Charles Barkley has long been one of the most opinionated and colorful analysts in all of professional sports.
Barkley was in hot water again Thursday night after dropping a scatological term in describing the play of the New York Knicks in their 119-104 loss at Cleveland Thursday night.
During discussion with Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson between games of TNT's double-header, Barkley was scathing in his description of the Knicks as he uttered an on-air profanity in this exchange.
Barkley: "I was talking to Spike Lee (at) All-Star Weekend. He's dying to get kicked out of the Garden. He don't want to watch this s---."
Johnson: "Whoa. Easy."
Barkley: "I'm sorry. I'll stop. ... I'm sorry, man. I apologize."
O'Neal: "FCC, send me the bill. I'll pay for that one."
Barkley: "That was bad, I apologize. ... I just want to apologize to all the kids out there, for us showing the Knicks again."
The exchange later featured an endearing moment when video of Barkley was shown when he realized what he had done.
And then the production folks got colorful and created a graphical bar of soap to wash Barkley's mouth out with.
It again showcased why "Inside the NBA" is a must-watch for NBA fans and even for those who aren't.
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