Charles Barkley, at this point, is synonymous with both professional and college basketball. The former professional basketball player is now one of the hottest TV analysis when it comes to hoops, and he’s a mainstay at the table during analysis for the NCAA tournament.

Even though Barkley is one of the most popular figures around March Madness, he’s getting real about his thoughts about the NCAA. Those thoughts might surprise you. Barkley appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday (March 26) and discussed what he thinks is wrong with college basketball today.

It mainly boils down to money. Barkley worries that the NCAA is messing up a good thing.

“The college game is a travesty and disgrace,” Barkley said in the interview. “I’m so mad now about how we can mess up something so beautiful. We can’t pay all these players.”

Barkley is talking about the name, image and likeness- NIL. It’s been a hot topic over the past few years. Barkley says, “In the next three to five years, we’re going to have 25 schools that will dominate the sport because they can afford the players. And the schools that can’t afford or won’t pay the players are going to be irrelevant.” It’s a fair point that money could mess up this sport, and schools might be able to latch onto good players because of cash instead of more ethical reasons.

Barkley added that he’s going to be “honest” about his thoughts on the game, even if that ruffles some feathers. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why people are drawn to watching Barkley during his commentary on TV. He always keeps it real. “I’m gonna be fair. I don’t have a hidden agenda,” he said. “Not many people on TV that you can say that about.”

The NCAA tournament continues on April 1. No. 5 San Diego State will take on vs. No. 9 Florida Atlantic at 6:09 p.m. on CBS, and then No. 4 UConn will take on No. 5 Miami (Fla.) at 8:49 p.m. on CBS.