Charles Barkley: CBS Basketball Analyst Has Difficulty Using Touch Screen of NCAA Tournament Bracket

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
March 14, 2016 3:16 pm Last Updated: March 15, 2016 10:44 am

Charles Barkley is a funny analyst for CBS—even when he’s not trying to be.

During the NCAA Tournament show, the former NBA All-Star was making his picks via a touch screen TV yet he struggled to move the proper teams into the slot he wanted when making his predictions, resulting at one point with a matchup of “Home Team Name 2 vs. Home Team Name 2,” much to the delight of his CBS colleagues. Watch the full clip here:

Barkley is first seen trying to advance Colorado past UConn, but instead pushes the wrong button and advances “Home Team Name 2” into the Sweet 16. After getting corrected by host Ernie Johnson, Barkley then can’t seem to push the right button to show Maryland advancing into the second round.

After much laughter on the set Barkley presses the right button and the Terrapins are into the Round of 32. Then later, Barkley accidentally puts Wichita State past Arizona and into the second round when he was just meaning to advance the Shockers past Vanderbilt in the “First Four” round. After hitting a few more buttons (and getting more instructions from Johnson and Kenny Smith), Barkley finally gets the Wildcats past Wichita State.

After Smith makes fun of Barkley’s habit of lotioning his hands too much, SI’s Seth Davis gets up to do the next region but first thanks Barkley “for setting the bar so low,” eliciting laughter from the rest of the set—including Barkley himself.

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