is on a strict diet in order to stop making jokes
about obese women
The former NBA star had a running gag on TNT's "Inside the NBA
" about the "big ol' women down in San Antonio
" until he was called out on it in a local news
“They won't even let me talk about San Antonio anymore,” Barkley said on the "Grant & Danny Show" on Monday. (You can listen to the clip below.)
“They're like, 'Charles, we got one lady wrote an article.' I'm like, 'First of all, I didn't call anyone personally fat in San Antonio; I was just joking around, and when this one lady wrote this article...' We've been having fun with this for probably 10, 15 years!”
On Inside The NBA, Charles Barkley says his bosses won't let him talk about San Antonio and their "big ole women" any longer pic.twitter.com/jfxfIgK6mZ — Viral Sports
(@NotScTop10plays) June 15, 2021
Barkley, who was dubbed the "Round Mound of Rebound" during his NBA playing days and has been open about his own body
struggles, said the routine has been well received in San Antonio.
He blamed its demise on "jackasses," saying, "You can't even have fun nowadays without these jackasses trying to get you canceled and stuff like that."
“I’m trying to hang on for another couple of years until I’m 60, and then they can kiss my ass,” the Basketball
Hall of Famer, 58, told Sports Illustrated.
Sexist jabs are part of Barkley's schtick. Earlier this year, he slammed Georgia
women, claiming that the University
of Georgia Bulldogs' sports teams were named "after the women down there."