Former NBA star Tim Hardaway made a nasty comment during a podcast Golden State Warriors San Antonio Spurs game Monday night.
The Warriors were broadcasting “Run TMC,” which was a tribute to three of their stars from the past: Hardaway, Chris Mullin, and Mitch Richmond.
Bob Fitzgerald is the regular co-anchor along with former veteran Kylena Azubuike, so this was a special broadcast in the Bay Area.
Unfortunately for viewers, they had to hear Hardaway’s commentary on file Draymond Green Steal in a foul manner.
“You all thought that was great [defense]I think it was just rape them, he said during a play in the second quarter. I think you should have called the police about that.
Hardaway later apologized for his comment.
“I used a bad choice of words earlier in the broadcast. I want to apologize for that,” he said. “Let’s get back to the game and let’s finish the game with a 30-point win and go home happy.”
It’s safe to assume that Hardaway won’t be behind the microphone anytime soon after this comment.
And this isn’t the first time Hardaway has said the wrong thing. In 2007, he said on “The Dan Le Betard Show” that “I hate gays, so I let it be.”
“I don’t like gays and I don’t like being around them. I’m homophobic,” he added. “I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States.”
before it is consecrated in Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame In September, Hardaway apologized for those comments, stating that the church had instilled those ideas in him.
“You grew up in a church, and that’s the way churches were—they instilled in you that (homosexuality) wasn’t what it should be,” Hardaway said via the San Francisco Chronicle. “I was taught differently. Don’t talk to them, don’t mess with them, leave them alone. I never tried to speak badly of them or do hateful things. It was just my church upbringing. But I will. I tell you this: It was my fault, and it was People suffered. I had to grow up and do some soul-searching. What I said hurt.”
Hardaway spent five and a half seasons with the Warriors, starting as a starter in the 1989-90 season as the 14th overall pick.
He averaged 19.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 9.3 assists in 422 career games with them, which led to three of his five All-Star appearances while at Golden State.
Hardaway also played for the Miami Heat for six seasons, while spending one year with the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, and Indiana Pacers.