Former NBA player and current TNT analyst, Charles Barkley, made comments about Kevin Durant’s sensitivity to criticism on a recent episode of “60 minutes,” stating, “Great player. He’s part of that generation who thinks he can’t be criticized.
He’s never looked in the mirror and said, ‘Man, is that a fair criticism?” However, these comments did not sit well with former NBA player, Kendrick Perkins.
Perkins, who won an NBA championship in 2008 with the Boston Celtics, appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” and took aim at Charles Barkley’s championship record, stating, “You don’t know how to win a championship, because you haven’t done it. And d–m it, you tried to go to the Houston Rockets and team up with Hakeem Olajuwon!”
This comment stirred up debate among NBA fans, as Barkley’s championship record has been a topic of discussion for years. Despite his status as an NBA legend and being one of the best players of his generation, Barkley was never able to win an NBA championship. He played 16 seasons in the league, representing the Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns for most of his career.
Barkley’s stint as a commentator on the “NBA on TNT” show has made him a household name, with many arguing that his time as a commentator has gotten him more fame than his time as a player. However, with fame comes scrutiny, and his comments on Durant have once again put him in the spotlight.
Perkins’ comments may have been harsh, but they highlight a point that many have made about Barkley’s championship record. Despite Barkley’s individual success, including being named the league MVP in 1993, he was never able to win a championship. This has been a topic of discussion for years, and Perkins’ comments have once again reignited the debate.
As NBA fans continue to discuss Barkley’s championship record and his comments on Durant, it’s clear that his legacy both as a player and a commentator will continue to be a topic of conversation for years to come.
The Complex Relationship Between Charles Barkley and Kendrick Perkins
Charles Barkley and Kendrick Perkins may have had their fair share of disagreements over the years, but their relationship is far from one-dimensional. The two former NBA players have engaged in heated debates and arguments on various occasions, but they’ve also shown respect for one another.
Perkins has criticized Barkley on several occasions for his comments on current players, particularly his criticism of Kevin Durant. However, Barkley has also shown respect for Perkins’ basketball career and accomplishments, including winning an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008.
Despite their differences, it’s clear that Barkley and Perkins share a mutual respect for one another. Both are passionate about basketball and unafraid to speak their minds, even if it means stirring up controversy. In the end, it’s their love for the game that brings them together, making their complex relationship one that’s worth watching.