About all those Charles Barkley Weight Watchers ads…


Maybe you heard, Charles Barkley has lost a few pounds.

Well, of course you’ve heard — if you’ve watched one NBA game this year you’ve heard. Barkley’s Weight Watchers ads are the new Franklin & Bash promo, you simply cannot escape them. Weight Watchers wants to reach into the male market and the Round Mound of Rebound was their path.

But Barkley thinks the whole thing is a scam. (Via Eye on Basketball)

This is where the video was until the NBA used its copyright power to get it pulled from YouTube… so here is the quote:

“I have to lose two pounds a week. I’m at 38 pounds now. They come and weigh me every two weeks. I’ve never missed a weigh-in. I’m never going to…I’m feeling much better. But I ain’t giving away no money. I’m not giving away no free money. I thought this was the greatest scam going — getting paid to watch sports — but this Weight Watchers thing is a bigger scam.”

Scam? Well, was talking about easy money, and he is losing weight. But “scam?” That can’t go over well at Weight Watchers headquarters.

By the way, if you’re a Hawks fan, you may not want to watch the second half of that video. These guys are not fans.