- Published: Friday, 12 February 2010 05:46
- Written by Charles Odum AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA (AP) -- The camera lights fade, but there's no "off" switch for Charles Barkley on the set of TNT's "Inside the NBA."
Barkley is always on, even when he relaxes with fellow analyst Kenny Smith and host Ernie Johnson in a room where they watch NBA games and other programming on a wall of flat screen TVs. Many of Barkley's on-air observations, jokes and insults are given test runs -- sprinkled with profanity. Conversations from the viewing room carry over onto the set.