“It’s just a bunch of bullshit you make up”
The NBA community is buzzing with activity after Kevin Durant’s back and forth with Charles Barkley. In addition to his previous Twitter response, KD had more words for Chuck.
Barkley has been on KD since losing the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs. Durant was completely shut down during the Boston Celtics sweep.
KD’s performance prompted Barkley to comment on bus drivers and bus passengers. Given Durant’s disappointing performance, Barkley insinuated that he joined the Golden State Warriors on his way to the championships. Durant won the title in 2017 and 2018.
With the Warriors winning their first title since leaving, Barkley reiterated his stance that Durant was not the leader of the team.
Although KD shared his thoughts via social media, he chose to elaborate. On “ETC’s with KD and Eddie Gonzalez”, he said:
“Bus drivers, bus drivers, like, what does that even mean? We’re playing a team game, I thought, at the end of the day. And we’ve all played with great players , but I feel like I can stand out among any player. I don’t have to belittle myself even for great players.
“So, naah, I never looked if I took the bus, because I played a lot of minutes and scored a lot of points for this team. Then you say I won’t get respect legends. Like, what legends? What group of legends are you talking about? Who? Because every time I meet a legend, I only get love.
“What are you talking about? Who was the bunch of guys I’m supposed to go and have a chat about asking if I can get respect? It’s just a load of bullshit you’re making up. Bus drivers, car drivers bus. Brother, I played a lot of minutes, I shot a lot of shots, I made a lot of shots, what are you talking about?
Shaquille O’Neal also came to Barkley’s rescue, saying he understands where Barkley is coming from. Shaq thinks KD had an easier path after teaming up with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Durant won two titles in the three years he played with the Warriors. He was also the Finals MVP both years.
Kevin Durant’s future with the Brooklyn Nets is tentative
With KD involved in a trade with Barkley, there’s a chance fans will be stunned this offseason. Reports say Durant is monitoring events in Brooklyn before deciding on his future.
KD has already signed a four-year contract extension, through 2026, with the franchise. However, the two-time NBA champion could look to demand a trade if things don’t go his way.
Perhaps the Nets’ reported failure to reach an agreement with Kyrie Irving will play a role in his decision. If Irving declines his player option and walks, there’s a chance KD will look to take his services elsewhere.