It’s halftime of the UCLA-Michigan State game, and the studio crew of Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley have just looked at a highlight reel of the buzzer-beaters from earlier in the day.
Anthony says something about all the parity in the college game.
Smith says something about how teams need to guard the ball on last-second shots.
Barkley adds: “One thing you notice today — there’s a lot of good basketball players everywhere.”
“Wow,” says Gumbel. “What a sage you are. That’s pretty good.”
Anthony and Smith laugh. Barkley is trying to figure out how he just got backhanded by someone other than Ernie Johnson.