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Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  19 responses

TNT, Charles Barkley Apologize for Giving the Finger

Sir Charles flipped off his co-hosts during Inside the NBA last night, prompting the obligatory apology from his employer. Sports Media Watch reports: “Following video footage of Bryant’s pinky, Barkley asserted that every NBA player ends up with broken fingers, and his had ‘never been straight.’ When Johnson subsequently asked Barkley to show his fingers, he held up his hand with his middle finger extended. While Johnson, Smith and the crew laughed, Barkley quickly quipped ‘I’m sorry.’ Turner Sports offered a more formal apology on Friday morning. ‘Both the network and Charles apologize to anyone who was offended by his accidental gesture during our telecast.”’

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  • http://www.basketbrasil.com.br Rubens

    @jose3030 always on point with the videos, gifs and all that

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    “Sorry if you p*ssies get offended by a hand gesture.”

  • http://www.hbo.com/thewire/ jasondolemite

    no big deal. barkley’s awesome.

  • Coney Islander

    Have people gotten that sensitive?!

  • D. Cole

    I was watching it with my dad, we both laughed at it. No biggie

  • http://slamonline.com d.j.

    hes eventually gonna be suspended/fired by the network i think because he is to comfortable with the guys thats why he does the stuff he does… they do the same stuff that me and u do with our friends and altho we dont get offended by it some1 is gonna slap a law suit on TNT eventually like some crazy mom, or some conservative old person and they will keep bi*ching and complaining till hes off the air unfortunately…

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    I saw it, chuckled just like Ernie and Kenny, and got on with my life (the latter meaning watching Magic-Mavs). I already forgot about it until I read this message.

  • http://aol.com RUN’N'GUN219

    PEOPLE NEED TO PULL THERE SKIRTS DOWN!! DAMN

  • nastierthanu2

    I was disgusted and grieve stricken. I cannot get the picture out of mind mind. Oh wait there it went.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    CAN BARKLEY APOLOGIZE FOR MESSING TIGERS LIFE UP WITH MJ, THEN WE ALL WILL FORGIVE THIS FAT OUT SHAPE NEVER WON A RING, LOOKING HYPOCRITE WHO DISAPPEARED IN THE PLAYOFFS PLENTY OF TIMES WITH DECENT TEAMS. SOMEONE NEEDS TO FLIP BARKLEY OFF AND GET HIM BANNED FROM TV, BECAUSE YOU TUNE IN TO WATCH THIS DUMMY TRY TO SAY INTELLIGENT THINGS, BUT HE COMES OFF LIKE A HATER WHO IS MAD ADAM AND SASHA GOT MORE RINGS THAN HIM.

  • big easy

    I think TNT knows how valuable Barkley is to the network. Thats why they let him back after all the DUIs and stuff. BArkley is def one of the top entertainers in NBA history, on and off the court.

  • The Philosopher

    You gotta love Charles Barkley. You just have to.

  • dankNugs

    Man why do people even care about something like that? The FCC has made us such an overly sensitive culture, does anybody know how “flipping people off” started? I bet most people don’t, which means they shouldn’t be offended by it.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    “PEOPLE NEED TO PULL THERE SKIRTS DOWN!! DAMN”
    I’ve always wondered why most men think it’s an insult to call someone else a female, or to talk about feminine clothing. These kinds of people are just as insecure as the people taking offense to Barkley’s gesture.

  • http://philaflava.blogspot.com Teddy-the-Bear

    And I always forget to paste my link in the comment box!

  • nastierthanu

    @the seed dude decaf please. Barkley always speaks his mind. He will talk about the 800 lb gorilla. In a world where publicist script more than half of every conversation, its refreshing to hear the insight from a HOF’Er who isn’t afraid to be wrong. He makes mistakes but he doesn’t hide from them. He a quality anouncer who can make fun of himself.

  • Rob

    cosign dankNugs

  • Sparty’s Law

    Anyone who is offended by someone’s finger should be institutionalized.

  • chintao

    ^ Your mother and I can think of a couple of ways that a finger can cause offense. LOL. You’re right, though. People are waiting anxiously to be offended, just so they can vent their spleens and tear down their betters.

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