Will Yoder
Tuesday December 13th, 2011

Weight Watchers has signed NBA legend and verbose TNT broadcaster Charles Barkley to an endorsement deal, USA Today reports.

Affectionately nicknamed “The Round Mound of Rebound,” Barkely is well known for his battles with his weight during both his playing days and since his retirement. The 48-year-old is now teaming up with Weight Watchers in a new campaign entitled, “Lose Like A Man,” where he will attempt to lost up to 70 pounds.

"The doctor said, 'Hey dude, if you don't lose some weight you're either going to get diabetes, have a stroke or drop dead. It's either A, B or C," Barkley told USA Today.

"There's no excuse for me being 100 pounds overweight. That's just me being lazy," Barkley continued. "I only ate rice, corn and potatoes, which are clearly starches. People don't get fat eating fruits and vegetables."

Barkley has already lost 27 pounds since beginning the program in September.

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