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Report: Charles Barkley to stay with TNT after turning down LIV Golf

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Charles Barkley is sticking with the NBA over golf.

The Auburn legend told the New York Post that he will be staying with TNT after LIV Golf expressed interest in adding the Auburn legend to their golf broadcast.

“I want to thank Greg Norman and LIV for their interest in me,” Barkley told the New York Post. “I wish those guys great success and nothing but the best. But, in my best interest, and being fair to Turner — because Turner and basketball have given me every single thing in my life — it is best for me to move on and I’m staying with Turner for the rest of my TV career.”

Barkley has three years and $30 million remaining on his contract with TNT, according to the New York Post.

The LIV Golf series is a controversial new golf league, that uses funding from the Saudi Arabian government to sign players to massive guaranteed contracts and remove them from the PGA Tour. They are using the same strategy to add broadcasters and analysts to their events.

Barkley has been a studio analyst with TNT since 2000 and is a key member of their NBA coverage.


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