NBA analyst Charles Barkley didn't hold back when discussing the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.
The sports media personality says the team "ain't even close" to winning a championship, and claims its stars have "wasted" the last few seasons.
"This team's been together for four years. When they went there four years ago, we were like 'They're going to win a couple championships.' They ain't even close," Barkley said on Inside the NBA. "When you have a good team, you have to take advantage of it. This is a wasted four years for these guys."
Despite a roster featuring Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, the Nets are 6-8 to start the 2022-23 season. This isn't a new development for this recent Brooklyn roster. The Nets have failed to make it past the second round each season since Kyrie and Durant arrived in 2019.
There were serious questions about the futures of both Durant and Irving earlier this offseason. If the team fails to improve throughout this ongoing campaign, those questions will no doubt resurface next offseason.
The Nets trail the Sacramento Kings 30-36 at the end of the first quarter.