NBA legend and Inside the NBA analyst Charles Barkley says watching LeBron James and Kobe Bryant made his job the best one in the world.
As many of the older fans of the NBA know, Charles Barkley is an NBA great. The ‘Round Mound of Rebound” was an MVP while Michael Jordan was in the NBA, and even faced off against him in the NBA Finals.
After the end of his playing career, Chuck joined the show ‘Inside the NBA’, and has been an integral part of it ever since. The former player is adored by fans for his analysis, jokes, and sometimes odd takes on the NBA.
Recently though, Barkley spoke out on what it was like to cover the NBA as a job, and what makes it so great. Let’s get into it.
“I’ve seen the greatest basketball players in the world as a job”: Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley has been covering the NBA on TNT for over a year now. No matter how great a job may be, it can start to get a bit boring at times. But Chuck says that was never the case for him, and explained why that is the case.
“I’ve seen the greatest basketball players in the world as a job. That’s why I call it the best job in the world…I was there LeBron James scored 30 straight points. That was incredible. I’ve got to watch Kobe Bryant, one of the ten greatest basketball players.”
7’7″ Manute Bol hit SIX 3s in a half 28 years ago and Charles Barkley couldn’t believe it 😅 pic.twitter.com/lGlqkYRf1k
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 3, 2021
It truly must be amazing to earn so much money just by watching and analyzing the game you love. Watching how it has developed since you retired, and how much it continues to change.
While fans may not have played in the NBA, most fans can probably empathize with Chuck on this one. And while it has been a long tenure for him, we hope to see him on TNT for a long time to come.