Someone must have sent a powerful message to TNT because Charles Barkley has just done something he hasn’t done in a long time — play nice with the Houston Rockets.
Barkley apologized to the Rockets Tuesday night, saying he “overreacted” to two tweets that were made by Rockets CEO Tad Brown and GM Daryl Morey.
“I want to apologize to the Houston Rockets,” said Barkley. “I overreacted, said something I shouldn’t have said. I want to apologize to Daryl Morey, Tad Brown and Les Alexander.”
“When you’re on television, it should never be personal,” added Barkley. “We’re supposed to do our job. When Daryl Morey said that, I got mad and was 100% wrong. When Tad Brown tweeted last week, I was 100% wrong. Les Alexander treated me great when I was in Houston. I want to apologize to those three guys.”
Barkley had called Brown “Toad Smith” after his tweet that blasted Barkley and referred to Morey as “Daryl Moronic”. See the video below (starting at the 0:45 mark).
@dfbarron Charles would know, his entire rockets career was fake hustle
— Tad Brown (@tadbbrown) April 22, 2016
It’s no secret that Barkley has held a grudge against the Rockets, claiming they still owe him $3 million from his playing days in Houston, and it has skewed his commentary about the team. Barkley has blasted the Rockets at every turn for years, including during their Western Conference Finals run of 2014-15.