Charles Barkley is at it again when asked about the defending world champs San Antonio Spurs he said the Spurs will not repeat and believes that the Dallas Mavericks are the best team in the Western Conference. This after the Mavs Tuesday night loss to the Spurs 101-100 in a game which the Spurs were missing three key players Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter and Patty Mills. Here are some direct quotes from sir Charles “This Dallas team is going to be in there in the end,” Barkley said on Inside the NBA on TNT after the game. Charles Barkley was also quoted as saying “I think the Western Conference is the toughest I’ve ever seen in the NBA. I think the Dallas Mavericks might be the best team in the Western Conference,” Barkley said on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption on Tuesday afternoon. “But I think this year — I just don’t see the Spurs repeating. … I think the West is the best it’s ever been. Looks like someone is making predictions to early in the season again and if history has showed Charles Barkley anything it’s this never count out the Spurs.