Charles Barkley to Meet LIV Golf on Broadcast Role, Latest Updates, Video

The next major athlete to be associated with LIV Golf could be…Charles Barkley?

Sir Charles has joined golf show ‘The Next Round’ and was asked if the rumors were true that LIV Golf was pursuing him for a broadcast role.

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“I’m going to meet LIV,” Barkley said.

“To always be transparent and honest, they called me and asked if I could meet them. I said yes. Nothing is imminent. In fact, I don’t know everything they want from me or what they technically want me to do. But you should always consider all the opportunities available to you.

“So to answer your question, yes, I will 100% meet LIV.”

It would be a fascinating fit, as Barkley is notoriously as bad a golfer as he is a great broadcaster.

One also has to imagine that the money Saudi-backed LIV Golf would offer Barkley would be huge.

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Phil Mickelson would have gotten A$296 million guaranteed by the upstart golf league, while Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau would also all have gotten nine figures up front.

While Barkley may not be in that stratosphere, the fact that they’re courting him logically means they’re willing to make him an offer that would be very hard to refuse.

However, the NBA legend has previously appeared on the Pat McAfee show and discussed the giant figurines given out to lure PGA Tour players to LIV Golf.

“If someone gave me $200 million, I would kill a relative,” Barkley said.

‘Hey, I’m serious. Hey, they said, Phil Mickelson got $200 million and Dustin and Justin got $150 million. Hey, for $150 million. I will kill a relative, even the one I love.

The 11-time NBA All-Stat is currently an analyst for TNT.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and has been republished with permission

Michael C. Ford