Boston Celtics: Charles Barkley sure loves him some green

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Charles Barkley hasn’t been the Boston Celtics biggest fan, but after Sunday’s free agency frenzy, the Celtics have a new No.1 fan.

The Boston Celtics have been doubted and seemingly hated by Charles Barkley for a long time. Whenever Chuck has the opportunity to doubt, and crack wise about the team he takes it. Now Barkley has done a complete 180.

After LeBron James revealed that he would be heading to the LA Lakers, Barkley made a bold statement that was very complimentary to the Celtics.

Not that hot of a take

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It is clear that the Boston Celtics will be the favorites for the foreseeable future. They seemingly have no competition as the Cleveland Cavaliers were the only reason the Celtics were unable to make it to the NBA Finals.

With LeBron gone, there is no need to worry about them.

It may be a bit much to say that the Boston Celtics will be the favorite in the East for the next decade though since Kyrie Irving may not even be returning to the team after next year.

Still, the Celtics have such a deep roster. Guys like Terry Rozier, Marcus Morris, and Marcus Smart (if he returns) will be the base of the second unit.

These players helped the Celtics almost get to the NBA Finals and will now be playing against some poor players. They could absolutely tear it up.

The Celtics starting five will also be one of the best in the league. They definitely won’t be the first since the Golden State Warriors just picked up Demarcus Cousins, but let’s focus on the East right now.

After only getting a taste of what the Celtics true starting 5 is able to do, next season will be a joy to watch.

When you have Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, and Jayson Tatum all on the court, you have a true triple threat. All of these guys can score at will and catch fire quickly.

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Charles Barkley is an official green teamer now. Welcome to the club Chuck!