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Kevin Durant needs to win NBA title as ‘bus driver’

Kevin Durant could step on the fuel after listening to this.

Charles Barkley, the NBA Hall of Famer turned fashionable basketball analyst, stated Durant needs to be the “bus driver” of his staff to acquire respect among the many “old heads.”

“Until he is the guy on a championship, we’re not going to ever give him the respect that he probably deserves,” Barkley stated on ESPN’s “Get Up!” on Friday. “The game hasn’t changed. Kobe said it, LeBron said it, we’re going to hold him to the same high standard.”

The remark got here simply days after the Warriors captured their first title since Durant left Golden State to signal with the Nets in 2019.

Durant has been referred to as out about his legacy loads of instances earlier than, however Golden State, which was one of many league’s worst groups after the previous league MVP left three seasons in the past, rebounded totally with out him. 

The Warriors, who had received a championship in 2015, signed Durant in July 2016, and he received back-to-back titles with Golden State in 2017 and 2018.

“[Durant] joined that team that already won a championship, no disrespect, that’s just a fact,” Barkley stated.

Charles Barkley
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Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
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Durant, who received the league’s MVP award in 2014 with the Thunder received two Finals MVP awards with the Warriors, although he was enjoying alongside one other famous person, Stephen Curry. For the Warriors’ title win over the Celtics this season, Curry received his first MVP award.

While the Warriors are actually again on high, the Nets haven’t been ready to get previous the Eastern Conference semifinals since Durant’s arrival.

The Nets have been eradicated within the first spherical throughout this year’s playoffs by the Celtics, although Brooklyn had a roster that included Durant and Kyrie Irving and a large variety of former stars such as Blake Griffin.

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