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Charles Barkley on Tim Tebow: ‘The National Nightmare Continues’

Charles Barkley may like Tim Tebow, but like many others, he can’t take the media’s coverage of the Broncos quarterback. During an interview on 97.5 FM in Philadelphia with Mike Missanelli, Barkley made it clear that he’s had enough of Tebow.

“The national nightmare continues. Hey listen, I like Tim Tebow but there comes a point, he had a great game. He’s supposed to have a great game. They want to make it seem like, oh the world is aligned correct. I’m like ‘he does play quarterback. He is supposed to play well.’”

Host: “So you’ve had enough of Tebow?”

“I think the world has.”

Host: “There’s a lot of Tebow fans out there. I’ve had enough and I’m not a big Tebow guy and they’re just killing me about Tebow.”

“First of all Mike I don’t know anything you said about Tebow, but let’s just say the jury is still out on Tebow. He seems like a nice kid, but these ups and downs are so different. The jury is still out on Tebow. Just because he had a great game and made four or five great throws [Sunday] doesn’t mean he’s gonna be a great starting quarterback in the NFL.”

Many religious people like to say that Tim Tebow was put here to represent the Lord. Folks on the internet think he’s here to troll society. Personally, I think Tim Tebow was placed on Earth to antagonize Charles Barkley.

Sorry to break it to you, Sir Charles, but the country’s desire for Tebow coverage hasn’t been satiated. Maybe you’ll get your wish if Denver loses to New England this weekend.

Transcription courtesy of Sports Radio Interviews
H/T Off the Bench

Charles Barkley Says His Weight Watchers Endorsement is an Easy Scam (Video)

Weight Watchers would like a word with you, Mr. Barkley.  While it’s never easy to defend Charles Barkley, I will say that he was somewhat blindsided by this particularly video being posted on the internet.  As you may know, Barkley has been running a nationally advertised campaign with Weight Watchers. He claims he is losing two pounds a week and has lost 38 pounds total since starting the program.  That being said, it doesn’t sound like Sir Charles has a lot of respect for the campaign.  In fact, during a commercial break in the Heat-Hawks game on TNT Thursday, he said promoting Weight Watchers is some of the easiest money he has ever made.  Barkley, Reggie Miller, and Kevin Harlan all thought they were off air during the break, but their comments were seen on NBA.TV, and captured by one savvy viewer:

As you can see, Barkley had himself quite the evening.  The comments you just heard came on a night in which he also ripped the Hawks for not being ‘hood enough.  Given his history of saying ridiculous things, it might be a better idea to leave Charles in the halftime studio during broadcasts from now on. This can only get worse as the season progresses.

You might think Weight Watchers would be offended with what Barkley said, but that’s not the case.

The company said in a statement: “We love Charles for the same reason everyone loves Charles, he’s unfiltered. We are thrilled that he is having great success and inspiring millions of men to join him. We agree that being a spokesman for Weight Watchers is a pretty great gig.”

Barkley also addressed the video, saying “I meant what I said, the fact that I’m dropping pounds, getting healthier and getting paid at the same time, is my definition of a great scam. The only problem is I’m going to have to use some of the money to buy a new wardrobe.”

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Charles Barkley: Atlanta Hawks Aren’t Hood Enough (Video)

Charles Barkley is not a fan of the Atlanta Hawks. He made that clear on Thursday night when he was serving as a commentator during the Hawks-Heat game on TNT. What does he believe is the problem with Atlanta? They’re not hood enough.

“I think the Atlanta Hawks got too many nice guys, that’s one of their bigger problems,” Barkley said. “They got some good players, but some of their guys just really nice guys. You’ve got to have some hood in you. You’ve got to have some hood in you to be a great player.”

The comment sure is funny, but like many things Barkley says, it’s offensive, not to mention inaccurate. Last I checked, Dirk wasn’t hood but he won a championship last year. Tim Duncan has won four rings and I don’t think people consider him hood. How bout Dwyane Wade? He’s a great player, but I don’t think he’s hood either.

