Charles Barkley Wants Wolverine’s Claws In New NBA ‘X-Men Origins’ Movie Promo

I know we’ve mentioned that Wolverine is the best there is at what he does ad nauseum, folks — but we can’t help it if he keeps giving us reasons to revisit that old tagline. This time around, what Logan does well is to get the word out there about “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in a way that had me cracking up here at Splash Page HQ.

Anyone checking out last night’s NBA Playoffs was probably a bit annoyed when the network broadcasting the game switched over to a discussion between commentators Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley. Arguing with Barkley, Smith announces, “If you force him out, he’s limited from long range.” Pretty standard fare, right?

But when asked about the subject of their argument, Smith explains, “Chuck thinks that Wolverine is the toughest member of the X-Men team, but he’s wrong” — and that’s when things get crazy.

“See, Gambit’s kinetic energy…” continues Smith.

“If I had Wolverine’s claws, I would’ve had five more rebounds per game,” interrupts Barkley.

“If you had Wolverine’s claws, you’d cut your arm off opening a pack of Twinkies,” responds Smith.

Barkley then proceeds to fidget with his wrist a bit and, well… it looks basketball’s favorite “knucklehead” has been taking some body modification pointers from Marvel’s “Canucklehead.”

It’s pretty safe to say that this was one of the best “Wolverine” ads I’ve seen thus far — and that’s saying a lot. Here’s hoping we see more of ’em as the May 1 release date for “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” approaches.

What did you think of the “Wolverine” NBA ad? What other types of crossover ads would you like to see? Sound off in the comment section!