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CBS Sports NCAA basketball analyst Charles Barkley defended fellow analyst Doug Gottlieb for cracking a joke about bringing a “white man’s perspective” to CBS’ March Madness pregame show Thursday night.

“I know this has nothing to do with the game. I want to say something about Doug Gottlieb,” Barkley said. “He made a joke earlier tonight and people are going crazy. All those idiots on Twitter, which I would never ever do. Listen, me, Kenny, Greg Anthony and Greg Gumble did not take that personally. So all you people at home who’ve got no life and are talking bad about Doug Gottlieb, get a life. It’s over with. It’s no big deal.”

All four of Gottlieb’s African-American co-hosts — Greg Gumbel, Kenny Smith, Greg Anthony and Charles Barkley — were caught off guard by Gottlieb’s comments that began CBS’ Sweet 16 coverage for the night.

Here’s the video of what Gottlieb said:

ESPN’s Mark May tweeted that Gottlieb should be fired:


Barkley’s comments quickly ended the firestorm. Gottlieb also apologized.

“It was not a smart thing to say and I apologize,” Gottlieb said in a statement through CBS.

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6 Comments:
  • Mark May should lighten up. I can't stand Doug Gottlieb and I think he is a punk but did he really say anything that was that bad. This whole world is way to sensitive. When black guys make a comment about white people nothing is ever said but a stupid innocent comment like this gets blown out of proportion.
  • people have to be fair. i was watching nba round table with barkley and shaq and others. barkely was kidding to steve smith and said what you got traded for a white guy. everybody laughed. can you imagine if joe montana kidded dan marino he was traded for a black qb.he would have killed come be fair i have a thousand more examples . blacks can say anything now and no one says anything. i am sick of it.......................
  • Mark May is a fake.
  • Amen !!!
  • "blacks can say anything now, and no one says anything". so it sounds like blacks had their place and have now left to read your comment. Say Barkley called out the nonsense so chill, or should he go back to his place....
  • Fire Mark May and everything is even.Racism will go away when the blacks quit bring it up in every conversation. Wouldn't they have a fit if there was a NAAWP organization?
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