The long national nightmare is over; Charles Barkley is going to be back on Inside the NBA on TNT tonight. After his little rendezvous in Scottsdale with Michael Strahan and Jaleel White (aka Steve Urkel), he will be back in the saddle once again.
Although he was not really truly missed as much since they added the tandem of Gary Payton and Chris Webber but an Inside the NBA without Charles Barkley is a sad day nevertheless.
Barkley may be the most polarizing figure in sports that can get away with almost saying anything that comes to mind. He becomes the one singular force that guides the NBA and the opinions whether right or wrong, gives the one thing that the Turner networks like ratings.
Inside the NBA makes fun of Barkley’s intelligence, weight, and well anything they could probably figure out. Charles plays along and that makes him interesting, he isn’t a serious analyst but he gives the player’s view and the entertainment factor that most sports shows do not have.
Turner Sports made the right decision by suspending him for that period of time since a DUI is serious offense and gave Barkley some time off. To be honest, there are probably a lot of men that would have drove their car 90-mph to receive the best “blowjob he ever had” but he is typified as an idiot.
Barkley gets away unscathed since it is “Charles being Charles” and once he created that image of the fun-loving and opinionated Charles it is almost assured that he can get away with most things. Also he released a statement today saying that he apologized for his action.
We hear at the site are waiting on pins and needles to see what hilarity will come from this on Inside the NBA tonight, welcome back Charles.