The San Antonio Spurs own the NBA's best record at 49-11. They have gone on 12 and 10 game winning streaks, are 2-0 against the Los Angeles Lakers, have split the two meetings with the Dallas Mavericks, and are 3-0 versus the Oklahoma City Thunder this season.
Undoubtedly, the Spurs are the best in the NBA and in Texas.
But don't tell that to TNT's Charles Barkley who has been insistent all season long the Spurs are not the best team in the NBA or in the state of Texas.
Well it seems the Chuckster is at it again, this time saying the Mavericks can beat the Spurs, and even puts the Lakers above the San Antonio.
Oh and just for good measure, Barkley feels the the Thunder can beat the Spurs in the playoffs.
Though he does mention the Spurs do lack size, which Spurs fans tend to agree, it seems Barkley may need to re-evaluate his thoughts about the Spurs.
“Well, see the problem is that is one of the reasons I can’t predict a winner right now because the way it ends right now I think Dallas can beat the Spurs but I am not sure that they can beat the Lakers and right now they are scheduled to play in the second round of the playoffs. I got Dallas and the Lakers ahead of the Spurs to be honest with you. To be honest with you, if the season ended today I think Oklahoma City can beat the Spurs because I think the Spurs are a little overrated to be honest with you because I think they play very hard, they play very smart but I think they are missing a big guy to be honest with you. Tim Duncan is struggling on the downside of his career but I just don’t think they don’t get enough easy baskets because their two best players are Parker and Ginobili, and I love Ginobili, but I believe in jump shooters being your go-to guy to be honest, that was my only knock on Oklahoma City. I always tell people you don’t win with jump shots. They have gotten better around the basket defensively but I think Dallas and the Lakers are the two best teams in the West.” (sportsradiointerviews)
Alright Spurs fans time to chime in with your thoughts. You think Barkley makes good points about the Spurs or is he just full of it?
he is just challenging the spurs team, we know that he loves manu and if you love manu you love the spurs. i know deep inside charles wants this team to fire up and prove that he is wrong, remember when he was interviewed just before this issue?
Listening/reading on what these haters wants to say is a waste of time. Let's just watch some Spurs basketball! Go Spurs Go!
I don't care what Terry or Barkley has to say. Let's just wait and see what happens in June then everyone can shut up.
I respect Barkey as a player, but cares on what he says? He has never won an NBA championship in his life!
I hope Barkley never picks the spurs--he's a jinx. The first time on TNT when he said the Mavs were the best team in Texas, not long after that Dirk got hurt and Butler blew out his knee. So it's ok keep doubting the spurs chuckster.
Yeah, Dirk is a monster in the paint! And Tyson Chandler is turning into the next Tim Duncan......oh wait....SHUT UP CHUCK!!!
OK, so no jumpshooting team can win it all. We can discard Dallas then.
By his own logic, the team he says is the best team has a bigger problem. They depend 100% on Dirk offense which is 100% dependent on jumpshots.
thunder will be very good defensive team with additional kendrick perkins, spurs might have very difficult time to beat lakers as well. it is not impossible since they have home court advantage
@koryb in the end, though, i dont see the Thunder beating the Spurs in a 7-game series. a big reason is because of playoff experience. i've already made a post on here how that so called "size" advantage can be taken away, so sorry, the Spurs will be fine.