Believe it or not, Charles Barkley has apologized for something crazy he said.
A day after he repeatedly said on the TNT halftime broadcast that he wanted to punch Draymond Green in the face, the NBA Hall of Famer is backing down.
"I said something that I shouldn't have said. I want to be man enough to apologize. I was 100 percent wrong," Barkley told Waddle & Silvy on ESPN 1000 in Chicago.
Green was asked to respond to Barkley's comments moments after the Warriors beat the Pelicans 121-116 in Game 2 on Tuesday night.
"He's seen me a million times, if you feel that strongly about it, then punch me in my face when you see me," Green responded. "If you're not going to punch me in the face when you see me, then shut up."
"It's no different than someone sitting behind a computer screen tweeting, ‘I'll knock you out' and you never see it in real life," Green continued. "Well, he's seen me a bunch of times and he'll see me again this year. Punch me in the face when you see me or no one cares when what you would have done. You old and it is what it is. If you ain't going to punch me when you see me then stop talking about it, period."
According to ESPN, Barkley didn't actually mean what he was saying.
"I wasn't literally going to fight an NBA player. If he took it like that, I apologize. Those guys who are irritants who are all good players, but they can be annoying at times. But like I said, I was wrong when I said it, and I shouldn't have said it."" Barkley said on the radio show," Barkley said.