NEW YORK (AP) — Look out, March Madness. Charles Barkley is coming.
CBS and Turner executives confirmed Tuesday that the brash Hall of Famer and other big names from TNT’s NBA broadcasts would be part of their joint coverage of the NCAA tournament starting this season.READ MORE: Dr. Fauci Says He 'Would Not Be Surprised' If Omicron COVID Variant Is Already In U.S.
Expect Marv Albert to call some early round games and Barkley and Kenny Smith to offer analysis from the studio under the 14-year, $10.8 billion deal the two companies signed in April.READ MORE: New York State Trooper Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle On RFK Bridge
Tournament games will air on CBS and three of Turner’s cable channels: TNT, TBS and truTV. Sports chiefs Sean McManus of CBS and David Levy of Turner said at the Sports Media & Technology conference in New York that the companies would combine their rosters of basketball commentators.MORE NEWS: Latest French Bulldog Stolen On Long Island Found Safe
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