Throughout the NBA regular season, Charles Barkley has made it known he does not feel the San Antonio Spurs are the best team in the NBA, let alone in Texas.
His opinion on the Spurs has drawn the ire of most Spurs fans but is the "Chuckster" changing his tune?
In an interview with KNBR in San Francisco, when the topic of three-point shooting came up, he said what he had to say on the topic, then ranted on how TV ratings will be for a VCU-Butler matchup. Barkley then said it would be a great matchup despite any possible low TV ratings and compared those teams to the Spurs:
You know I’ve been sitting around all today listen to all these people tell me you know what are the ratings going to be between VCU and Butler? Let me tell you something: if you can’t get excited…. and I’m not talking about this because I’m broadcasting the game and all that other stuff… if you can’t get excited about what Butler has done and what VCU has done, you are not a fan.
This notion in the NBA ‘well we don’t like the San Antonio Spurs because they don’t'…let me tell you something if you don’t like the San Antonio Spurs you’re an idiot. You don’t know anything about basketball. You hear that argument every year if San Antonio does well they’re not good for ratings. Let me tell you something: you don’t know anything about basketball. You’re not a basketball fan if you don’t like watching the Spurs play. They’re good for basketball.
So is Chuck changing his tune? Sure seems like it but let's see how quick he flip-flops once the NBA playoffs start.
Sir Charles has been going back and forth with his opinions on the Spurs all season. it's nice to hear him say great things, though, and for those that haven't watched him on TNT for the past 5 to 6 years maybe, i usually see him say positive things about the Spurs. he still thinks Timmy's the greatest PF ever and thinks that Coach Pop is one of the best coaches ever. whether or not he thinks they're the best team in Texas, i could care less because we all know who is the best team in Texas, and it's not the Mavericks. GSG!
I don't think he's going back on his words about the Spurs not being the best team in Texas, but nice to hear him defend the Spurs a little bit. All he's saying is that Spurs are a good and fundamentally sound team. He's by no means saying we're the best team, but I really don't care. My heart is w/our Spurs even though I'm not from Texas! Go Spurs Go!!!! =P
I'm a bit surprised with this latest Barkley rant. I know he was a great player and all that, but most of time i don't like what he is saying about the game maybe he just sucks at broadcasting.
He's FULL of it! He's been bashing the SPuRs for years. ALL I know is he likes GINOBILI. Root for your team Phoenix, the Kleenex Suns, where you belong.
@RG8907 SPuRs is the most respected TEAM in TeXas! San Antonio REPRESENTS! Houston RocKets places second...
@AmyfromLA i still say he will change his mind come playoffs
@DJ LOL! Kleenex Suns! I never heard that before. Good one.
We've been using that word at SA Express News blogs for years now. @JeffProjectSpurs
@DJ It's fantastic. just gave me more crap to throw at Suns fans