While it could have easily been an April Fool's joke, Charles Barkley was caught on camera saying that he loves San Antonio.
In case you don't know the story, Barkley has a habit of throwing serious shade at San Antonio, specifically its women and the River Walk. He didn't hold back, saying SA is home to some "biiiiig" women and calling the prized tourist spot a "dirty creek."
But he said he was joking and wouldn't apologize for his comments.
Some San Antonio women responded to his comments, while former Mayor Julian Castro has been defending SA for years.
More recently current Mayor Ron Nirenberg caught up with the basketball-star-turned-analyst during the Final Four festivities to set the record straight.
Support Local Journalism. Join the San Antonio Current Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.