Charles Barkley said last year that jump-shooting teams could not go all the way, but the Golden State Warriors proved him wrong when they won the championship.
The TNT analyst went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night and bet Colbert a round a golf that the Warriors would not repeat as champions. But with the way Golden State is playing, Barkley might be wrong again and forced to wear same T-shirt the Warriors got him last year.
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The Warriors have the best record in the NBA at 56-6 and are the odds-on favorites to win the championship for the second year in a row. They clinched a playoff spot at the end of February—the first team to do so since the 1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers. They’ve won 45 straight games at home and are still chasing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record 72-win season.
How Barkley could bet against that is laughable, but we’ll see who ends up paying for the round of golf.