Outspoken NBA personality Charles Barkley continued his war of words with Miami Heat fans today by saying he'd have to "think twice" or "maybe even be drunk" before hooking up with a Heat fan in a car on the side of the road.
"I'm telling you, I don't like these people," Barkley said during an interview on a Dallas sports talk radio station. "And some of the female ones are hot. Real hot. The kind of women I'd normally have sex with in a bar bathroom or nail out behind an Applebee's against a dumpster. But I don't know anymore."
Barkley infamously got arrested for a DUI in late 2008 while racing to get oral sex from a woman he had met an a Scottsdale, Ariz., bar, but he said today that if that incident occurred with a Heat fan, he could never forgive himself.
"That would be a personal low," said Barkley. "I can just see the headline: 'Charles Barkley Gets a DUI Going to Have Sex with a Heat Fan.' It could be the end of my career. I have never believed I'm a role model, but I also don't want kids thinking it's not shameful to have sex with these people."
Barkley's contentious relationship with Heat fans has grown throughout the playoffs and forced TNT to move its on-set broadcasts during the Eastern Conference Finals inside AmericanAirlines Arena.
"They were chanting 'Barkley sucks' and he was giving them the finger. It was getting pretty ugly," said a TNT producer. "Also, we were afraid he might try to get head from one of them on camera."