Charles Barkley picked the Toronto Raptors to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, pointing to the dominance of Kawhi Leonard.
Barkley, making his prediction on "Inside the NBA," also added that the rest days leading up to game 1 would allow Leonard to recover from a physical standpoint.
"There's no player in the NBA I'd rather have than Kawhi Leonard. He's a drama-free superstar. This guy had 17 rebounds [in Game 6] ... and remember last game he had his career high in assists. He just wants to win, and there's never any drama. What's gonna be interesting, Ernie, is he's got a long time to get healthy. They don't play 'til Thursday. But to answer your question? I'm taking the Toronto Raptors."