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"I call him Mr. Miserable!"-Charles Barkley rips Kevin Durant once again

Sir Charles with no mercy like always.
Kevin Durant and Charles Barkley

Kevin Durant and Charles Barkley

Kevin Durant's trade request has definitely been the main topic of discussion during the quiet NBA off-season, but it turned out to be all for nothing, as KD and the Nets set their differences aside and agreed to move forward. The whole saga has brought a lot of heat on Durant and his legacy, and like always, one of his loudest critics has been who else than Charles Barkley.

The never stopping war

Death, taxes, and the Charles-KD beef never-ending seem to be to only inevitable things in the world, as the two greats often seem to differ in opinions. From Charles's bus driver analogy to Durant calling Barkley a jealous and hating old-head, the two have some history behind them.

So naturally, with Durant being in the spotlight all off-season because of the trade request, it only seems natural for Barkley to give his take on the situation. The majority of the NBA world didn't give too much support to Kevin, and Barkley wasn't any different, as he explained why KD will never be happy with himself.

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"But if you go back and look at his career, as the best player and being the leader that all goes with that, he's been an abject failure...He seems like a miserable person, man. I call him Mr. Miserable, he's never going to be happy. Everybody's given him everything on a silver platter."

Charles Barkley, ArizonaSports987

Although Charles has the highest respect for Durant and his ability on the court, he just can't go over the fact that Durant hasn't been able to do anything significant in the NBA, with him being the unquestioned #1. The titles with the Warriors are meaningless in that respect, as the team around him made it basically impossible to fail.

Durant's tenure with the Thunder and Nets so far gives you a good enough sample to actually back up that theory. And that obviously doesn't sit well with KD, who will defend his legacy and decisions against any fool with a Twitter account. And that's precisely why Charles sees Durant as a miserable person who will never be happy with his decision.

Unless he lifts the Nets out of the mess he made, it's hard seeing Durant earn the respect back from the rest of the NBA world.

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