It’s not unlikely for Charles Barkley to speak his mind. In fact, the TNT analyst has become more polarizing with what comes out of his mouth than his career in the NBA.
What makes a Barkley comment truly memorable is the response it gets from those it’s directed at. So, when the Round Mound Of Rebound called the Golden State Warriors small and not “tough enough”, he found a new enemy in Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, who had the following to say about Barkley’s comments.
“But hey maybe he thinks I can’t win one (championship) because he ain’t got one. So if he’s the same size, and he can’t win a championship, we’ll see what happens. I’ve got a lot more years to do it than he’s got, you know?”
This isn’t the first time Green and Barkley have had exchanged pleasantries. Recently, Barkley characterized the Warriors as a jump-shooting team that couldn’t win a championship. Despite the spoken words, Green has plenty of respect for Barkley, as he pointed out to the Contra Costa Times he used to watch tape of the Hall of Famer to improve his overall game, which has blossomed this season.
Green has been a key component to the Warriors NBA dominance. The third year forward has been one of the NBA’s most improved players this year, with per game averages of 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds. As a result, Green is looking at a potential max contract come the off-season.
“A guy who’s not a champion can’t talk too much about championships, can he?”, Green stated to the Contra Costa Times.
You know, Green does have a point. However, I’d take Steph Curry over Dan Majerle any day.