Charles Barkley’s first guarantee of 2020-21: Wizards, Hawks make playoffs
Barkley's First Guarantee for 2020-21: Wiz, Hawks Doing Playoffs that originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Charles Barkley wasn't even a full snippet of TNT's first NBA tip-off show of the 2020-21 NBA season when he made his first warranty of the year.
"The Hawks and the Wizards are guaranteed to make the playoffs," said Barkley on Tuesday before the NBA season began with a prime time matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and the Golden State Warriors.
The acclaimed Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analyst is known for making some outrageous guarantees. However, the Wizards have similar expectations for their team after acquiring Russell Westbrook in a deal with the Houston Rockets earlier this off-season.
PointsBet Sportsbook meet expectations and set their over / under win amount to 33.5 (ninth highest in the east). With the NBA playoffs expanded for this season to include a play-in tournament for the seventh and eighth seed in each conference, it would be enough for the Wizards to end the postseason with the ninth-best record in the East.
It's certainly not the most outlandish prediction Barkley has made in his broadcasting career, but the 11-time All-Star has already campaigned to set the bar high for the Wizards.
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