“Brooklyn Are Gonna Drop Like a Rock”: After Kevin Durant’s Prolonged Injury, Charles Barkley Dismisses WNBA Legend Candace Parker’s Belief

Published 01/16/2023, 1:10 PM EST
Dec 12, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) stands on the court against the Washington Wizards in the third quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

As the current NBA season reaches the halfway mark, NBA fans and analysts look into the probable teams in the playoffs. The former NBA star Charles Barkley, who earned his reputation as a successful NBA analyst, always provides his honest opinions on the hot issues surrounding the league. As per his track record, he puts out honest opinions even at the cost of his friendship. Similarly, Barkley recently made a candid take on the Brooklyn Nets team following the prolonged-injury absence of Kevin Durant. Moreover, he dismissed the remarks of WNBA star Candice Parker on a podcast sh0w.

11x NBA All-Star Charles Barkley has made a successful career out of his basketball analysis. Even though Chuck carries a humorous approach to his analysis, he makes his statements with utmost honesty. He once lost his friendship with Michael Jordan for his take on the Charlotte Hornets. However, Chuck’s honest statement on the Nets is in the wake of Durant’s injury. KD injured his knee during the game against the Miami Heat and he could miss up to one month of action on the hardwood.

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In a recent podcast episode of The Steam Room podcast, Charles Barkley dismissed Candice Parker’s view on the Nets’ performance. Ernie Johnson, the host asked Parker to pick the current season’s champion. The WNBA legend picked the Brooklyn Nets despite KD’s absence as she felt the team has a balanced roster to fill KD’s vacancy. She admitted that the Nets are much weaker in KD’s absence. However, Parker added, “I wouldn’t want to face Brooklyn in a seven-game series“. She further said that the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks wouldn’t win the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Following Parker’s statement, Barkley continued with his opinion. He picked the Denver Nuggets as his favorites to win the championship but he also had a strong take on the Nets after KD’s injury. He said, “Brooklyn, they’re gonna drop like a rock the next month.” He further said that the Nets wouldn’t win games without the slim reaper. Chuck further expressed the reason for his statement, he said, “He [Kevin Durant] made up for the lack of size because he’s so great.”

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What do you make of Charles Barkley’s statement? Will the Nets win without KD? Let us know in the comments.

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Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has previously worked as a contributor at an online news site. Shahul has always shared a keen interest in journalism, starting off as a reporter for his college news journal.

Edited By: Satagni Sikder

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