During a recent episode of Joe Budden’s podcast, the host spoke about Kawhi Leonard’s father, Mark Leonard and called him a “killer.”

Budden claimed it was a “fact” and said, “Dad is in jail for I think whatever. I won’t get into it, I’m afraid. And the uncle is out handling the business [as Kawhi’s manager]. When you look at Kawhi and his game and his demeanor, don’t it sound right? And, then you’re happy to know that.”

Budden was back on his podcast talking about NBA Finals, but first had to address his stupid story. 

He said, “I need to apologize to anyone that was offended by any of my or our Kawhi commentary last week. Some of you said it was in poor taste. I recognize how it can be taken that way. We were talking in code, or I was talking in code, alluding to some things that are not important and I totally did not see that outlook, so I do want to apologize if anyone was offended.”

He continued, “I never thought that would be looked at as joking on death. I just don’t play that way. I don’t joke on the dead, any of that. No need to get a long, drawn-out explanation. I certainly was not joking on the dead and never want that to be taken that way, so let’s issue an apology to anyone who offended, as well as Kawhi, as well as [his] uncle. You in the finals, you don’t need any of this mess right now. My voice shouldn’t be the one to do that.”

You can listen to his apology here around the 11:30 mark.

What an idiot.  

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