Leslie Alexander Rumors
Barkley had also complained that owner Leslie Alexander underpaid him during his tenure with the Rockets. He has said the Rockets owed him $5 million. He said Sunday they owe him $3 million. Meanwhile, he referred to Brown as “Toad Smith” and Morey as “Daryl Moronic.” “I want to apologize to the Houston Rockets,” Barkley said on Tuesday’s broadcast of “Inside ‘The NBA.” “I overacted to two tweets. I said something I shouldn’t say. So I want to apologize to Daryl Morey. And I want to apologize to Tad Brown, the CEO, for overreacting. I want to apologize to Les Alexander.
Rockets CEO Tad Brown said his tweet on Thursday, responding to TNT analyst Charles Barkley accusing his former team of “fake hustle,” was an effort to stand up for his players. A frequent critic of the Rockets, Barkley inspired Brown’s response with his comment at halftime in Game 3 when he guaranteed the Rockets would lose by 10.
Following a season where the Houston Rockets fell below expectations, team owner Leslie Alexander told ESPN he will take a more active role this offseason. “I think I will change a little bit,” Alexander said after the Rockets’ practice Friday in preparation for Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series against Golden State. “More scrutiny and what they’re doing. I was thinking about doing it anyway but after this season, definitely.”