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Tim Hardaway was pressured to concern an apology on Monday evening … after he disturbingly in contrast a participant’s tough protection to rape in the course of the center of a Warriors recreation.
The previous Golden State famous person was within the TV sales space for the workforce’s particular “Run TMC” broadcast — which featured Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond as a substitute of the Warriors’ common announcers — and a little bit greater than midway into the sport, Tim put his foot squarely in his mouth.
Whereas making an attempt to speak about how he felt a participant crossed the road on protection in the course of the Warriors’ matchup with the San Antonio Spurs, he shockingly stated, “See, ya’ll thought that was nice D, I believed that was simply raping him.”
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He added, “I feel he ought to have known as the police on that.”
The opposite members of the published sales space shortly tried to maneuver on … however viewers had been so outraged and appalled by the remarks, Hardaway needed to concern a mea culpa only a few minutes later.
“Hey everyone,” he stated as the sport headed into the fourth quarter. “I used a poor selection of phrases earlier within the broadcast. I wish to apologize for that. And, you already know, let’s get again to the sport. And, let’s end this recreation off with a 30-point win and go house completely satisfied.”
No phrase but from the Warriors if there can be any punishment coming for Hardaway.
After all, this isn’t the primary time the 56-year-old former basketball participant has offended along with his phrases — again in 2007, throughout a chat on “The Dan Le Batard Present,” he infamously stated, “I hate homosexual individuals.”
Hardaway finally apologized for these feedback.
Tim performed within the NBA from 1989 to 2003. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Corridor of Fame earlier this yr.