Eight teams remain in the NBA playoffs, but there is one that Charles Barkley doesn’t want to see win the title: the heavily favored Nets.
The superteam led by Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and (the currently injured) James Harden has dominated the Bucks in the opening two games of their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup. Durant’s otherworldly level of play is even more remarkable considering he isn’t that far removed from a torn Achilles, but Barkley is still disappointed in the league’s insistence on superteams.
“KD is a great player, and I think he’s a great kid,” Barkley said on a conference call for this weekend’s American Century Championship golf tournament. “I don’t know him that well, but I’m not a fan of superteams. So listen, if they win it, they win it, but to be perfectly clear, I’m rooting against those guys. I root against all superteams.