Kevin Durant is one of the greatest small forwards to have ever played the game of basketball, and there's no doubt that when he retires he will be a Hall of Famer.

But Charles Barkley has recently claimed that Kevin Durant still needs to win a championship as a "bus driver" to earn the "respect he probably deserves" from older players.

Chuck said, "Before KD gets that great respect from the old heads, he still has to win a championship as a bus driver. He joined a team that already won a 

championship. No disrespect, that's just a fact. Until he is "the guy" on a championship team, we're not gonna ever him the respect that he probably deserves."

Kevin Durant has roasted Charles Barkley for that take, saying that Barkley's statement was a "terrible analogy, and called him a "hatin old head".

"All this shit is nasty, another terrible analogy from a hatin old head that can’t accept that we making more bread than them. It’s just timing Chucky, don’t hate the playa"

If Kevin Durant were to win another championship during his career as "the guy" then that would certainly bolster his legacy. 

With that being said, Kevin Durant deserves his respect, as he did get two Finals MVPs with the Golden State Warriors.

Perhaps we'll see Kevin Durant get more respect from older players in the future. He is a unique talent, and some players already view him the GOAT due to his ability.