I don’t think he and Barkley are alike at all.
Durant really struggles with how he wants to project himself. Bickering with talking heads, arguing with fans online, making burner accounts… then in a press conference he will claim he doesn’t care and doesn’t pay attention to that noise.
Saying that you don’t care about the criticism and you don’t need to defend your legacy then, hours later, hoping on Twitter, attacking your critics and defending your legacy… even against obvious trolls.
It is silly.