Via Eye On Basketball, what was a commercial break on TNT was shown live on NBA.tv's stream. With a secretly hot mic and a live camera, Charles Barkley shed some light on his contract with Weight Watchers:
"I've been on weight watchers three months. I have to lose two pounds a week. I'm at 38 pounds now. They come and weigh me every two weeks. I ain't never missed a weigh-in. Never going to...I'm feeling much better. But I ain't giving away no money. I'm not giving away no free money. I thought this was the greatest scam going—getting paid for watching sports—this Weight Watchers thing is a bigger scam."
To be clear, Charles isn't saying the Weight Watchers program is a scam. Only his endorsement deal, which requires him to continually lose weight to get paid a bonus.
Kevin Harlan informs us that this game is terrible (it would eventually go to three overtimes). We also learn from Barkley and Reggie Miller that Atlanta is just a bunch of nice guys, but Dwight Howard doesn't want to play there.