Charles Barkley Prepares for Final Season with TNT, Issues Bold NBA Prediction

Charles Barkley Prepares for Final Season with TNT, Issues Bold NBA Prediction
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NBA great Charles Barkley revealed on Friday evening that he will retire from television after the 2024-25 season, signaling the conclusion of a long career in sports broadcasting. Famous for his charming and occasionally provocative opinions, Barkley is ending on a strong note with a daring forecast for the matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics.

Barkley’s Prediction

In his usual style, Barkley boldly predicted despite the Mavericks trailing 1-3 in the series against the Celtics. We will protest in Houston and demand change. We will stand up alongside the large women in San Antonio. We will be standing tall in Galveston. We are returning to Dallas for Game 6. Mavericks will win in seven games! Barkley stated, expressing his strong belief in a Dallas comeback. The Mavericks’ upcoming game will take place on Monday evening in Boston for Game 5.

Barkley’s Retirement Announcement

While Barkley’s surprising prediction caught people’s attention, his decision to retire from television also caused a sensation. Barkley stated that he will only stay with TNT, dismissing rumors of a potential NBA deal with a different network. However, I have decided that regardless of any circumstances, the upcoming year will be my final year on television. I simply want to express my gratitude to my NBA relatives. You all have been really amazing to me. I am filled with happiness and thankfulness in my heart.

TNT’s Response

TNT replied to Barkley’s statement with praise and a suggestion of potential future partnerships. The statement said that Charles is a beloved member of the TNT Sports family and will always be considered a Hall of Famer and broadcasting icon. We are excited for another great NBA on TNT season and for more conversations about our future plans with him.

What’s Next for Chuck?

Both fans and colleagues are curious about Barkley’s plans for after he retires. At the age of 61, he was able to indulge in his love for golf, despite others witnessing his challenges on the course. Nevertheless, Barkley maintains a positive outlook and appreciation for his broadcasting career, making a lasting impact on the industry.


Charles Barkley is getting ready for his last season at TNT, but his reputation as a broadcasting icon and NBA great is still intact. Fans will miss his confident predictions and engaging personality, but they can anticipate enjoying his distinct perspectives and humor for another year. Keep watching as the Mavericks face off against the Celtics in a series comeback that Barkley anticipates will be exciting.

Maya Rodriguez
Greetings, fellow basketball aficionados! I'm Maya Rodriguez, a storyteller at heart, weaving tales of the game I love. Specializing in women's basketball, I'm on a mission to shine a spotlight on the incredible narratives often overlooked. Through my articles, I not only break down scores and stats but also share the inspiring journeys of female athletes. Join me in celebrating the resilience, skill, and passion that define women's basketball – because every hoop deserves its heroine.

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