Charles Barkley rooting against Nets: 'I'm not a fan of superteams'
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Charles Barkley won't be hopping on the Brooklyn Nets bandwagon during this year's playoffs.

The Hall of Famer and NBA on TNT host made it known Thursday that he's rooting against Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Co. due to his dislike for superteams.

"KD is a great player, and I think he's a great kid," Barkley said on a conference call, according to Sports Illustrated's Justin Barrasso. "I don't know him that well, but I'm not a fan of superteams. So listen, if they win it, they win it, but to be perfectly clear, I'm rooting against those guys. I root against all superteams."

However, Barkley is rooting for New York's other NBA team to succeed.

"I want to see the Knicks do good," he said. "What they learned in the playoffs is you can't just work hard. They're one of the hardest-working teams in the league, that's how they got the No. 4 seed. But as you saw when the playoffs started, they don't have enough talent. So this is a really, really big summer for them."

The Nets are up 2-0 in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Milwaukee Bucks, with Game 3 is scheduled for Thursday night.

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