The Golden State Warriors franchise and their superstar trio have nothing left to prove – to anyone.
But TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley, a notorious Dub Nation troll, clearly doesn’t believe he’s in the category of pretty much everyone else who watches, cares, or works in the game of basketball – especially when it comes to basketball. refers to Warriors superstar point guard Steph Curry.
Curry has won four championship rings over the past eight years, two League Player of the Year (MVP) awards and two NBA scoring titles. In addition, he is arguably the biggest volume shooter from behind the 3-point line, who has ever lived and broken defenses like no other player before him.
Finally, after winning his first Finals MVP leading the Warriors past the Boston Celtics in June, Barkley gave Curry – something like that.
“He is one of the greatest [players] Barkley told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Monte Poole during the American Century Championship golf tournament in Lake Tahoe earlier this month. “About 10 to 20”
These quotes are a break from Barkley’s feud with Golden State and its fans, which began through a back-and-forth spar with Draymond Green and continued through the 2022 NBA Finals.
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Barkley’s Curry with the player is unlikely to be the best Point Guard ever
Barkley went on to agree that Curry is one of the two best point defenders in NBA history, although the player he chose to pair Curry with is a bit curious – Isaiah Thomas of the “Bad Boy” Detroit Pistons, a team played at its peak from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.
“I said after he won this, that would put him on the list along with Isiah Thomas,” Barkley continued. “He’s at the same table in the Hall of Fame as Isiah Thomas who are probably the best point guards. Those two boys are probably the two best spots to play the game. “
Barkley may exhibit a bit of personal epoch bias since he was also at the height of his power around the same time. Thomas was part of consecutive championship teams, the last two having the best record with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference knockouts before Jordan led his team to three consecutive wins. , with two seasons in between.
However, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson may want to talk to both Barkley and Thomas about how to take the other of the two best player slots in the position. in NBA history.
Barkley also shouted Warriors General Manager Bob Myers
In addition to commending Curry for his accomplishments, Barkley also extended the props to Golden State general manager Bob Myers on his acquisition of striker Andrew Wiggins, who played a key role in Dubs’ run to fame fourth mark.
“I have to give Bob Myers a shout out because when he made the trade with Wiggins, not a lot of people thought it was a good deal,” Barkley told Poole. “[Wiggins] ended up being the team’s second best player in the Finals, so credit Bob Myers. “
“And obviously, Otto Porter played great. Sketch Jordan Poole. You talk about Steph and those guys, give Bob Myers a lot of credit. He deserves it.”
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