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Charles Barkley Says March Madness Should Be Canceled Because Of Coronavirus

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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NBA legend Charles Barkley thinks March Madness should be canceled because of coronavirus.

Barkley appeared on ESPN early Thursday morning after fans were banned by the NCAA from March Madness events because of the virus, and said, “I think we’re going to have to shut down March Madness until we know more.”

You can listen to his full comments below. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Why, Chuck? Why? Why did you go on national television and say this? Why are you doing this to me? Are you trying to ruin my life?

I also love how Chuck said he shouldn’t say it because he works for CBS, and then immediately proceeded to say they should shut down the biggest event of the year.

At least he’s a very self-aware man.

While I understand Barkley’s concern, I still say we stay the course and remain full steam ahead. We can’t let the virus win.

This is America, and we have lives to live. Now, let’s play these games and find a national champion.