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No LIV: Charles Barkley To Stay With ‘Inside the NBA’

  • Superstar analyst ends flirtation with upstart LIV Golf.
  • Barkley says he’ll stay with Turner for the rest of his TV career.
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Charles Barkley’s contract flirtation with upstart LIV Golf is over.

The superstar TNT analyst told the New York Post he’s staying with the Emmy Award-winning “Inside the NBA.”

“I want to thank Greg Norman and LIV for their interest in me,” said Barkley Friday. “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.”

On Thursday, Barkley played in the pro-am for LIV’s second U.S. event at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. Afterwards, he met with Will Staeger, LIV’s Chief Media Officer.

“We enjoyed having Charles out at the LIV pro-am yesterday. He’s a larger-than-life presence and he shares and appreciates our vision to grow the sport of golf,” Staeger told Front Office Sports. “So we were happy and appreciative that he was able to come out and join us on the links at Bedminster.”

Barkley has three years and $30 million left on his Turner Sports deal, which runs through the end of the NBA’s 2024-2025 season.

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