5-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway has been compelled to apologise after making a rape joke whereas commentating Tuesday’s NBA recreation between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs in California.
Hardaway made the comment after Spurs centre Jakob Poeltl was fouled for unlawful contact with Warriors star Steph Curry.
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“Y’all thought that was nice (defence), I believed that was simply raping him,” he mentioned.
“I feel you need to have known as the police on that.”
Later within the broadcast, Hardaway supplied an apology to the viewers.
“Hey all people, I used a poor alternative of phrases earlier within the broadcast, I need to apologise for that,” he mentioned.
“Let’s get again to the sport and let’s end this recreation off with a 30-point win and go house comfortable.”
In 2007, Hardaway confronted heavy backlash for homophobic feedback on a Miami radio present.
“You recognize, I hate homosexual folks,” he mentioned on the time.
“You recognize, I let or not it’s recognized I don’t like homosexual folks. I don’t prefer to be round homosexual folks.”
The 56-year-old scored 15,373 factors throughout his NBA careers, representing the Warriors, Miami Warmth, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers.
The Warriors cruised to a 132-95 victory on Tuesday AEDT, with Golden State’s Jordan Poole scoring 36 factors
The Spurs will subsequent face the Portland Path Blazers on Wednesday, whereas the Warriors will tackle the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.