Chuck believes Dubs are ‘ripe', series vs Lakers is ‘over' originally appeared nbc sports birea
According to Charles Barkley, who is known for his impeccable NBA predictions, the warriors' playoff run is coming to an end.
The sarcasm is justified.
Golden State faces a massive three-games-to-one series deficit against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals and is one loss away from ending their season.
After Warriors 104-101 Game 4 loss For the Lakers on Monday night at the Crypto.com Arena, Barkley claimed that Golden State's season is over.
“They're ripe. This series is over,” Barkley said after the game on TNT's “Inside the NBA.” “Whether it's five or six. It's over at five or six. I think the Lakers did a great job of making Kel [Thompson] stef [Curry] Kam, they were attacking them because they know those are the two people they care about.”
Barkley, a modern-day Nostradamus in his own right, has quite the track record of picking against the Warriors over the past calendar year. And not for good reason.
Hall of Famer selected once The Dallas Mavericks went on to defeat the Warriors in seven games last summer in the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors won in six. He too chose The Boston Celtics to defeat the Warriors in the NBA Finals. wrong again.
At the start of the 2022-23 season, Barkley claimed that Thompson and Draymond were green “Sliding” and Showing Their Age, Thompson led the league in 3-pointers and Green was named after him. Eighth All-Defensive Team on Tuesday.
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Fast forward to the Warriors' current playoff run and Barkley got the Sacramento Kings prediction wrong win their first round playoff series, Wrong. then he assured Sacramento will blow away Golden State In game 5. wrong again. Then he confidently predicted kings beat the Warriors in Game 7 and advance to the semi-final round. Wrong too.
So, suffice it to say, congratulations to the Warriors for defeating the Lakers in seven games and advancing to the Western Conference Finals, once again proving Barkley wrong.