Charles Barclay says he is still waiting for the broadcast offer after meeting LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman

BEDMINSTER, NJ – Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Charles Barkley, hugely popular in his post-play days through his work as a TNT analyst and company game guy, has yet to receive an official offer to join LIV Golf on broadcast. role, he said Thursday.

“I can’t keep TNT in limbo. It’s not fair,” Barkley told ESPN before appearing at a pro event at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, the site of the third LIV Tour event.

“It’s not just them [TNT] Concerned, sponsors are concerned. I’ve heard of Subway, Capital One, Dick’s Sporting Goods. At some point, I will have to make a clear and simple decision.”

At the moment, it seems Barkley has no decision to make. He said Thursday that although he met LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman and expressed his willingness to receive an offer to work at LIV Golf as part of the broadcast crew, no offer has yet been made.

“They didn’t offer me a contract,” Barkley said. “They asked me if I was interested and I said yes.” “I met Greg and said yes. I’m in a win-win situation. If they do me something good, that’s great. If they don’t, I’ve got a great job at TNT.”

Former President Donald Trump was also participating in a pro on Thursday at his golf course in northern New Jersey.

The proximity of the golf course to the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks drew sharp criticism from family members of the 9/11 victims, who held a press conference earlier this week and plan to hold another. Friday.

“This event comes on the heels of the 9/11 Justice Organization members sending a letter to former President Trump earlier this month expressing the extreme pain, frustration and anger they feel as a result of his decision to host the Saudi-sponsored league at his club in,” the organization said in a statement. Earlier this week “NJ in the shadows of Ground Zero”.

“My thoughts are with the families of 9/11,” Barclay told ESPN. This may be the worst day in the history of our country.”

“Nobody got to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately, and they should have,” Trump told ESPN on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the 9/11 Justice group said recently declassified FBI documents proved Saudi Arabia’s role in the attacks, something the Saudi government has consistently denied.

“I’ve known these people for a long time,” Trump said of Saudi Arabia’s financial backers of the LIV tour. “They’ve been friends of mine for a long time. They’ve invested in a lot of American companies. They own big percentages of many, many American companies, and frankly, what they do for golf is very cool. What they do is really great.” Salaries will go up a lot.”

Barclay said he does not understand why people are angry with golfers and why more anger has not been directed towards those companies that, like LIV Golf, receive financial support from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.

“Everyone makes up words, like sports wash and dirty money. I love, listen, if you exercise, we all take money from some source that you may not like or appreciate,” Barkley said. “I don’t want to be a hypocrite. These guys [LIV golfers] They are trying to earn a living. I wish them nothing but the best. Same thing with my friends on the PGA Tour. But everyone loves trying to play the moral card.

“For some reason, everyone wants to put selective rage,” Barkley said. “I would never let that happen on my watch.”

LIV Golf on Wednesday announced plans to expand in 2023 to 14 events, with 48 golfers vying for an unprecedented $405 million in portfolios. LIV Golf will also host additional tournaments in 2023 through the LIV Golf International Series, which was launched this year with an investment of $300 million in the Asian Tour.

“The PGA hasn’t been liked by a lot of gamers, you know, for a long time,” Trump told ESPN. “Now they have an alternative. No one would have known what there would have been a gold rush like this.”

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