"I Call Him Mr. Miserable" Charles Barkley About Kevin Durant 

One of the persons in the basketball world with the most strong opinions is Charles Barkley. He gives a lot of credibility to anything he says as a former league MVP.

Barkley frequently utilises his platform on Inside the NBA to critique elements of the current game he doesn't like. Barkley has typically championed the old school of basketball. Whether it is because to players taking too many 3-pointers or rising contract prices.

In traditional basketball, the best method to win a title is to captain the team that selected you. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Stephen Curry have both demonstrated this over the past two seasons, following in the footsteps of NBA great.

Kevin Durant, who left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors and became a member of one of the most feared superteams in history, didn't do that.

After growing frustrated with the Brooklyn Nets' team-building efforts throughout the previous season due to alleged broken promises, Durant reportedly wanted to leave the team via trade. That bothers Barkley, who refers to KD as "Mr. Miserable" and claims that older people don't appreciate him since he has never led a winning team. KD is a two-time Finals MVP.

“All the old guys, he get mad we say it, (but) he piggybacked on the Warriors to win his first two championships. 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. Every time he’s had to be the leader and best player, he has not had success. That’s what us old guys think about him."

“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. He was the man in Oklahoma City, they loved him, he owned the entire state. He bolts on them and wins back-to-back championships (with Golden State), and he’s still not happy. Then he goes to Brooklyn, they give him everything he wants, and he’s still miserable.”

One of the finest players of his generation, only maybe surpassed by LeBron James and Stephen Curry. But if people want to judge NBA players to that standard, then these viewpoints are legitimate.

Nowadays, standards are changing as players travel about. Players may control their power while upholding their contracts, as LeBron has demonstrated with his several movements. Given that KD has four years left on his deal with the Nets, his request for a trade seems absurd.