It remains to be seen if star forward Kevin Durant will depart the Golden State Warriors once free agency opens up in about a month.
If the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP does in fact depart Northern California, the New York Knicks are seen as a legit threat to land him.
But according to former NBA star and media personality Charles Barkley, Durant might not have what it takes to make it in the Big Apple.
“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,” Barkley said, via Ian Begley of SNY. “I don’t know if you’re made for New York City.”
This is a continuation of Chuck seemingly throwing shade in Durant’s direction at every opportunity.
Though, the star forward’s mentality to both the press and on social media does lend some credibility to this argument. Does he have thick enough skin to coexist within the nation’s largest media market? That’s not yet known.
As it relates to Durant and his current team, Golden State is tied with Toronto at one heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday evening. Durant (calf) has already been ruled out for the game. He could be back for Game 4 on Friday.