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#1 LD2k

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 03:05 PM

Charles Barkley will return to the TNT network as an NBA analyst soon after its airing of the All-Star Game on Sunday, the Sports Business Journal has reported.

Barkley, who faces a drunken-driving charge after a Dec. 31 arrest, took a leave of absence last month. Test results revealed Barkley had a blood-alcohol level at .149, nearly twice the legal limit of .08 in Arizona.

"It wasn't a hard decision for me to give him some time off to get his legal matters straight and to get his personal life in order," Turner Sports president David Levy said, according to the report. "The question is, when is the right time to bring him back? There is no magic answer to that. It's just a gut feel."

While waiting for results of the blood test, TNT considered suspending Barkley if the results showed his blood-alcohol content was over the legal limit, a source told ESPN.com.

The network has not chosen a specific date for his return to its "Inside the NBA" studio show, the Sports Business Journal reported, and plans are forthcoming as to how Barkley will address the incident.

"We haven't really thought about it, but I'm sure Charles will have something to say," Levy said. "What's really nice is that he's had so much support from a lot of people in this challenging time for him. He's humbled a little bit."


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Posted February 09, 2009 - 03:38 PM

I think they should have brought him back for the All-Star game.

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 03:41 PM

It's about time. Inside the NBA hasn't been the same since he left. A whole range of other people fill in every week and some are pretty good but some are annoying. I just can't stand Gary Payton's laugh. <_<

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 03:43 PM

Yeah, Charles is priceless..let him drink, who cares?

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 03:47 PM

it got a little crazy with GP, kenny and C-Webb on there...good to hear charles will be back
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Posted February 09, 2009 - 05:21 PM

GP sucks big-time! 'ow that was trbl,GP is a knucklehead!'

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 05:35 PM

why cant he be back in time for all stars? :( that might even bring in even more ratingsss :)

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 05:37 PM

GP sucks big-time! 'ow that was trbl,GP is a knucklehead!'

:turrible: :turrible: :turrible:




with GP, it seemed like the show was one long inside joke

Edited by pound4pound, February 09, 2009 - 05:37 PM.

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 05:41 PM

bring him back and get him a chauffeur

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 05:48 PM

it got a little crazy with GP, kenny and C-Webb on there...good to hear charles will be back


idk bout you, but i thought with GP, C-webb, & kenny, it was hilarious. I thought it was one of the funniest i've seen. haha.

good to hear Chuck is gonna be back though.


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Posted February 09, 2009 - 05:56 PM

thank god, i unconsciously boycotted tnt while he was gone. Totally different program with chuck gone.

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Posted February 09, 2009 - 06:00 PM

C-Webb always argues with Kenny, and I love it

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Posted February 22, 2009 - 09:20 AM

lolllll




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