Kevin Durant is going through a difficult period in his career. Ever since he asked to be traded from the Brooklyn Nets, he has been at the receiving end of criticism.
The NBA star has always had haters since his time at the Oklahoma City Thunder, as there were people who accused him of not being able to lead the franchise to NBA glory.
When he signed for the Golden State Warriors, many saw it as the easy solution to achieve his objective by joining a winning project.
At the Warriors he won two rings in three years, being MVP in two NBA Finals, but his critics argued that he played in a super team.
Charles Barkley’s criticism of Kevin Durant
One of the biggest critics was NBA legend-turned-analyst Charles Barkley.
“Let me tell you something,” Barkley said on TNT.
“I don’t want to bad-mouth the dude, but all these bus riders, they don’t mean nothing to me.
“If you ain’t driving the bus, don’t walk around talking about you being a champion.”
Durant hasn’t forgotten those remarks and didn’t hesitate to hit back at Barkley through his podcast.
“Bus riders, bus drivers, like what does that even mean?” Durant said.
“That’s a bunch of s**t you just make up.
“Like I ain’t did s**t before I went to Golden State. I had shoes, I had MVPs before I met these guys.
“Y’all just be hating on the god. Then you say I won’t get respect from the legends, like who?
“Cause every time I run into a legend I get nothing but love. Go do your research fam.”