It's a busy time in the world of sports, as some of the biggest events of the year are about to hit your television. The NFL playoffs. The Winter Olympics. The NHL All-Star Game. But most important of all ... Charles Barkley hosting 'Saturday Night Live.'

Yes, the Round Mound of Rebound brought his unique joie de vivre to the venerable sketch comedy show Saturday. It's not the first time Sir Charles has hosted the show, of course; he also headlined the show back in 1993, meaning his return engagement puts him in elite company among the few athletes who have been tapped as return hosts.

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