Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors have become the league's pantomime villains since the 2014 Most Valuable Player opted to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Many people are against his decision, sighting the strength of their team and the apparent disparity between the Warriors and the majority of other franchises in the league.
A number of former players have openly slated the move and while Charles Barkley is not a fan, the TNT analyst does not believe the decision made Durant a villain.
Barkley believes it is his digs at former franchise Oklahoma City that are making him look like a villain.
Durant has never openly criticised the organisation, but speaking about the change of environment, his words have often been deemed as slight to the Thunder.
KD has been heavily criticised throughout the summer and it will only intensify once the season gets underway. All he can do is go out onto the court every night and play his best game.
Barkley also believes the franchise will not win a title this season. The Olympic gold medalist is an avid detractor of the jump shot and the Warriors have a job on their hands to prove him wrong.