Charles Barkley is no stranger to bold statements, and this time he made it clear that the Boston Celtics will finally win it all this year.
In a fun-filled clip from NBA on TNT, Barkley didn’t mince words, getting straight to the point: “The Boston Celtics will win the championship, guaranteed!”.
Chuck: “The Boston Celtics are going to win the championship…GUARANTEED!” 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/cdzcbxfR8p
– NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 5, 2023
It is easy to see why the Hall of Famer is confident in his prediction. At the top of the Eastern Conference, the Celtics currently boast an impressive 15-5 record. Despite the farewell of defensive mainstay Marcus Smart, the additions of Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis have been a blessing for the green-and-whites: both players have adapted perfectly to Joe Mazzulla’s system.
Holiday, known for his impact on both ends of the court, has posted impressive averages and is one of the main reasons the Celtics have the second-best defensive rating on the team so far. Porzingis, currently out with injury, has provided Boston with another offensive option to its already rich roster.
We shall see if Charles Barkley’s statements about the Boston Celtics come true or remain so. Meanwhile, in Boston, when in doubt, they have begun to tap iron left and right.