Over $100M in 10 Years Will Earn Charles Barkley for NBA Analysis on TNT. His new contract guarantees him more money than his football career. will stay by his side Shaquille O’Neal. Together, they make up one of the most beloved and highest-paid couples in the United States.
From the runway to your television set, Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal continue to act. He gave his experience and analyzes, along with irony and innate familiarity 17 Emmys to TNT for “Inside the NBA”. A format that blends information and entertainment that the American chain, owned by Warner Bros., wanted to prolong its life by multi-million dollar contracts.
Barclay’s new bonds exceed $10 million annually, according to “New York Post” estimates. “It’s a life-changing amount,” Barkley admitted as he celebrated the new deal.
One of the most legendary players in history, member of the Hall of Fame since 2006, member of Barcelona’s 1992 “Dream Team” and Olympic gold double, with the thorn faltering not to crown his career with an NBA title, Barkley has managed to be, at least in terms of Financial, equal or more successful off the track.
Born in Alabama in 1963, Barkley played in the NBA from 1984 to 2000, with the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets, averaging over 22 points and 11 rebounds per game.
His affinity with television was already seen throughout his career, when he starred in the 1996 movie “Space Jam” alongside Michael Jordan and an all-star cast. But once he retired, he entered TNT, where he quickly won public recognition for his very straightforward analysis, carefree and ironic personality. After more than twenty years in the series, he has had multi-million dollar bids for other companies, including LIV Golf, the new Saudi government-funded league that threatens to end PGA’s dominance. Finally, Barkley put his signature to a contract of more than $100 million for the next ten NBA seasons, with the freedom to decide his future, depending on whether TNT retains its MLS rights after 2025.
Joining host Ernie Johnson and former NBA player Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, who signed with the US Network after ending his football career with the Boston Celtics jersey. “I’m so happy for The Godfather (Ernie Johnson) and Kenneth. Did you forget someone? Just kidding, I love you Charles. As long as I ask you if you’re having a hard time and you say yes, we’ll go on with this,” Shaq joked after Learn about the new agreement.
The former center, a four-time NBA champion and a member of the Hall of Fame since 2016, combines his television business with a string of investments in popular pizza, fried chicken, and restaurant franchises, as well as being one of the labels’ most sought-after numbers.
One of the most dominant players in chart history, O’Neal has appeared in advertisements for soda chains, cruises, vitamins, proteins, or video games, among many other things. With 27 million followers on Instagram and 15 on Twitter, O’Neal also performs as “the DJ” at massive electronic concerts, with events in Las Vegas or at the “Lollapalooza” festival in Chicago.
American television sets do not save money to hire characters who are able to increase their screen shares, and among the other stars who have moved from the field of play to the screen are the French Thierry Henry, Richard Jefferson, Once Retired, Tom Brady. Henry works as an analyst at Paramount Plus, which owns the television rights to the Champions League, while Richard Jefferson is an NBA analyst for ESPN. Vince Carter, Kendrick Perkins or Galen Rose also work on the cast of this TV. Brady, considered the greatest player in the NFL, signed a record contract with Fox in May this year, which will pay him $375 million over 10 years.As reported by the New York Post.
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