Charles Barkley ends contract talks with LIV Golf

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Charles Barkley has ended contract talks with LIV Golf and will remain with TNT, the iconic analyst told the New York Post's Andrew Marchand on Friday morning.

"I want to thank Greg Norman and LIV for their interest in me," Barkley said. "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 said Thursday that he had yet to receive a formal offer to join the Saudi-backed circuit's broadcast team. The 59-year-old added that he was interested in joining LIV Golf and was in a "win-win situation" regardless of his decision.

He reportedly met Norman, the LIV Golf CEO, in Atlanta on July 20 to discuss the role. Barkley also played in the LIV Golf pro-am event at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster ahead of the circuit's third event.

Barkley has worked as an analyst on TNT's "Inside the NBA" for over two decades.

He has three years and $30 million remaining on his TNT deal, per Marchand.

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