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Charles Barkley on Kevin Durant: “I call him Mr. Miserable, he’s never going to be happy”

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Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the NBA, some say the best. However, he is also one of the most criticized players as well.

Occasionally the two-time NBA champion would reply to people on social media that make negative comments about him. KD is also getting some criticism from former NBA players.

Charles Barkley is one of them. In recent interview he expanded on his thoughts about the Nets superstar. He went as far as to call Durant ‘an abject failure,’ saying that get has been getting everything on a silver platter, but still is never happy.

Via Arizona Sports:

“All the old guys, he get mad we say it, (but) he piggybacked on the Warriors to win his first two championships,” Barkley said Thursday. “But if you go back and look at his career, as the best player and being the leader that all goes with that, he’s been an abject failure. Every time he’s had to be the leader and best player, he has not had success. That’s what us old guys think about him.”

“He seems like a miserable person, man. I call him Mr. Miserable, he’s never going to be happy. Everybody’s given him everything on a silver platter. He was the man in Oklahoma City, they loved him, he owned the entire state. He bolts on them 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’s still miserable.”

After a two-month saga that was Durant’s trade request, he eventually decided to stay in Brooklyn. Sports analyst Stephen A. Smith thinks that his behavior in attempting to force the Nets to trade him set back the players back decades as the owner will now attempt to protect themselves from such situations in future by adding certain clauses in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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