The beef between Charles Barkley and Phoenix Suns Star Kevin Durant continues.
Barkley, an NBA analyst for TNT, was critical of Durant Over the years — while acknowledging his greatness — he questions the path Durant took to win two championships with the Golden State Warriors.
Durant has clapped back on social media and through the press, saying he didn’t need Barkley’s approval.
KEVIN DURANT “PART OF THE GENERATION THAT THINK HE CAN’T BE CRITICIZED,” SAYS CHARLES BARKLEY
And now Durant is upset with Barkley for calling him “very sensitive.”
“Isn’t that getting tiring for Chuck?” Durant posted on Twitter. “I’ll never respect the words that come out of your mouth Fam, just deal with it.”
Durant was responding to a clip from a recent meeting between Barkley and 60 Minutes on CBS asking Barkley for his thoughts on the matter 13-time All Star.
“He’s very sensitive. A great player,” Barkley said of Durant. “He’s from the generation that thinks you can’t criticize him. He never looked in the mirror and said, ‘Man, was that a fair criticism?'”
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CBS’ Jon Wertheim asked if Barkley thinks players from the current game are more sensitive to criticism than those Barkley played with.
“That would be (an) understatement,” Barkley said.
According to ESPN, Durant is expected to return to court Wednesday night when the Suns take on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He has missed the last 10 games after spraining his ankle while warming up before a game Oklahoma City Thunder on 8th of March.
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On Tuesday, Suns head coach Monty Williams didn’t confirm Durant’s return, saying the organization would “have an official update when we have one.”
“I always use the term check the boxes,” Williams said of Durant’s recovery, per ESPN. “You have to get rid of the pain and swelling and all that and then hit the ground with shots. And I’ve seen him go from cardio to shooting to pacing a little bit and getting ready to get to the next level.”
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report
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