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Kevin Durant responds to latest criticism from Charles Barkley

Kevin Durant on the court

Mar 5, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant (35) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant is once again annoyed with Charles Barkley.

Barkley has criticized Durant on numerous occasions over the years, and the new Phoenix Suns star can never seem to ignore it. The latest jab from Barkley came during an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired on Sunday night.

Barkley was asked for his thoughts on Durant. The Hall of Famer said K.D. is a “great player” but “very sensitive.”

“He’s very sensitive. Great player. He’s part of that generation who think he can’t be criticized,” Barkley said. “He’s never looked in the mirror and says ‘Man, is that a fair criticism?'”

Ironically, Durant does not think Barkley’s criticism of Durant for not being able to take criticism is a fair criticism. Durant tweeted that Barkley’s comments are getting “tiring” and said he will never respect Chuck’s opinion.

“This ain’t gettin tiring chuck? I’ll never respect the words that come out ya (sic) mouth fam just deal with it,” Durant wrote. “Fam” is short for “family.”

As always, fans then began calling Durant out for proving Barkley’s point. K.D. admitted that he is bothered by former NBA players whom he perceives are “jealous of the generations that come after them.”

Barkley recently said that Durant needs to win a championship as the clear-cut best player on a team in order to cement his legacy. Durant had plenty to say about that, too.

Though he claims he does not feel he has to prove anything to Barkley or any other NBA legend, Durant has never been able to sit quietly while being criticized.


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