Charles Barkley never ceases to amaze us with his antics on NBA broadcasts. On Tuesday, we finally learned what he wears on air behind that desk.
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So, what we've surmised here is that Charles Barkley doesn't wear pants on national television. Instead, he prefers what appear to be wide-bottom khaki dad shorts.
Just look at those things billow. And the white sneakers? They really pull the ensemble together.
His longtime partners, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith, must not have been able to take it any more and had to call him out.
GALLERY: CLASSIC PHOTOS OF CHARLES BARKLEY
Rare Photos of Charles Barkley
With Charles Barkley still catching heat for his critical comments about San Antonio women, here are some photos of the NBA legend, who led the SEC in rebounding and his teammates in pizza consumption in each season he was at Auburn.
During Barkley's three years at Auburn, he averaged 15 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. The school retired Barkley's No. 34 jersey in 2001.
Charles Barkley, Larry Bird and Robert Parish
Barkley was taken with the fifth pick in the 1984 draft by Philadelphia, joining a veteran team that had won the NBA title the year before.
Charles Barkley and Moses Malone
Barkley smiles on the bench next to 76ers teammate Moses Malone at The Spectrum in Philadelphia in 1985. Barkley and Malone overlapped with the 76ers for two seasons, losing in the Eastern Conference Finals in 1985 and the conference semifinals in 1986.
Charles Barkley and Charcey Glenn
Barkley and his mother, Charcey Glenn, enjoy some down time at Barkley's Philadelphia home.
Barkley, who famously battled weight issues throughout his career, likes what he sees in the mirror.
Barkley has to be restrained as he gets into an altercation with Kurt Rambis during a February 1986 game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Charles Barkley and World B. Free
Barkley briefly teamed up with World B. Free in the 1987 season, bringing together two of the NBA's most outspoken personalities.
Barkley signs autographs for fans before a 76ers game against the Los Angeles Lakers in December 1987. Although Barkley had one of his best statistical seasons, Philadelphia struggled that year, going 36-46 and missing the playoffs.
Barkley gives a quick hug to a fan after diving into the stands during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers in January 1988. Barkley posted a career-high scoring average with 28.3 points per game in the 1987-88 season, including 37 points in this loss to the Trail Blazers.
Timothy Busfield, Charles Barkley, Mike Gminski and Ken Olin
Timothy Busfield (left) and Ken Olin (right), of the hit TV show "Thirtysomething," act out a fantasy scene with Barkley and Mike Giminski before a Clippers-Sixers game in Los Angeles.
Barkley gets upset during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers in November 1988. The 76ers went 46-36 that season before the New York Knicks swept them in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Charles Barkley and Larry Bird
During the 1988-89 season, Barkley averaged 26 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.
Barkley takes a second to smile for the camera during a game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Charles Barkley and Manute Bol
Barkley stares down 7-foot-7 Manute Bol during a game against the Warriors. The two would later become teammates in Philadelphia.
Barkley poses for a portrait as a new member of the Phoenix Suns in 1992. After averaging more than 20 points and 10 rebounds per game for seven straight seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, Barkley was sent to the Suns for Jeff Hornacek, Andrew Lang and Tim Perry.
Charles Barkley, Danny Ainge, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish
Barkley "interviews" his teammate Danny Ainge and Ainge's former Celtic teammates Kevin McHale and Robert Parish at the Boston Garden.
Barkley "confers" with an official during a game against Denver.
Barkley has some fun with fans before a game against the Houston Rockets in February 1993. He averaged 25.6 points and 12.2 rebounds per game during that season, his seventh of 11 straight All-Star seasons.
Barkley reacts after the Suns victory in triple OT over the Bulls in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Charles had 24 points and 19 rebounds in the game.
Summertime and the living is easy as Sir Charles proved with this memorable pose in a Jacuzzi.
Barkley dresses in royal regalia with children holding his cape at a charity fundraiser in February 1995.
Charles Barkley and Billy Crystal
Barkley makes a cameo in the Billy Crystal movie, "Forget Paris."
Barkley poses for a portrait in the Phoenix Suns locker room in December 1995. The Suns sent Barkley to the Houston Rockets after the season as part of a deal to land Chucky Brown, Mark Bryant, Sam Cassell and Robert Horry.
Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Isiah Thomas and Wilt Chamberlain
Barkley reminisces with NBA legends Clyde Drexler, Isiah Thomas and Wilt Chamberlain during All-Star Weekend in 1997. Barkley spent two seasons on the Houston Rockets with Drexler and played on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team with Thomas for six years.
Charles Barkley and Allen Iverson
After five seasons in Phoenix, Barkley was traded to Houston. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Allen Iverson became the Sixers next great star.
Charles Barkley and Reggie Jordan
Barkley was hampered by injuries in Houston, missing 145 games in four seasons before retiring in 2000.
Charles Barkley and Jack Nicholson
Actor and Lakers supporter Jack Nicholson chats with Barkley at Game 2 of the Lakers-Rockets first round playoffs series in 1995. Barkley scored 19 points with 13 rebounds in Houston's 110-98 loss as the Lakers went on to win the series in four games. Barkley is one of the best players in NBA history to not win a championship.
Charles Barkley and Leroy Neiman
Leroy Neiman presents Barkley with a painting during his retirement ceremony on March 30, 2001, at the First Union Center in Philadelphia
Charles Barkley, Martha Stewart and Jeff Probst
Barkley may be smarter than Martha Stewart, but he has a ways to go before he can match Jeff Probst. The three competed in Celebrity Jeopardy.
Charles Barkley and John Smoltz
Atlanta Braves closer John Smolts enjoys a laugh with Barkley before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta in October 2001.
Barkley lifts weights in a gym.
Barkley relaxes on a couch for a portrait.
Barkley poses for a portrait in February 2002. Barkley released a memoir that year titled "I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It.
Charles Barkley and Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods interviews Barkley in Kauai, Hawaii. Despite Barkley's attempts to learn how to properly swing a golf club, the two are close friends.
A locked and chained Barkley made headlines for this 2002 SI photo shoot.
Auburn alum Barkley watches the Tigers take on Tennessee at Neyland Stadium.
Joe Dumars, Dominique Wilkins and Charles Barkley
Barkley poses with fellow Hall of Fame inductees Joe Dumars and Dominique Wilkins prior to the 2006 induction ceremony.
Charles Barkley, Carolyn Murphy and Jay Leno
SI swimsuit model Carolyn Murphy compares hand sizes with Barkley on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Charles Barkley and Dick Bavetta
Barkley kisses referee Dick Bavetta after they competed in a full-court race in the Bavetta/Barkley Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas.
Barkley and his famously ugly golf shot at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic in Clarksburg, Ontario, Canada.
Charles Barkley and Suckki Jang
Barkley stretches with golf instructor Suckki Jang during filming for "The Haney Project." Barkley, who has a notorious hitch in his golf swing, appeared with the famed swing coach Hank Haney on his show to try to fix Barkley's swing.
Charles Barkley and Hank Haney
Barkley listens to Hank Haney during "The Haney Project," the reality show in which Haney worked with Barkley to try to fix the hitch in his swing. Haney, who coached Tiger Woods for years, was unable to fix Barkley's swing.
Barkley makes pizza on the Jay Leno Show in November 2009. Barkley appeared on the show with Biggest Loser contestant Allen Smith. He later became a spokesman for WeightWatchers in 2011.
Barkley gives a Chicago Bulls Luvabull dancer a flower while broadcasting a game between the Bulls and the Miami Heat. Upon retiring from the NBA in 2000, Barkley quickly went into broadcasting, working as both a studio and color analyst for basketball games.
Charles Barkley and Michael Douglas
Barkley greets actor Michael Douglas on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in May 2010.
Barkley tans by the pool in Dana Point, Calif., in July 2010. Barkley competed against Shaquille O'Neal in a round of golf as part of O'Neal's television show, "Shaq VS."
Charles Barkley and Paul Brittain
Barkley acts in a sketch on Saturday Night Live with Paul Brittain in January 2012. Barkley hosted the show after appearing on NBC's coverage of the NFL Wild Card playoffs that same day.
Charles Barkley, Bill Hader, Jay Pharoah, and Kenan Thompson
Barkley appears in a sketch on Saturday Night Live in January 2012, spoofing "Inside the NBA," the basketball analysis show on which he regularly appears. Rather than play himself in the sketch, Barkley played the role of Shaquille O'Neal, complete with a fake beard while Kenan Thompson filled in the role of the sketch's Barkley.
Barkley rides onto the set in Thunder Alley on a horse before Game 5 of the 2012 Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
- Will Green and Jack Jorgensen