A political reporter says that NBA legend Charles Barkley has allegedly threatened to beat her after questioning his apparent political indecision as she commented on the hopes of the Democratic president for 2020 series of tweets, in which 56-year-old Barkley is accused of making inappropriate comments to her at an unknown late Tuesday event.
Hit, and then, when I objected, he told me I could not stand a joke. McCammond wrote .
In subsequent tweets, McCammond stated that she would normally never violate any "OTR agreement," but insisted that Barkley's comments be revealed.
Barkley apologized through Turner Sports for his comments on Wednesday morning.
"My comment was unreasonable and unacceptable, it was an attempted joke that was not funny at all, there is no excuse for it and I apologize," Barkley said in the statement.
Barkley had previously said he support the former Massachusetts governor, Deval Patrick, as president, before abruptly changing his mind when he was approached by a member of Pete Buttigieg's campaign, according to McCammond's report.
"And all because he talked about how he treated Deval Patrick loves, and when someone came by Pete's campaign, he said he loved Pete, and I reminded him that he'd said he was a Deval fan before, "McCammond tweeted.
The Washington-based Reporter, who did not return multiple requests for comments, also included a photo of the NBA Hall of Famer, "though dark and blurry," she wrote.
McCammonds' original Her post was retweeted more than 2,600 times early Wednesday. In another message, McCammond said she hated "being part of a story," but those threatening violence should be held accountable.
"It's not about me or my feelings ̵
Barkley's alleged comments were made in the Internet quickly categorized as "outrageous" and "totally unacceptable," which some critics also apologized for in 1990. Barkley made it easy to beat his wife and children after a near-miss when he starred for the Philadelphia 76ers and critiques of women's groups
Barkley later insisted he was joking.
"This is a game that when you lose, you go home and beat your kids," Barkley said, according to the Los Angeles Times to a former reporter. "Did you see my wife jump up and down at the end of the game? That's because she knew I would not beat her de. "