Charles Barkley is never boring. He's never at a loss for words. During the CBS/Turner Sports NCAA Tournament Media Day event in New York on Tuesday, Sir Charles held court with reporters looking for quotes and Barkley certainly did not disappoint.
In a conversation with Newsday's Neil Best, Barkley said that when CBS and Turner began their collaboration on the NCAA Tournament in 2011, the relationship was rather prickly at first.
Barkley said that some existing CBS analysts, those who had been working on the tournament for years, did not take kindly to the Turner announcers. The Chuckster said they felt threatened that the Turner analysts would step in and take their jobs. Barkley went so far to call them "jerkoffs." And while he later retreated from that definition, it is clear that Barkley still has some scars from the early days of the CBS/Turner partnership.no comments