NBA Rumor: Barkley-Morey Beef

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Barkley added: “Daryl Morey, who I like, he can say whatever he wants to. But there are consequences. I don’t understand why these holier-than-thou politicians, if they’re so worried about China, why don’t they stop all transactions with China? “President Trump has been talking about and arguing with tariffs for China for the last two years,” Barkley continued. “I think it’s unfair for them to do all their business in China and just because this thing happens try to make the NBA and our players look bad. All American companies do business in China. Period.”

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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.

“You know, I don’t do any social media. When you show stuff or I hear about it, I get mad. So I want to apologize to those three guys and the entire Houston Rockets organization because when you’re on television, Ernie (Johnson), it should never be personal. We’re supposed to do our jobs. When Daryl Morey sent a tweet during the season, I got mad. I was 100 percent wrong. When Tad Brown tweeted last week, I was 100 percent wrong. “Les Alexander treated me great when I was in Houston. So I just want to apologize to those three guys.”
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January 19, 2021 | 9:05 pm EST Update