HOUSTON — So, Charles Barkley, what do you think about the Clippers now after watching them lose to the Miami Heat on Thursday night?
"The Clippers are softer than tissue paper," Barkley, TNT's NBA analyst, said.
Granted, the Clippers did lose to the two-time NBA champion Heat. But Barkley is convinced the Clippers aren't tough enough.
"They've got the toughness of a flea and the toughest guy on their team is 5-7," said Barkley, referring to Chris Paul, who is actually listed at 6 feet. "They are soft and they're only going to go as far as Blake [Griffin] and DeAndre [Jordan] take them."
Barkley wasn't done.
Numerous basketball pundits have said the Clippers are a championship-caliber team because Doc Rivers is their coach, Paul is one of the NBA's best point guards and because their roster is loaded with talent.
What does Barkley think about the Clippers' chances of winning an NBA title this season?
"The Clippers can't win a championship," Barkley said on the telecast. "I know that already after [six] games. They don't have a half-court game. Miami took the ball out of Chris Paul's hands and [the Clippers] had no idea how to get a basket."