Asked to rank his Top 10 players in the league, Kevin Durant omitted D Wade and included James Harden. This led to a quick exchange of jabs on Twitter/Instagram between KD and a couple members of the Heat, including Wade.
While over in Europe, Durant was asked about his stance of ranking Harden as a better two-guard than the Miami Heat legend, and he stood by his original stance saying that D Wade is one of the best to ever do it, but it's time for him to step aside.
“But I stand by what I say. A lot of people disagree with me, but it is what it is. It’s nothing against D-Wade, he is a great player, he set his mark in the league, he is one of the best shooting guards ever, but like I said, I just thought, that as an older guy, it’s time to pass the torch to the younger guys. Just like somebody did to him, just like somebody did to me and I will have to do the same later on. So I just thought it was his time”.