The Golden State Warriors have had their doubters over the past two years. The franchise won the championship last year and secured a record 73 wins in the regular season this campaign, but there are still some who are yet to be convinced by their greatness.
None more so than Hall of Famer Charles Barkley. The TNT analyst has continually refused to praise the Warriors despite their historic run and has backed them to lose on multiple occasions, but to no avail.
In this postseason he predicted that the Oklahoma City Thunder would overcome the Dubs in the Western Conference Finals and even though they were close to proving him right by taking a 3-1 series lead, the defending champions came roaring back to win it in seven.
Chuck then backed the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Finals but that now seems very unlikely with the Warriors holding a commanding 3-1 lead heading into game five at the Oracle Arena on Monday.
Earlier in the season the former Philadelphia 76ers power forward said that he would get on his knees and apologise to Golden State if they were to secure the title for a second straight year and Barkley is ready to keep his word.
In a post-game interview with Draymond Green on NBA TV the Warriors star asked Barkley when he would do the deed if they close the series out at home.
He replied: "As soon as y'all get your rings again, I'll get on my knees on national television and say I was wrong about the Warriors."
He was then asked if he would go to Oakland and do it in front of Dub Nation, but he isn't interested in that saying "those people aren't nice to me."
Charles may say some bold thing but, to his credit, he's a man of his word and admits when he's wrong.
His days of bad-mouthing the Golden State Warriors, to the delight of the fans in the Bay Area, may now come to an end for good.