Philadelphia 76ers forward Charles Barkley allegedly was involved in a spitting incident during the 76ers' 98-95 overtime loss to the New Jersey Nets.

Nets spokesman John Mertz said that there was some type of problem between Barkley and a fan sitting behind the 76ers bench. Neither Barkley nor any spokesman for the 76ers was available for comment on the alleged incident. One witness seated nearby claimed that Barkley spit at a fan who had been harrassing him and instead hit a little girl."An incident report was filed by the usher who was responsible for the area," Mertz said. "No charges were filed (by a fan) and the matter is being turned over to NBA security."