The Chuckster made a bold, BOLD, prediction at half time of the Trail Blazers-Thunder game on the TNT broadcast Thursday night.

“Put it on the board.  The Portland Trail Blazers will make the Finals…the NBA Finals!”

The Blazers had a 61-58 lead at the time, and went on to lose in overtime 129-121 to OKC.  As of Friday the Blazers are the 5-seed in the Western Conference with 17 games to play.

Kenny Smith joined Barkley’s Rip City optimism, saying “We are in agreement.  I’m going there with him.”

Watch the clip below.  Do you like the fact Barkley is backing the Blazers?  Or is it the kiss of death?


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