CBS Basketball Analyst on Live TV: I’m Just Here to Give the ‘White Man’s Perspective’


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CBS analyst Doug Gottlieb got coverage of the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 off to an awkward start, saying he was there to bring the “white man’s perspective” to the network’s pregame show.

Speaking on a panel with four African-American men, Gottlieb — the longtime ESPN radio personality before leaving last July — made his comment Thursday during a pre-game segment ahead of Marquette beating Miami, sparking criticism on Twitter that his words were inappropriate.

“I don’t know why you guys ask me, I’m just here to bring diversity to this set, give kind of the white man’s perspective,” he said during the show.

Watch the comment and the awkward reaction that followed, below:

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