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NBA Hall of Famer and television analyst Charles Barkley LIV is not joining golf broadcaster after entertaining the idea for the past few weeks, according to The New York Post.

There is Barkley A move was rumored to be under consideration For LIV Golf, it could affect his current role as an analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.”

Charles Barkley with a cigar on the seventh hole during the Pro-Am before the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Charles Barkley with a cigar on the seventh hole during the Pro-Am before the LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, Thursday, July 28, 2022.
(Photo by Chris Trotman/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

“I want to thank Greg Norman and LIV for taking an interest in me,” Barkley said in a phone interview. According to the post. “I wish those guys great success and nothing but the best. But, for my own good, and to be fair to Turner — because Turner and basketball have given me everything in my life — it’s best for me to move on, and I’m staying with Turner in my TV career.” “

Charles Barkley dismisses ‘blood-money,’ ‘sports washing’ criticism against live golf

Barkley played in LIV’s Pro-Am on Thursday, a day before the start of LIV Golf’s third tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Sports analyst Charles Barkley talks with the Tahoe Douglas Fire Department about their efforts before taking part in round two of the 2022 American Century Championship on July 9, 2022 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.

Sports analyst Charles Barkley talks with the Tahoe Douglas Fire Department about their efforts before taking part in round two of the 2022 American Century Championship on July 9, 2022 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.
(Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Clarkson Creative/Getty Images)

On Thursday, Barkley told ESPN that he has not yet received an official offer from LIV Golf, but has had conversations with Norman, LIV’s CEO.

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“I met with Greg and I told him yes. I was in a win-win situation,” Barkley said Thursday. “If they offer me something good, that’s great. If they don’t, I’ve got a great job at TNT.”

The Saudi-backed golf series has generated much controversy due to its ties to Saudi Arabia and the number of PGA Tour players who have decided to join LIV Golf.

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On Wednesday, LIV has announced its 2023 schedule, which features 48 golfers playing across 12 established team franchises for 14 tournaments. The total purse for the 2023 season is $405 million.

Charles Barkley plays his shot from the 16th tee during the Pro-Am before the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster on July 28, 2022 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.

Charles Barkley plays his shot from the 16th tee during the Pro-Am before the LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster on July 28, 2022 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.
(Photo by Chris Trotman/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Last week, Barkley backed down against criticism LIV received, saying everyone in pro sports took money from questionable sources.

“I said [Norman], listen, they are coining words like ‘blood money’ and ‘sports washing’. I said, ‘We all took “blood money,” and we all did some “sports wash,” so I don’t like those words, to be honest with you,” Barkley said.

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“If you’re in pro sports, you’re taking some kind of money from a not-so-great cause.”

LIV Golf’s third tournament begins Friday at 1:15 PM ET.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.