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Digital beef: Kevin Durant calls out Dwyane Wade, Wade answers back

by Anthony Slater Modified: September 24, 2013 at 10:45 pm •  Published: September 24, 2013
KD and D-Wade had a mini digital beef on Tuesday night. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
KD and D-Wade had a mini digital beef on Tuesday night. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Oh how quickly things can get around these days.

Kevin Durant did a short interview with CineSport’s Noah Coslov on Tuesday, and within the brief conversation, Kevin Durant was asked about Sports Illustrated’s recent rankings of top-10 players in the NBA. Here’s the magazine’s list:

1. LeBron James
2. Kevin Durant
3. Chris Paul
4. Tony Parker
5. Russell Westbrook
6. Tim Duncan
7. Dwight Howard
8. Dwyane Wade
9. Kobe Bryant
10. Carmelo Anthony

Coslov asked Durant if anyone was missing from the list.

Durant quickly mentioned an ex-teammate: “I think you’re missing James Harden.”

That obviously meant KD believed someone should be bumped. So Coslov asked him.

Durant’s response: “Dwyane Wade”

Quick, to the point and very interesting.

Wade, in most people’s eyes, is already a Hall of Famer, but injuries have clearly slowed him the past couple seasons and Harden is emerging. So this isn’t an out-of-left-field opinion.

But Wade, who was quickly alerted of the comment, apparently didn’t appreciate or agree with it.

Late Tuesday, he sent out this message on Instagram:

Literally less than five minutes later, Durant sent out this message on Twitter:

Ah, a cross-platform digital beef between two of the NBA’s biggest superstars. And you thought the Thunder-Heat matchups couldn’t get more interesting…

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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