Is there anything better than social media beef between two athletes?
Kevin Durant and Dywane Wade got into it yesterday after Durant was asked about his thoughts on the top 10 players in the NBA that SI.com came out with.
This list had Wade in the top 10 and James Harden ranked 11th.
Durant said “I think you’re missing James Harden.”
He was asked, “Who would you take off?
He replied, “Dwyane Wade.”
After hearing about Durant’s comments, Wade posted this on his Instagram account.
Durant did not back down tweeting this soon after:
Show me don’t tweet me..
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 25, 2013
I am so happy that Durant calls out Wade like this. If there is any NBA player that should be called out, it is Wade. He was handed a title in 2006 by the referees and then has won the last two, mostly thanks to LeBron.
Wade is just so unenjoyable to watch on the court sometimes. He complains to officials more than anyone else despite the fact that he gets bailed out as much as anyone and gets away with more stuff than anyone. And he’s a dirty player.
But back to the point here, Harden is without question better than Wade at this point in his career. Of course, the only thing Wade points out is that Durant needs to respect history, basically that Wade has accomplished more than Harden. Yeah, we know, but you’re missing the point of course. It’s about who is the better player now. Harden is the best two-guard in the league and Wade has consistently declined over the past 3-4 years.
Wade won’t prove that he is better than Harden next year, I will pretty much guarantee you that. I will also guarantee that Thunder-Heat will be must-see TV this coming season, as if it wasn’t already.
Durant was extremely frustrated playing Miami last year and we can already tell he will be up to play and beat them as much as ever this season.