HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — There’s no faking this feud.
Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade didn’t stage their social media back-and-forth earlier this week. It’s legit. And it’s been confirmed by Wade, who took offense to Durant suggesting he’s not a top 10-player in the league right now, and James Harden, the player Durant said he’d replace Wade with on the top 10 list Sports Illustrated produced.
Both Harden and his new Houston Rockets teammate, Dwight Howard, confirmed to CSNHouston.com that the views expressed by Durant and Wade were genuine. And Harden agreed with his good friend and former Oklahoma City Thunder running mate Durant that he belongs in the top 10.
Howard weighing in on this debate adds another interesting twist. No player in the league has spent more time in the social media crosshairs the past two years. But now that he’s aligned with Harden in Houston, Howard was bound to get pulled into the mix:
My main man Ethan J. Skolnick of Bleacher Report asked Wade about the validity of the statements exchanged by both sides and Wade made it clear that it was real and not some stunt from guys who have shared commercial interests (Gatorade) in the past.
Now that we have that cleared up, we can move on to the next phase of this mess — when these guys have to rehash this whole mess during media day and training camp in both Oklahoma City and Miami.