Charles Barkley lost.
The Warriors won.
Golden State’s 2015 title invalidated Barkley’s claim that a jumps-shooting team can’t win a title.
Really, it was always silly to define the Warriors, who took the seventh-highest percentage of their shots from beyond the arc and ranked first in points allowed per possession, as a jump-shooting team rather than a defensive team. Heck, the whole argument was silly, because the 2013 Heat won a championship with an outside-heavy offense.
Golden State’s title just completely obliterated the discussion.
Yet, Barkley can’t let it go.
Howard Beck of Bleacher Report:
I don’t think Barkley really believes this. It’s just part of his shtick. And, yes, I’m guilty of indulging him.