Barkley, 'Inside the NBA' crew get new multiyear deals
NEW YORK (AP) Charles Barkley won't be gone fishin' just yet.
After previously suggesting he might leave TNT at the end of his current contract, the Hall of Famer has agreed to a multiyear extension to remain as a studio analyst for ''Inside the NBA.'' The network announced Wednesday that all of the show's stars had received new deals, so Barkley will keep trading barbs with fellow commentators Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal and host Ernie Johnson.
Barkley is in his 16th year on ''Inside the NBA,'' where his big mouth, segments such as ''Gone Fishin,''' and chemistry with Smith have made for a wildly successful run. O'Neal joined them in 2011.
Johnson is in his 26th year, and Smith his 18th.