It’s no secret that Charles Barkley is fond of the city of Toronto, and even before the Game 6 clincher that secured the Raptors a spot in the Finals, Barkley was riding with them. Well, here we are, 48 minutes of basketball later, and the Raptors are victorious, just like Chuck said.
Up next are the Warriors, a team with considerably more playoff experience than anybody the Raptors have played so far. Does that change things at all?
Nope, Barkley is still taking the Raptors.
Considering that the Warriors just swept the Blazers out of the playoffs, and that these are the same Warriors who have won three of the last four NBA championships, this might be a minority opinion in the national media! Certainly, Raps fans can appreciate the vote of confidence.
Up next: The NBA Finals.