m never coming back…seriously! If any of these products hit, I’m going to quit TNT and everything. Seriously, if any of these products hit it…I’m gone! I’ll be living on a boat somewhere. I’m going to be playing golf more than twice a day. I’m going to be living the dream!”

Barkley invested in Cave Shake, Zorpads, and SubSafe. All of which are doing incredibly well in the market. But, given his new contract with TNT, it’s unlikely he will quit anytime soon.

Sir Charles signed a 10-year contract with TNT worth over $100 million

His Shark Tank purchases are killing it right now, but Charles Barkley will not be going boat hunting. After all, Chuck recently signed a massive contract with TNT, worth more than $100 million. A contract that sees him sticking with Inside the NBA and Turner Sports for the next 10 years.

Considering his Shark Tank investments continue to thrive in the market, and the $100 million bag secured, perhaps we will see Charles on a considerably bigger boat than he imagined 10 years down the line.

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Nithin Joseph

Nithin Joseph

Sports has been a huge part of Nithin's life ever since he was 10 years old. He is currently pursuing his MBA in Sports Management and as such has attempted to immerse himself in a variety of professional sports and sports leagues like the Premier League, NBA, and NFL. Having previously worked as a WWE content writer, Nithin now writes about the NBA, being a supporter of the Miami Heat and basketball as a sport.

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