Charles Barkley didn’t want Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors and isn’t sure Durant changes things now that he’s there.
In Barkley’s mind, the Warriors are still a flawed team.
Barkley said Tuesday the Warriors remain too reliant on jump shots and lack an inside presence, just as they did when they lost to Cleveland in the NBA Finals after winning a record 73 games during the regular season.
The Warriors signed Durant in the offseason and are favored to regain the title they won in 2015. Barkley, a Hall of Fame player and TNT analyst, says if they do win, it won’t mean as much to Durant as a title in Oklahoma City would have meant.
He also says Durant should stop speaking negatively about the Thunder, saying: “He left, he’s happy, shut up.”