I find 99% of TV sports panels exceedingly boring. In fact, I find 99% of network television exceedingly boring… with one exception: Charles Barkley. I firmly believe he is the most entertaining person on the tube right now.
As a broadcaster, I struggle constantly with fighting through the fear of saying something on-air that may offend someone. However, that is an impossibility, particularly if you are attempting to not just inform, but also entertain.
He may not be a model citizen, but as a viewer, it is irrelevant. Make me smile and I will continue watching.