Because it seems, Corridor of Famer Charles Barkley will not be the most recent massive title in sports activities to hitch the controversial LIV Golf Collection. The 1992-1993 NBA MVP instructed the New York Publish Friday morning that he has ended any future contract talks with the Saudi Arabia-funded breakaway golf league and can stick with TNT’s “Inside The NBA.”
“I need to thank Greg Norman and LIV for his or her curiosity in me,” Barkley stated, per Andrew Marchand. “I want these guys nice success and nothing however the perfect. However, in my greatest curiosity, and being truthful to Turner — as a result of Turner and basketball have given me each single factor in my life — It’s best for me to maneuver on and I’m staying with Turner for the remainder of my TV profession.”
In line with Marchand, “Sir Charles” has three years and $30 million remaining on his TNT deal and LIV hadn’t but made him a suggestion. Barkley stated on Monday that he would not be a part of the league if he did not have a suggestion by Thursday.
The 59-year-old former 11-time All-Star instructed “The Dan Patrick Present” earlier this week that he would be a part of LIV if the supply was to triple his wage. Barkley additionally revealed to the legendary sportscaster that he makes roughly $20 million per 12 months between TNT and sponsorships.
Even with out Barkley within the fold, it appears just like the LIV Golf Collection is right here to remain. On Wednesday, it was reported that the league could be increasing to 14 occasions in 2023 with 48 gamers competing for over $400 million in payouts.