NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley praised Kevin Garnett and Russell Westbrook for their competitiveness on the floor.
In an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up” on Monday, Barkley pointed out the intensity of the two players.
“I used to hate that dude (Garnett). Because you play him in like Game 26 of the season, you play in Game 52, Game 82, he’s playing like they’re all Game 7 (of a playoff series). I’m like, ‘Young fella, calm down. We got 82 of these games to go.’
I said this earlier: I’ve been in the NBA close to 40 years. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Garnett play harder than any two players I’ve ever seen in the NBA,” Barkley said.
Garnett, who won the NBA title with the Boston Celtics in 2008, headlines the 2020 NBA Hall of Fame class, along with the late Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan.