Recently on Inside the NBA, Charles Barkley was beaten in a push-up contest by camerawoman Cybele Forbes. Usually, I am not surprised if the “Round Mound of Rebound” loses to a fit mom of two in a push-up contest but then a comment that he was on a diet and refused to eat some Krispy Kremes that Cybele offered to him before the competition got me thinking.
I am officially challenging Charles Barkley to a Krispy Kreme/Donut eating contest. I am almost 100% percent sure that I can beat Chuck in an eating contest.
To throw a little back story, when I was still attending college, a local ice cream parlor has an eating challenge called the “No Way Challenge” which is eating more than 12 scoops of ice cream, toppings, and two full bananas. It equals to about more than 2.5 pounds of ice cream which you have to eat in a period of fifteen minutes. I completed the “No Way Challenge” on three different occasions and hold the second fastest time in history for under eight minutes. You have never felt pain to the point where tongue feels like sandpaper.
I know that donuts are a completely different entity but I feel that since I conquered the “No Way Challenge” then I can beat Charles anyway. I will even spot him a couple if he thinks that he can beat someone that is 100 pounds lighter than him. (I honestly do not know what Charles currently weighs but I rough estimation is about 280 or so.)
With the Cleveland Cavaliers being the host’s to the beginning of the Eastern Conference Finals, TNT is coming to Cleveland and since I live in the area, I officially will be around to compete against Charles.
I will be contacting my friends in the blogging community to hype this story as much as possible on Ballhype, Digg, Yardbarker, etc. I will also be twittering Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Gary Payton, Chris Webber, and anyone that can get the word out to Sir Charles.
The ball is in your court Charles or in pure terms, the donut is.