Charles Barkley Rips Warriors For Playing Kevin Durant In Game 5

The Golden State Warriors have received their fair share of criticism for clearing Kevin Durant to play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, only for the forward to leave with an Achilles injury.

And you can add NBA analyst Charles Barkley to the list of those placing the blame directly on Golden State.

“I blame the Warriors for putting (Durant) out there, and I don’t care what they say about it,” Barkley said on ESPN’s “Get Up!” on Tuesday. “They shouldn’t have put that man out there.”

Barkley thinks there was a lot of pressure to have Durant in the game, but doesn’t accept that as an excuse.

” … To put a guy (out there) who hadn’t played basketball in over a month into Game 5 of the Finals and have some sort of move-around the day before, I don’t think that’s fair to that man.”

Check out his full comments:

Game 6 will take place Thursday.