OKLAHOMA CITY - Charles Barkley was in town for the NBA Western Conference championship series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Spurs led by veterans Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili have won the first two games of the scheduled seven-game series and they have now won 20 games in a row going back to April 11.
Charles "The Fat Bro" Barkley is with the TNT sports team which includes host Ernie "The Voice of Reason" Johnson and former NBA players Kenny "The Jet" Smith and Shaquille "The Human Mountain" O'Neal.
Rufus Reno with Sports Balls Illustrated Weekly asked Barkley about the romantic rumor regarding him and his former hair stylist Mr. Maurice-Maurice of Memphis.
Barkley, who weighs 404 pounds, has staunchly denied those rumors which he believes were probably started by LeBron James of the Miami Heat, whom Charles has insulted on several occasions.
The sports analyst known as "The Walking Tub of Lard" insists that the photos purporting to show him and Mr. Maurice-Maurice walking hand-in-hand in a parking lot at a Captain Cluckity Cluck Cluck Chicken Shack in Pocatello, Idaho, have been photoshopped.
"Old Pumpkin Face" Barkley insists that he has never been to Idaho so that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the pictures have been doctored.
But when Mr. Maurice-Maurice was questioned about the hand-in-hand stroll he blushed and said that it is a fact that they were walking hand-in-hand but only because he was feeling a little dizzy from the six Apricot Margaritas that Carlitos, as he calls Barkley, had bought for him at The Giggling Gerbil Bar & Grill in downtown Pocatello.
Sports Balls Illustrated Weekly will stay with the story and bring you any new developments in the Charles Barkley - Mr. Maurice-Maurice story.