The inception of Inside the NBA and the meteoric analyst rise of the effervescent Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson gives this era the nod as far as analysts go, but it doesn't end there. Other key players in the analyst world like Jalen Rose and the Pardon the Interruption guys have given us honest takes with hints of comedy aimed at giving fans exactly what they want. There's just no comparison in terms of an entertainment value from NBA analysts today versus ones from the '90s.