On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets were beaten by the Boston Celtics, while Jayson Tatum once again led the way in Monday's Game 4 victory at Barclays Center.
While Boston awaits the winner of the Bucks-Bulls series, with Milwaukee currently up 3-1, the focus immediately after the series ended was on Brooklyn's failure given the championship expectations both coming into the season and into the playoffs. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving both had a lot of work to put in place in terms of falling short of expectations this postseason.
Durant missed three games before a 39-point goal in Game 4 that was still not enough, and Charles Barkley made waves earlier in the series when he pointed out that Durant is seeing how different life is when you're driving the bus and not a coach on a championship squad. On Tuesday, as he chased a title, and that is where Inside the NBA started on Tuesday night's broadcast.
Chuck replies to Kevin Durant.
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Barkley joked that he could have shared pictures of Durant with James Harden and Russell Westbrook in OKC, but said that he believed his point had been taken too far and that only he was trying to point out is that life is tougher when you don't have the infrastructure you need, especially if you don't have the environment in Golden State, and that Durant was difficult to deal with, once more, and then becoming mad when Smith, who was actually trying to defend Barkley, said he would
Ernie had to come in and move everyone on to the actual games that night, but it appears Chuck isn't backing down on his point, but he does want to be clear that he will not destroy KD's ability.