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TNT is going heavy on the Charles Barkley buffet for All-Star weekend



Charles Barkley is headed from the studio to the broadcast table for one magical night.

Charles Barkley is headed from the studio to the printed desk for one magical evening.
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If you happen to’re somebody who can’t get sufficient of the Contained in the NBA crew on TNT or, specifically, Charles Barkley, then you definately’ll be thrilled about this yr’s All-Star sport broadcast. Sir Charles is scheduled to drag double obligation, as reported by Andrew Marchand of the New York Put up. Barkley has been named a part of the play-by-play crew for the sport and will probably be working alongside Kevin Harlan and Corridor of Famer Reggie Miller. Charles will even participate in TNT’s studio protection of the sport as standard.

With Marv Albert retiring after final season, TNT wanted somebody in his place, and whereas Barkley in all probability isn’t the best choice on the market, he simply is perhaps probably the most entertaining choice because the third member of the All-Star sport broadcast trio. In line with the Put up, MLB announcer Brian Anderson was purported to succeed Albert as Turner sports activities’ lead NBA announcer. However that plan appears to have been shelved, no less than for now. Anderson will probably be on the decision, although, throughout Saturday’s festivities for the abilities competitors.

With Barkley calling the All-Star sport, there ought to be loads of cringeworthy but basic moments that even go away his companions Harlan and Miller speechless in the course of the telecast. From his bashing of at this time’s gamers to wisecracks in regards to the league or the officiating, the mound spherical of rebound is certain to offend someone on All-Star Sunday. An image of Barkley ought to be beneath the time period “no F’s given” when googling it.

There are two issues I’ll be searching for concerning this All-Star sport and Barkley being concerned. And neither of them ain’t the precise sport. Nicely, not the primary 42 minutes or so anyway. Individuals will flip up the depth with about six minutes left in regulation. However I’m hoping there will probably be some type of prop wager on how lengthy it takes Barkley to diss Shaquille O’Neal. It’s going to occur. It all the time occurs whether or not Shaq is within the room or not. Not more than 5 minutes into the primary quarter can be my guess. And I’d like to see Draymond Inexperienced make an look since he isn’t taking part in proper now because of his again damage. Let’s have Inexperienced within the studio throwing photographs round with the remainder of the crew. Inexperienced and Barkley are “good” now, however all it takes is one little jab for all hell to interrupt free.

So, even when the gamers don’t go exhausting within the sport, you possibly can wager Barkley will hold our consideration together with his model of foolishness.

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