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Kenny Smith Got Crushed For What He Said On CBS Today

Kenny Smith on the set of TNT show.

Today's NCAA Tournament coverage featured a very viral (and very criticized) comment by a CBS analyst.

For the past couple of years, Turner Sports has had its top NBA analysts - Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley - working the NCAA Tournament.

Every year, the duo says something that has college basketball fans scratching their heads.

It's happened again.

Smith made a comment about Duke star freshman Marvin Bagley that, well, makes no sense. It was concerning his defense.

The Turner Sports analyst said he believes Bagley is the best player in the country because of how he can impact a game defensively.

“I would go with Bagley because he can change the game defensively,” Smith said.

Bagley, of course, is great in a number of areas. None of those areas are defense, though.


Smith and Barkley are actually pretty good when it comes to analyzing what's going on in the games once they begin. But when it comes to the pregame analysis, it's pretty clear they're unfamiliar with much of the college basketball world.

Duke got past No. 15 seed Iona earlier today. The Blue Devils will take on Rhode Island on Saturday.