Charles Barkley Explains Why He Dislikes the Warriors’ Style of Basketball

December 1st, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Charles Barkley has long criticized the Golden State Warriors' style of play, and he didn't hold back Thursday before the Cleveland Cavaliers tipped off against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first half of a doubleheader on TNT.   

"Maybe I'm old school, but I'm never going to like that little girly basketball where you have to outscore people," he said on the live broadcast. "I love [UConn women's head coach] Geno Auriemma, one of my favorite people. I love women's college basketball. But I don't want it in the NBA." 

"It's getting to the point if our team walked in front of [Barkley's] house, he'd yell 'Get off my lawn!'" Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said, per Anthony Slater of the Bay Area News Group.

Rachel Nichols of ESPN took exception to Barkley's use of the word "girly," per Becca Laurie:

This is hardly the first time Barkley has taken aim at the Warriors for embracing a small-ball approach anchored by jump shooting. 

"The game’s going to come down to defense and rebounding," he said in October, per For The Win's Charles Curtis. "And easy basket ...

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