The NBA on TNT analyst called into Thursday's show to explain he was under self-quarantine for a possible coronavirus case.
The NBA on TNT held a special edition of the program Thursday considering that the league is now on suspension.
While in New York, Barkley appeared on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert".
Barkley noted that earlier in the week he had been in NY, which he called a "hotspot", in this case presumably referring to a recent spike in coronavirus cases in that city's metropolitan area. He took the coronavirus test when he returned to Georgia and place himself under quarantine for 48 hours.
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The killer bug has infected more than 8,000 and killed 291 in Iran, making it one of the deadliest outbreaks outside of China. The outbreak has prompted authorities to temporarily release around 70,000 prisoners to contain the spread of the illness.
Former Philadelphia 76ers great and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is one of the many people recently feeling under the weather and facing an uncertain future. He says he was also tested for the flu.
Shortly after his pleas to cancel the NCAA tournament were answered, Charles Barkley will have to wait to celebrate. "Are they not going to go out and have dinner and things like that?" asked Barkley.
"The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminary tested positive for COVID-19". "I'm hoping it was just a bug".