Charles Barkley Wins an Emmy for Sports Commentary on Inside the NBA

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 31:  NBA analyst Charles Barkley of TNT is given a pair of Cowboy boots while on the set in Thunder Alley before the San Antonio Spurs take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 31, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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For the second year in a row, Charles Barkley took home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality in the Studio Analysts category.

Barkley was beaten out by Kirk Herbstreit back in 2011 and 2010 in his first two nominations, but he has become the champion he never was in the NBA ever since.

Of course, Barkley is a member of the halftime show Inside the NBA, which airs during every TNT game broadcast.

Barkley's brash, honest style makes him incredibly likable and relatable to the average NBA fan, and he doesn't try too hard to turn a joke or make fun of one of his fellow analysts.

In his time with TNT, Barkley has addressed openly homosexual players in the NBA many times, raced referee Dick Bavetta, gained and lost a ton of weight, and become one of the most beloved analysts on television.

Chuck's had a great 13 years with TNT, creating some stellar chemistry with Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith, and even going the extra mile to try to make Shaquille O'Neal fit in more with the team.

Sure, he might not know who anybody plays for, and he's certainly not the most smooth-talking man in the world, but he's damn charming and something tells me that this second Emmy is not going to be his last.


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