Via The Score:

‘I’m 100 percent sure’

“We’re gonna make a decision in the next week,” Barkley said about the NBA. “I’m 100 percent sure we’re going to play. I know my friends in Major League Baseball are going to play. I think that the hockey league is going to play.

“I think the pro football and the college football, they have to sit back and see how it goes for us.”

Was Barkley just speculating, or does he know something that we don’t? Later in the conversation, he said he was speaking based on conversations with TNT management.

‘Talking to my bosses at Turner …’

“I do know this, talking to my bosses at Turner,” Barkley said. “We’re going to play basketball. It’s gonna be in Florida and (Las) Vegas, or just Florida.”

If the NBA does have firm plans to finish the season, it makes sense that the league would figure things out with its broadcast partners before making the information public.

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