Wife of the Week: Charles Barkley, Weight Watchers Spokesman, er uh Spokeswoman?

Charles Barkley has been a lot of things throughout his illustrious career.

He’s been an NBA Most Valuable Player, an 11-time NBA All-Star and the SEC Player of the Year.

He’s scored more than 23,000 points in the NBA and snatched up well over 12,000 rebounds.

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Charles Barkley is outspoken, yet entertaining

He’s outspoken, opinionated, abrasive, aggressive and at times obscene.  He’s also clever, funny, entertaining and amusing.

He’s both a big gambler and a horrible golfer.  He has had plenty of high-profile friends through the years, including both Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods.

Barkley is all of that and more, but there’s one thing that he’s never been – A WOMAN.

Until today.

Most that follow basketball know that Charles Barkley has been successfully dropping weight recently, and during this process, he’s had a gig with Weight Watchers.

But Barkley’s relationship with Weight Watchers has taken a new and amusing turn, as recently reported by CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell, via his Twitter account.

FIRST LOOK: Charles Barkley is down 42 lbs & is in new ads for @ AS A WOMAN http://t.co/c6tGSYcb
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Weight Watchers tells me that the Barkley has a woman photo has not been altered in any way.
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Rovell sent out the following sneak peak of Barkley dressed up like a woman (for the ad).

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Charles Barkley, dressed in women’s attire for a new promotion with Weight Watchers (Photo Credit: @darrenrovell via Twitpic – Also: Weight Watchers)

Quite an image.

You can’t help but wonder if Barkley got any blisters upon wearing those flats, or if he dropped any f-bombs upon wearing them.

Either way, it’s Barkley being Barkley, and love him or hate him, you can’t help but be entertained by him.

Weight Watchers just may have to change its slogan to, “It’s a new – and twisted – day”.

Congratulations to Charles Barkley, the latest WIFE of the WEEK at The Wife Hates Sports – and a cringeworthy one at that.

 

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