Barkley Flips Off TNT Audience, Offers No Apology

Thursday night Larry Brown of LarryBrownSports.com has Charles Barkley giving the TNT audience the middle finger while the TNT NBA panel was discussing Kobe Bryant’s finger injury.

Charles Barkley Middle Finger Video On TNT


As Barkley was holding up his hand to display his fingers, he inexplicably (and deliberately) shot co-Hosts Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson and the audience the bird. Worse, he followed that up by refusing to take Ernie Johnson’s “April Fools Day” life preserver:

EJ: “Do me a favor and say April Fools for what you just did. That you were trying to be funny?
Barkley: “For who?

Amazing how a guy like Kenny Smith is able to be just as articulate and entertaining as Barkley without throwing a guy throw a window, getting a DUI, calling his producer a pussy on-air or making an obscene gesture in the direction of the audience.

As Barkley never apologized for his obscenity, perhaps the folks at Turner should let everyone with kids know that on-air obscene gestures - as a company policy - are now officially okay with the network.