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Details of Charles Barkley's Massive New TV Contract Revealed

Tyler Maher
The jaw-dropping details of Charles Barkley's new TV contract have been revealed.
The jaw-dropping details of Charles Barkley's new TV contract have been revealed. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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While playing professional sports is one of the most lucrative jobs in the world, working in sports on TV can often be just as profitable (if not more so).

Just ask NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, who should be set for life after signing a contract extension with TNT.

Charles Barkley Contract

While the full specifics have not been revealed yet, early reports are that Barkley's new deal will pay at least $100 million over the course of 10 years, and likely closer to $200 million.

That's a good chunk of change for anyone, especially a former player who already earned over $43 million during his playing days. Barkley has continued to cash massive checks since retiring as a TV analyst for TNT, who are happily rewarded him with a new nine-figure deal.

Barkley isn't the only person that TNT is backing up the Brinks truck for. His colleagues Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith are also getting new contracts as well, so TNT is clearly committed to keeping the band together.

The lesson, as always, is that it pays to be on TV.

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