Keep swinging Charles, and keep entertaining us with your commentary. Whether it’s pounding tequila or wearing sombreros, Chuck sure knows how to make us laugh.

Charles Barkley Has a Crush on Sarah Palin, So Glen Rice is Now his Hero

Charles Barkley freely admits that he has a crush on Sarah Palin. You may recall this January video of Barkley asking for Tracy Morgan’s opinion of Palin, to which the comedian replied “she’s great masturbation material.” That came up because Barkley was trying to convince fellow TNT analyst Kenny Smith that Palin was hot.

Well Barkley joined the Waddle and Silvy show on Thursday and one of the topics that came up was Glen Rice and Sarah Palin. Barkley could not contain his excitement.

“You know, I have a thing for Sarah Palin,” Barkley stated shamelessly. “I think she’s hot. I wouldn’t vote for her, but she is hot. I’ve always said I’ve got a crush on Sarah Palin.

“When I read that [story] … Glen Rice is my new hero. He’s my new hero. If that story is true, more power to Glen Rice.”

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Charles Barkley Antagonizes Miami Heat Fans Again

We’ve previously touched on the NBA Finals side story involving Charles Barkley, the Miami Heat, and their fans. Barkley was one of the loudest critics of LeBron James when he left Cleveland for Miami and that disgust spilled into the season when he called the Heat a “whiny bunch.” Then TNT had to move their pre and post game show indoors during the playoffs in Miami because Barkley was being heckled by fans outside the arena. If you thought that incident would have taught him to lay off the fans, you’d be wrong. During a visit on the Waddle & Silvy Show, Barkley let Heat fans have it.

“There’s something about that team that annoys me,” Barkley said. “They’re just a whiny bunch and I can’t root for them. Yeah, they got the worst fans, no question. It’s not even loud in there. You’re at the game and you’re like ‘Man, it’s not even loud.'”

That last complaint is something I’ve previously mentioned. When the Heat were behind in playoff games, it was silent at American Airlines Arena. It really is pathetic sometimes. And the wealthy fans who show up wearing ugg boots and sunglasses to sit in the front row show up late, leaving plenty of empty spots. It honestly makes them look worse than LA fans, and that’s hard to do. Are Heat fans the worst fans? I don’t know about that — they’re pretty passionate about their team now, but they’re not exactly your die hard version. And you definitely wouldn’t see ugg boots on men in the front row at too many other arenas, so that automatically places them in poor company.

Nike Called Charles Barkley About his LeBron James Negativity

Somehow this NBA postseason has turned into a clash between Charles Barkley and the Miami Heat. Last week Chuck called the Miami Heat a whiny bunch which didn’t sit well with fans. They also didn’t like that he picked the Chicago Bulls to win the series, so they let him have it during TNT’s postgame show after Game 3. Chuck responded with a double bird to the fans.

Most of the problems between the sides date back to last summer when Barkley criticized LeBron James for leaving the Cavs to join the Heat, completely disregarding that he had actually sold out and joined the Rockets in search of a ring late in his career! Putting the hypocrisy aside, Barkley’s negativity towards LeBron was enough to get the suits from the swoosh on the phone.

Check out what Barkley told Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald as shared by Royce Young at CBS Sports:

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Charles Barkley Flips Off Heat Fans in Response to Profanity-Laced Heckling

Charles Barkley has made very few friends in Miami after criticizing the Heat this season. Last week he called them a whiny bunch. Before the season began, he ripped LeBron for leaving Cleveland to join Dwyane Wade, resulting in a response from Pat Riley. Miami Heat fans, whom we’ve criticized for showing up so late to games and not being too boisterous, remembered the criticism and let Barkley hear it prior to Game 3 Sunday.

Heat fans taunted Barkley with “F*** you Chuck” chants and got a reaction. Here’s the video courtesy of Miami radio host Jorge Sedano who shared it on his Miami Herald blog (language is offensive and NSFW):

I’d say I was surprised by Barkley’s reaction, but if he’s not afraid to flip someone off on national TV, why would this come as a shock? The only surprise is that TNT is moving its pregame show inside as a response. I figured they would just let Chuck end up fighting the fans.