Charles Barkley Says Kevin Durant Is Cheating by Going to Golden State
Charles Barkley is never one to shy away from speaking his mind. The basketball Hall of Famer joined ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike Morning Show to talk about Kevin Durant's decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State.
"I think it's a scapegoat move to try and ease your way into a championship," Barkley told the longtime ESPN Radio morning show hosts. "Let's be realistic, Golden State is probably going to win a couple of championships in the next three or four years."
Barkley brought up Isiah Thomas and said that he would never have considered leaving the Detroit Pistons to join a club filled with superstars like the Boston Celtics in order to win more NBA titles. That is probably a bad analogy, since Thomas' Pistons rose to prominence early in his professional career and they won back-to-back NBA titles in the late 1980s. However, a more accurate comparison would be if Karl Malone would have left John Stockton and Utah for the Los Angeles Lakers in the late 80s or early 90s.