Charles Barkley calls the Sixers the favorite in the Eastern Conference

Charles Barkley
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Charles Barkley had nothing but good words to say about the Philadelphia 76ers, who have made a great start to the season (9-4).

Barkley said the Sixers are the favorite in the Eastern Conference, especially after not trading for James Harden.

“The big winner in the sweepstakes with James Harden, I’m going out on a limb right now, OK, the big winner. The Philadelphia 76ers. I think it’s going to ease the tension around Ben Simmons.

I think the Sixers now are going to be my favorite in the Eastern Conference,” Barkley said, via Sixers Wire.

Philadelphia will attempt to extend their winning streak to three games, when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.