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Charles Barkley refuses to continue broadcast until someone explains magnets

ATLANTA – During an Inside the NBA broadcast coinciding with Thursday’s game between the Thunder and Timberwolves, TNT analyst Charles Barkley abruptly interrupted his cohosts and urgently demanded that someone give him an explanation for how magnets work. “Hold up, hold up, I’m sorry, but I can’t go on for another second of this broadcast until someone helps me figure out magnets,” shouted Barkley, visibly distressed. “Seriously, man, they weird me out. How can they do what they do? What’s the secret?” Barkley’s cohosts—Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson—all exchanged uncomfortable looks and attempted to proceed with their pregame analysis, but Barkley defiantly yelled “I’M NOT LISTENING” over and over to drown out their discussion, forcing the director to cut to commercial. “Charles, are you really doing this right now? Is this really worth interrupting a national broadcast?” asked Smith angrily. “I’ve never been more serious about anything in my entire life, Kenneth,” he replied, his eyes unblinking. “Magnetism is a fundamental force, Charles, it’s kind of difficult to [...]