NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is never one to shy away from his feelings. And apparently he doesn’t feel to strong about Kevin Durant’s mental makeup.
Charles Barkley was asked about the possibility of Durant joining the Knicks on Tuesday, and the NBA Hall of Famer didn’t have the kindest words for Durant’s ability to handle the environment that comes with Madison Square Garden.
“Well I’d say, ‘Kevin you’re one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen. You’ve also got some of the thinnest skin I’ve ever seen. I don’t know if you’re made for New York City,’” Barkley said on a conference call to promote American Century Championship golf tournament. “I think that would be the toughest aspect.
“If he’s arguing with these teenagers online, he’s not going to be able to deal with that New York media. He’s a great person, he’s a great player. I don’t think he has the mental makeup to play in New York, that’s just my personal opinion.”
Charles has a point, KD acts like a teenager online, so how will he deal with all the real world criticism that would inevitably come his way in New York.
All of this speculation could be moot, KD might just pick the safest possible landing spot.
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