Charles Barkley will sit out TNT's coverage of All-Star weekend in Phoenix, where he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on Dec. 31, before returning to the air in sometime the second half of the season.
Barkley took a leave of absence from his TV responsibilities last month, the day tests showed that his blood-alcohol level was at .149 when he was stopped in nearby Scottsdale, nearly twice the legal limit of .08 in Arizona.
The leave was for a minimum of several weeks, and Turner spokesman Jeff Pomeroy confirmed Monday that it will continue through All-Star weekend, when TNT usually draws some of its best ratings.
The Sports Business Journal reported Monday that Barkley would return to the air sometime after the All-Star game. TNT has not announced a timetable for his return.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Celtics vs. Cavs Game 4 Pick Will the Cleveland Cavaliers bounce back after an embarrassing loss when they host the Boston Celtics tonight in Game 4 at...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Spurs Game 4 Pick Will the Golden State Warriors continue their dominance of the San Antonio Spurs when they meet up in Game...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Cavs Game 3 Pick Will the Cleveland Cavaliers show any mercy to the Boston Celtics when the two meet in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight at...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Spurs Game 3 Pick As the Western Conference Finals shift to the home of the San Antonio Spurs, will they be able to hang with the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the series tonight...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Celtics Game 2 Pick Will the Cleveland Cavaliers cruise to another big win when they face the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight at...

NBA Team Pages