1/14/2009

Charles Barkley Loses T-Mobile Deal

It's becoming increasingly harder to hear Charles Barkley now. T-Mobile has pulled its commercials featuring the former NBA star and leave TNT game analyst in light of his recent troubles with the law.

"Given the recent developments, for the time being, we've replaced TV ads featuring Mr. Barkley with more general-market advertising," read a statement released by the mobile carrier, per the New York Post. "As he works through his personal matters, we will evaluate where to go from here."

Ya'll know those funny T-Mobile ads featuring Charles Barkley and Dwayne Wade for "Who's in your Fave 5?", where Barkley plays the role of mentor and good-natured harasser to Wade.

Barkley, who's been voted one of the 50 greatest NBA players of all time, was arrested early on Dec. 31 in Scottsdale, Ariz., on suspicion of drunken driving after officers allegedly spotted him running a stop sign. Tests ultimately showed that his blood-alcohol level was 0.149 percent, according to the Gilbert Police Department.

Last week TNT announced that its outspoken, Emmy-winning commentator was taking a leave of absence. He can't be mad at nobody but himself. And he wants to run for Governor of Alabama??? BOI STOP!

1 comment:

The Coconut Diaries said...

Charles Barkley, meet Consequences. Consequences, this is Charles Barkley.