Charles Barkley is one of the most well-known faces on NBA broadcasts. However, with the consolidation of the LIV Golf circuit , the former basketball player could change his sport.
According to information from Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Barkley met with Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf. After meeting in Atlanta, where they discussed the incorporation of the former player to the circuit, the executive is expected to make an offer to Barkley.
The main impediment to Barkley accepting Norman is TNT. The former member of the Suns is subject to Turner Broadcasting System for the next three years (total value of 30 million dollars).
Additionally, Barkley noted that he will participate in LIV Golf’s event that will combine professionals and amateurs next week. “I will play in the pro-am”, he pointed out; The tournament will start on July 27 and will take place at the Trump National club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
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Should Barkley agree to the move to LIV Golf, he would be the third analyst to join the tour. It was previously reported that Arlo White White has left NBC and the New York Post has assured David Feherty will also be leaving NBC.
On the sporting front, the most prominent golfers who will not be on the PGA Tour and have joined the ranks of LIV Golf are Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka.