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Sport Charles Barkley is rooting against Nets during NBA playoffs: 'I'm not a fan of super teams'

09:10  10 june  2021
09:10  10 june  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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LAFAYETTE HILL, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley looks on while smoking a cigar during the Julius Erving Golf Classic at The ACE Club on September 11, 2017 in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images for PGD Global). All three have shared the court on only a handful of occasions due to injuries, but when Brooklyn is at full-strength, they’re probably the team to beat in the NBA . Barkley will be pulling hard for somebody, anybody really, to knock off the Nets in the upcoming playoffs . “ I ’ m always going to root against Brooklyn,” Barkley said on TNT

Charles Barkley is a television personality, and not an analyst (if you want further proof, check in on those millions of NCAA basketball fans banging their heads against the wall when Charles takes to March Madness later this month). We can laugh and enjoy Barkley ’s work well after midnight when the latest Warrior game ends, prior to pulling up and clicking on the work of those that are watching a The 2004 NBA draft wasn't a completely weak one per se, but it did feature merely two players who would make at least one All- NBA team in their careers, and they were Dwight Howard and Al Jefferson.

Whether you love him or hate him, Charles Barkley never leaves any doubt as to where he stands — and that includes his feelings on the Nets.

During a Wednesday conference call promoting his participation in the American Century Championship golf tournament, the "NBA on TNT" analyst declared that he is actively rooting against Brooklyn's "super team" as it pursues an NBA championship. Barkley seemed to take issue with the way the Nets acquired Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency and James Harden through an in-season trade with the Rockets.

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Charles Barkley: ‘I Root Against All Superteams’

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With the Bulls hardly ever playing on national television, Charles Barkley rarely gets to voice his opinion on the state of the franchise. When he does, though, he truly does not hold back. Last night was a strong example of that. As TNT showed some first half highlights of Bulls-Wizards, Barkley While Frank Lampard's name has hardly been forgotten by the Chelsea fans — there were chants outside Stamford Bridge before kickoff on Wednesday — new manager Thomas Tuchel is quickly creating his own legacy after leading the London club into the Champions League final against Manchester City.

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"I'm not a fan of super teams," Barkley said (via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News). "If they win it, they win it. But I want to make it perfectly clear — I'm rooting against those guys. I'm rooting against all super teams. I'm old school."

Barkley doesn't believe that star-stacking is "good for the game," noting that the top players of his era spent most or all of their careers with one franchise, even if the team wasn't considered a perennial contender.

"Even though we didn't win a championship, the Sixers were worth watching when I was there," Barkley said. "The Knicks were worth watching. The Pacers were worth watching when Reggie [Miller] was there. Same with Atlanta and Dominique [Wilkins]. So I just don't think it's good for business, but these young kids, they all fold to peer pressure and feel like they got to win a championship or their life sucks. . . .

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Charles Barkley during the NHL finals. NBA is either you win it all, or you are garbage and you should feel bad about your garbage team . Lebron gets shit on all the time for making the finals and not winning, it’s used against him more than for him. Edit: guys I get it, people on r/ nba love watching basketball , as do I. I ' m just playing devils advocate and giving you Charles ' point of view.

Charles Barkley is a television personality, and not an analyst (if you want further proof, check in on those millions of NCAA basketball fans banging their heads against the wall when Charles takes to March Madness later this month). We can laugh and enjoy Barkley ’s work well after midnight "It is not just the performance on the pitch, it is something else that needs to go our way and at the moment it doesn’t."Data analysis is playing an increasingly important role in soccer, but Arteta's comments may not calm the nerves of Arsenal fans .Arteta’s side has taken only two points from its last seven games.

"I feel good about my legacy. I'm sure Patrick [Ewing] and John [Stockton] and Karl [Malone] do. LeBron [James] started this super team thing and it's the way the game is played."

Barkley may not like how the team was formed, but the results (so far) speak for themselves. The Nets finished with the second-best record (48-24) in the Eastern Conference behind only the 76ers (49-23), and they've won six of their first seven playoff games. Brooklyn very much looks the part of a title favorite.

Despite the high level of success, the Nets stand in the shadow of the Knicks, one of the biggest surprises of the 2020-21 campaign. The Knicks were eliminated in the first round of the NBA playoffs, but they still feel like New York's team. Barkley was happy to point that out.

"The Brooklyn Nets got a much better team, but when they play it's like a mausoleum. And they got a much better team," Barkley said. "I want [the Knicks] because that place was on fire, and I'm hoping they keep getting better because that place was fire. I've been there when it's been on fire. It's great for the NBA that the Knicks are doing good."

Maybe Barkley will change his tune if the Nets are able to capture the Larry O'Brien trophy this year — probably not, though.

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