Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade have been going at it a little in the media lately. It started when Durant tweeted that he believed that Wade was no longer a top-10 player and that former teammate James Harden was more deserving of Wade’s spot in the mythical top ten players in the NBA. Wade responded with an Instagram post noting to make Durant respect his place in history, again.
Durant is holding to his original statement, and in an interview with Eurohoops.net said that it’s time for Wade to ‘pass the torch’ to the younger generation of NBA stars:
Durant has a point, in a sense. Wade, now 31, is indeed a declining player due to nagging injuries that have reduced his athleticism a bit, but he still put up 21 points, five rebounds and five assists a night last season. He may not be the Flash of old, but Dwyane Wade is still one of the best shooting guards in the NBA. But James Harden has quickly emerged as a budding superstar, along with other young guard Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving and Paul George.
What this does is make for an interesting subplot to the 2013-2014 season. The Thunder and Heat have developed a small rivalry after Miami defeated OKC in the finals last year, so anytime these two teams face off expect there to be a heightened sense of intensity, although they wont face off until January 29th. And we can’t wait.
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