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Watch NCAA Basketball Analyst Doug Gottlieb’s Awkward Racial Joke

Submitted by on March 29, 2013 – 2:35 pmOne Comment

Good ol’ Doug Gottlieb. When he joined the all-African American crew of Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and Greg Gumbel on the CBS pregame show for the NCAA tournament, he made quite the impression. Clearly, he was aware that he was the only white guy on the set, but instead of moving along, Gottlieb decided to make a joke about the situation.

“Cream rising to the crop. I don’t know why you guys asked me, I’m just here to bring diversity to the set here. Give the kind of white man’s perspective on things from the point guard position,” he said.

Everyone on the set was taken off guard by the joke. But Charles Barkley didn’t see anything wrong with it and told people to “get a life.”

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