The post-Kevin Durant to Golden State fall out continues.
Charles Barkley let his feeling be known today on the situation. On ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike show, Barkley had this to say:
“I was disappointed. I was disappointed like I was disappointed when LeBron went to Miami,” Barkley said on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike on Wednesday. “Kevin is a terrific player, he’s a good kid. But just disappointed with the fact that he weakened another team and he’s gonna kind of gravy train on a terrific Warriors team. Just disappointed from a competitive standpoint. Because just like it meant more to LeBron to win one in Cleveland, it would mean more to Kevin to win one in Oklahoma than it would be in Golden State.”
“We develop this thing where you keep telling these guys, ‘Hey man, if you don’t win a championship you’re a bum.’ I don’t feel like a bum,” he said. “I’m pretty sure Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone and John Stockton — we think we’re pretty damn good. We could have played with some of those other guys and kind of cheated our way to a championship. But there is this thing that started with this new generation where these guys feel so much pressure. Everybody wants to win.”
So is going to a championship ready team cheating or just really smart? Maybe we should just let players go where they go and stop the crying; after all, they’re not making the rules, they’re just using them to their advantage now.