Charles Barkley, Weight Watchers Spokesperson, Calls Weight Watchers a "Scam"

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During last night's triple overtime showdown between the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks, NBA Hall of Famer-turned-broadcaster Charles Barkley opened up about his new gig as Weight Watchers' celebrity spokesperson.

During a first quarter commercial break, Barkley told his TNT comrades Reggie Miller and Marv Albert that Weight Watchers is a racket.

"I thought this was the greatest scam going -- get paid to watch sports. This Weight Watchers thing is a bigger scam," he said.

According to Sir Charles, he's contractually obligated to lose two pounds a week. After three months on the Weight Watchers programs, Barkley's down 38 pounds and says, "I ain't never miss a weigh-in, never going to."

As for basketball, Barkley thinks that Atlanta Hawks are incredibly boring. "Man I can't stand to watch this Atlanta Hawks team play... the Hawks are nothing but a bunch of nice guys."

Wonder if the Hawks fans are planning a "Fuck You, Chuck!" chant next time the (slightly less) big man rolls through ATL.

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Seriously?! I have officially put the Miami New Times and Jose Canseco in the same category.


I thought he can't be that stupid,  you guys misinterpreted. He is stating he's the one that's doing the scamming , getting paid for losing weight/ 


Guys I love you and everything but this article is kinda misleading. Hes not saying Weight Watchers is a scam but that hes the one who is scamming. Hes saying he gets paid to watch basketball just like hes getting paid to lose weight.

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Chuck Livid

This may already be the best thing of 2012.

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