Charles Barkley, who is one of the most popular and outspoken former player turned sports analysts, is stating that the Los Angeles Clippers, and not the San Antonio Spurs, are the biggest threat to the Golden State Warriors in the upcoming 2016 NBA Playoffs.
Barkley’s “hate” against the Warriors was also true last year when he said that Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the rest of the Warriors are just a “jumpshooting team” and won’t win the NBA championship.
The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games in the 2015 NBA Finals to prove Barkley wrong.
This year, it appears Barkley is back doubting the Warriors again, and this time also not giving enough credit to the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, the second and third place teams in the Western Conference.
Watch Barkley and the rest of the ESPN analysts opinions below:
If the Warriors and Clippers win their opening round match-ups in the postseason, these teams will meet in the West semis best-of-seven and a chance for Barkley to prove his point that the Clippers will give the Warriors some trouble in the playoffs.