Kevin Durant’s profession has usually been put below the microscope and his management high quality questioned. His lack of ability to steer a group to a NBA championship stays an issue that lingers on him.
On “The Big Podcast,” Shaquille O’Neal shared his ideas on Durant’s management because the league’s finest participant. When requested if he agreed with Charles Barkley’s feedback in regards to the Brooklyn Nets ahead’s profession being a bitter failure, O’Neal stated sure.
He referenced the 2012 NBA Finals, when KD and the OKC Thunder misplaced to the Miami Warmth after main 3-1 within the sequence. Shaq based mostly his reply on Durant’s lack of ability to shut the sequence with only one sport. He stated KD was not the chief in his time with the Golden State Warriors, saying he was solely allowed a entrance seat on the bus.
“Yeah! If you go back and look at his career and being the leader and all that,” O’Neal stated. “We had been there. We noticed OKC lead 3-1. Yet another sport, whenever you’re the man all of the stress is on you. Lots of people had been speaking in regards to the bus driver. Chuck was completely proper. He was not not driving the bus in Golden State. You had been on the bus, he was sitting within the entrance.
“So when guys like us say ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa’ and also you win and we do not respect it. Do not get mad at us. That is how we really feel. That is the angle we Kevin Durant adopts to say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, I got this number of points and I got this and I got that.” We’re not speaking about that.
“When you guy, in championship moments, can you take it to the next level? We haven’t seen that yet.”
Charles Barkley strongly believes Kevin Durant’s profession was a depressing failure
After 14 seasons within the league, Kevin Durant has two championships below his belt. He received each in his three seasons with the Golden State Warriors.
Since leaving the Warriors in 2019, he has but to compete for the title with the Brooklyn Nets. Charles Barkley had questioned Durant’s profession and referred to as his title wins insignificant, calling his profession a “dismal failure”.
“He’s been a miserable failure. Every time he’s had to be the leader and the best player, he’s been unsuccessful,” Barkley stated. “That’s what we old people think of him.”