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Charles Barkley T-Mobile Spots Dropped

January 13, 2009

Following the events that occured New Years Eve with Charles Barkley, running a red light, and subsequent arrest on drunk driving charges, T-Mobile has pulled their long running ads featuring the TNT basketball analyst. The ads often featured baksetball figures, especially Dwyane Wade, who was often trying to get into Barkley’s Fav 5. The ads were usually funny, and often played off of Barkley’s well known reputation for saying wat he wants when he wants.

I am not sure I agree with T-Mobile dropping the spots because of this incident though. Barkley was well known already for not being the best role model to appear on television, having been in bar fights during his career, and having gambling problems recently. Knowing both these things, and knowing his reputation for making controversial staments on tv, I think that this most recent incident is not going to damage his reputation any further.

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