TNT, Charles Barkley Apologize for Giving the Finger

by April 02, 2010

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.”’