'Saturday Night Live': Charles Barkley hits a few shots, has a few turnovers

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While in the NBA, Charles Barkley earned a reputation as one of the league's funnier and more quotable players. He's taken this approach to his work on TNT's "Inside the NBA" and, on Saturday (Jan. 7), to "Saturday Night Live." This is actually the third turn on the sketch comedy show for the slightly less "Round Mound of Rebound" (thanks to his highly publicized diet), and he's as charming as ever. But outside a few good sketches, it was a series of lost opportunities.Here's best, worst and otherwise of what happened:The GoodThe Monologue: Barkley killed while making reference to his gambling problems, weight problems and all his other foibles. If only he hadn't had periodic difficulties with the teleprompter. But he's Sir Charles, so we forgive him.Inside the NBA: "SNL" has a long history of taking guest stars and having them play a different character in the show they're well known for. With Barkley, they...


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