Anyone who has watched TNT's NBA coverage can verify that the telecast is made by its all-star studio analysts and commentators - specifically Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, occasional substitute Steve Smith...and, oh yeah, some guy that calls himself Sir Charles.
Well, even the most casual NBA observer knows what the Chuckster does to a sports broadcast - he hijacks it. But in a good, entertainingly charismatic way. Mr. Barkley has a unique way with words and a matching personality. And the former Round Mound of Rebound has carved out a niche for himself that allows him to say much more than the average analyst, and have it still be considered acceptable.With that being said, we all knew that it was only a matter of time until that Sir Charles struck during the NCAA Tournament coverage.
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"Withey...Whitey...however you want to pronounce it..." Sure Charles. We know that slips of the tongue do happen. But not with Barkley. He actually had the pronunciation correct the first time he said it, but he ventured to 'repeat' it - and somehow came up with "Whitey." Whether he'd like to admit it or not, I'm pretty sure that he said "Whitey" on purpose.
And therein lies the classic humor that is Sir Charles. Say what you want. And let others make your excuses for you.