Charles Barkley on Inside The NBA.

Last night, Axios reporter Alexi McCammond tweeted about an interaction with Charles Barkley in which Barkley responded to an innocuous question by saying “I don’t hit women, but if I did I’d hit you.” When McCammond said that was offensive, Barkley accused her of not being able to take a joke.

The thread sparked plenty of conversation, a selection of which you can find in our post from last night.

Today, via Turner Sports PR, Barkley issued a short apology:

“My comment was inappropriate and unacceptable. It was an attempted joke that wasn’t funny at all. There’s no excuse for it and I apologize.”

McCammond retweeted the apology from her account, where she’s also shared some of the harassment she’s received for reporting what happened.

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