TNT use Barkley like a dancing bear, he's a spectacle, simply on TNT for laughs and to be fair TNT pre and post game is often lol funny. No secret Barkley brings little to the table in terms of genuine insight. Again he's paid for laughs and to be fair TNT ratings thrive in large part due to Barkley the clown. Has nothing on likes of Webber and Kenny Smith in terms of straight ball insight. Just sit back, relax and watch Barkley the clown try to put a few sentences together without saying "First of all" 789 times.