Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; NBA former player Charles Barkley on the CBS set prior to the 2013 SEC Championship game between the Auburn Tigers and the Missouri Tigers at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Barkley refuses to apologize for ripping ‘big women of San Antonio’ (Video)


Charles Barkley has never been one to keep his mouth shut and hasn’t been afraid to speak his mind, no matter how controversial the words coming out of his mouth may be.

Sir Charles had another moment on Inside the NBA where he put his foot in his rather large mouth when he said San Antonio was a “gold mine” for Weight Watchers because the women they are so huge.

During last night’s telecast, Barkley approached the subject again and said he will not be apologizing saying that’s not gonna happen and hell will have to freeze over before he apologizes for his comments toward the larger women of San Antonio.

Barkley is paid to be outspoken and entertain the audience and like he said, if you don’t like it, don’t watch. He has been the subject of jokes about his weight in the past before joining Weight Watchers, but the “Round Mound of Rebound” is not very sympathetic in this case.

You can watch Barkley joking about the “big ole women of San Antonio” courtesy of TMZ here.

Tags: Charles Barkley NBA San Antonio Spurs

  • Deepizzaguy

    I would rather watch reruns of I Love Lucy than to watch Charles Barkley talk on television.

    • david95

      I’d rather watch the same rerun over and over again than watch him. :)

    • That Guy

      yet you both took the time to post on his story.

  • Sum Yung Gye

    Speak his “mine” ? LOL

  • Wilma Semiens

    Sir Charles does not define Us as women we do. remember he had a few pounds to lose himself not long ago. lol.

    • david95

      But that’s OK, he’s rich and popular.

      /sarcasm off

  • david95

    I’ve come to the conclusion he doesn’t really speak his mind, but speaks just to gain publicity through controversy.

  • Bob

    Why isn’t anyone recommending this guy being suspended from the NBA for life??? One man makes a comment in a private conversation and this guy flaunts his comments in the public. What’s the difference?

    • david95

      Because he isn’t white. Only white people can be banned. I banned myself from having anything to do with the NBA about 5 years ago.

  • TheMokoda

    It’s kind of funny, in a sad, pathetic way, to observe people commenting as if they actually believe Barkley actually cares what they think. I don’t particularly care for the guy myself so I don’t tune in to whatever he’s on, but he’s been around long enough for anyone paying half attention to know that the man is going to speak his MIND (not his ‘mine’; just poor writing right there) whether people like it or not.
    Now, he said he was joking about the big women. Was he? And even if he was, is it ‘fair’ or ‘right’ for him to try to get laughs at others’ expense? That’s a subject for debate, but anyone who can’t take a joke, well, that’s on them. Anyone who doesn’t think he was joking or think the joking was in bad taste, he gave you the only solution you’re going to get: DON”T WATCH HIM. Getting all swollen up over it is pointless.
    And to address the inevitable comparisons to Donald Sterling’s comments, what Sterling said was borne of hate and there is no way his comments can be claimed to have been a joke or just having fun at others’ expense.

  • Jay Hall

    The truth hurts, I live in texas lol. I think he has every right to speak his mind on an issue he has had and is still dealing with himself ” being over weight”. In the end at least he has made the choice to try and better himself. Being over wieght for most people is a choice excluding real disorders. It is your fault for sitting on the couch typing/crying and eating cake rather than living loving and fighting for your own health.

  • cmaninbam

    Didn’t the owner of the Clippers “just speak his mind?” And he thought he was doing it in private to someone he thought “CARED” about him!! So where is the outrage?

  • John Sise

    aw, let him speak. he may be right for all you know? that said, if you listen to his other “words” he is pretty much wrong about everything, so believe at your own risk. he can be funny, in a “laughing at a stupid guy” way.

  • Jay Hall

    The outrage is you can choose to be fat, you don’t choose to be your race.

    • david95

      There is only ONE race. The HUMAN race. I can paint my face any color I want. Just ask Gene Wilder in Silver Streak. :)

  • Renee

    The PEOPLE of San Antonio ARE fat….I live in Austin and go down to SA often, It’s not just the women, the kids are fat. They are all heart attacks waiting to happen…As much as I don’t really care one way or the other for Charles- he is absolutely correct.

  • Jay Hall

    Thank you Renee I’m also a austinite, where we promote health on every level. #David95 you are correct about race. I was using that analogy for the people that want to compare sterlings racial arrogants with charles since of humor/honesty. No mattter how we want to see it fat is fat, even if your mom loves every pound its still there. She won’t love your heart attack and dotor bills from diabetes.

  • kaalen

    If you’ve ever been to Texas, you know there are unusually fat women there. I live in Oklahoma and its bad here as well. Long story short, women with weight problems should eat less cows lest they become them…