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Charles Barkley Drops "A" Bomb on Air

Charles Barkley doesn't hold back when it comes to how he really feels, regardless if he's on live television.

The outspoken former NBA player, who was covering the NBA playoffs with TNT co-hosts Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith, dropped the "A" word during the halftime show of the playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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When asked by female fans via video whether he prefers blondes or brunettes, a caught-off-guard Barkley admitted that he prefers blondes.

This isn't the first time that Barkley cussed on TV. Back in May 2009, Barkley reportedly had a few choice words for his producer when interrupting him at the end of the broadcast from game 6 of the Magic/Cavs series.

TV stations may have to brace themselves and expect some slip ups by Barkley when he co-hosts.

But will he ever be reprimanded for his vulgar language?

Looks like he's been getting away with it. He just may need some lessons in etiquette - or maybe some soap will do.

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