Nets tie up with Kevin DurantBut if you listen to Charles Barkley, the all-star forward is never happy.
Barkley didn’t shy away from expressing his displeasure with Durant and his career during an interview on Thursday Bickley and Marotta Radio Program on Arizona Sports,
Barkley said that Durant is someone who cannot be pleased.
“He sounds like a sad person, man. I call him Mr. Miserable, he’ll never be happy. Everyone has given him everything on a silver platter,” Barkley said. “He was the guy in Oklahoma City, they loved him, he was the boss of the whole state. He screws them up and wins back-to-back championships [with Golden State], and he’s still not happy. Then he goes to Brooklyn, they give him everything he wants and he is still sad.
Durant, 33, who averaged 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and a career-high 6.4 assists per game last season, will be reunited with All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, and take the Nets title once again. will be considered. After meeting the Contenders Monday, the Nets, who are still on the hunt for their first NBA title in franchise history, expect Durant to complete the four-year, $198 million extension he signed last August. Which kicks off in this upcoming season.
But Barkley isn’t convinced Durant has the qualities to lead a team to the NBA championship.
The Hall of Famer also noted that Durant “piggybacked” his way to two NBA titles behind Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Drummond Green, after spending his first nine seasons with the Thunder with the Warriors.
“If you go back and look at his career as the best player and as the leader that followed him, he has been a miserably failure,” he said.