San Antonio artist fires back at Charles Barkley

San Antonio artist fires back at Charles Barkley

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SAN ANTONIO: May 14, 2014 -- This may be the best rivalry of the NBA Playoffs. San Antonio artist Joy Mollnar has created a hilarious mural poking fun of NBA analyst Charles Barkley on the side of a San Antonio building. The mural was made in response to remarks from Barkley making fun of San Antonio for having “big ol’ women.” The mural points out, not very delicately, that Barkley is no slender thing himself. We’ll be sure to tune in to Inside the NBA to see if Barkley responds.

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by USA Today & Jeremy Baker

USA Today

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 7:52 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio artist Joy Mollnar has created a hilarious mural poking fun at NBA analyst Charles Barkley on the side of a salon in northeast San Antonio.

The mural was made in response to remarks from Barkley making fun of San Antonio for having “big ol’ women.”

The mural points out, not very delicately, that Barkley is no slender thing himself.

“With his comment about women being fat in San Antonio, we thought we’d take a jab at him because he’s not exactly thin,” Beauty Storm salon owner, Tim Nichols, said.

There's also the increasingly popular anti-Barkley social media hashtag "NoSir" at the bottom of the mural.  You won't just see it here but on four billboards across the city.

The billboards feature Shaquille O'Neal and Sir Charles, calling San Antonio-raised Shaq "classy," and Barkley "not".  They're examples of a movement to show America what the Alamo City is all about.

The mural caught the eyes of USA today which said, "This may be the best rivalry of the NBA Playoffs," while also giving props to Mollnar. 

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