What exactly do the Warriors have to do to get some respect from Charles Barkley? Win 10 titles in a row?
Last season, Barkley infamously said that the Warriors were a jump-shooting team that wouldn’t be able to win a title, which prompted Golden State to troll the Chuckster with a T-shirt earlier this season. Then, last month, Barkley said that other NBA teams “would have just mauled” the Warriors 25 years ago. And now, he has chimed in on the 1995-96 Bulls vs. 2015-16 Warriors debate and said that he doesn’t think Golden State would stand a chance against that Bulls team.
“That Bulls team would kill this little team,” he said on ESPN Radio’s Waddle & Silvy show in Chicago yesterday. “Come on, man. Who is going to guard Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan? What about Dennis Rodman?…Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman—let me just start with those three. First of all, they would love playing the way the Warriors play. It’s a much easier game now. Could you imagine how many points Michael would average if they couldn’t touch him? Dennis would get so many rebounds against that team. They are a very small team.”
We can’t say we’re surprised by anything Barkley had to say here. But to use his own words against him: "Come on, man." You can’t give Steph Curry & Co. a little bit of credit?
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