Charles Barkley continues to do all he can to discredit the Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry. I too took a while to come around and appreciate the Warriors style and more specifically Steph raining three’s from everywhere, but I eventually had to give in and respect it. While Charles seems to respect it more so now since they won the championship, he is still throwing shots when he gets a chance.
Barkley has previously said this Warriors team would get crushed by the 95-96 Bulls led by Michael Jordan and that actually may be true but to continue to discredit what they are currently doing is just nonsense.
He was doing interviews yesterday up in Toronto when he said basically that Steph is not a good all around player. The topic came up when someone wanted to compare the dominance that Shaq had when he was in the league and it its the same as the dominance Steph is currently displaying.
“He’s just a great shooter,” he told Dime while speaking about Curry. “It’s a totally different animal.”
“He’s not more than a shooter,” Barkley said. “He’s just a great shooter.”
Shaq’s dominance was definitely different than Steph’s but Charles didn’t stop there. He also went on to discredit him as a playmaker.
“I wouldn’t say that,” he said. “He’s not a great playmaker. He’s just a great shooter.”
Barkley then went on to say that he doesn’t think NBA fans view Curry as “unstoppable” like they did with Shaq back when he was in the league.
“They don’t,” he said. “He played last week against John Wall and scored 51 and gave up 41. And most people think that John Wall had a better game, because Steph had 10 turnovers and John Wall had 41 and 15 assists.”
Everyone is entitled to their opinion but Charles really needs to stop having personal blinders on when it comes to Steph and the Warriors. What they are doing should just be appreciated even if you aren’t a fan.