Charles Barkley defends Doug Gottlieb after ‘white man’s perspective’ comment (Video)

Doug-GottliebDoug Gottlieb tried to make a joke during CBS’ broadcast of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, and he ended up hearing nothing but crickets and Twitter outrage. If he could do it over, I’m sure Gottlieb would take back his comment about bringing the “white man’s perspective” to CBS’ panel of tournament analysts. He later apologized.

“It was not a smart thing to say and I apologize,” Gottlieb said according to the Associated Press.

However, Charles Barkley was not offended. After catching wind of the way Gottlieb was being torn apart on Twitter and other social media sites, Barkley decided to take a few moments to defend his colleague later in the broadcast.

“He made a joke earlier tonight,” Barkley said. “All those people on Twitter who are going crazy, which I would never ever do, listen me Kenny, Greg Anthony, and Greg Gumbel didn’t take that personally so all you people at home who’ve got no life who are talking bad about Doug Gottlieb get a life. It’s no big deal.”

Coming from a guy who has offended more people than probably any analyst on television, that should mean a lot. While I don’t like Gottlieb, I don’t think he meant to offend anyone. It just wasn’t a funny joke.

Videos via The Big Lead

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  • Stew

    Steve, I’m sure Doug doesn’t even know who you are so that probably won’t mean much to him saying that you don’t like him.

  • RebelFlag

    Doug you are doing a great job! White men can make jokes too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.lowd.1 Sharon Lowd

    He’s White and he’s a Man – what’s the problem?

  • Your White Knight

    Only reason it was such a big deal is cuz none of them laughed at it, which drew attention to it. Ive seen blacks make that same joke on tv when on all white shows, only the white people laughed. All the white liberal douchers have to have something to inject their guilt and faux outrage into. It really is sad. Charles is right.

  • joeflyde

    He said what others were thinking.

  • mike jones

    Whites are generally a cowardly race and like to poke fun at each other but won’t say anything negative about BLACKS cause their do-gooders who are scared to death of BLACKS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002781513600 Kenrick Winston Liburd

    This is sports not politics. For a smart white guy its a stupid comment. No need for that trash. Those are educated Hall of Fame world champions he is speaking with. Just weak minded showing his inferior complex by trying to make them look stupid. They did not response cause it was not funny, and was not the time or place for it. Guess he don’t remember the time when the “NBA” meant NO BLACKS ALLOWED.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002781513600 Kenrick Winston Liburd


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002781513600 Kenrick Winston Liburd

    Well you got the wrong memo brother man. Well look up your fellow comrades your local skinhead kkk white supremacy ladybirds your closet racist the your open racist. They not scared of anyone even the devil not scared of God