Oct 17, 2013; Tulsa, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts to a call in action against the New Orleans Pelicans during the third quarter at BOK Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant thinks it's time Dwyane Wade 'passed the torch' to James Harden (Video)

Ever since Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant opened up about James Harden being a better player than Dwyane Wade, it’s all he’s heard.

The normally quiet Durant has been a bit more vocal this offseason, especially on social media where he and Wade got into a mini-spat over Durant’s ‘rankings’, which he refuses to back down from.

Continuing to press Durant on the questions, the young NBA star said he’s staying firm in his opinion and that while he has nothing against Wade, it’s time that the Miami Heat guard ‘pass the torch’ down, just like players did to him as he was emerging in the league.

“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”.

While I get where Durant is going with this (and really, he’s just protecting his friend in Harden), Wade is still just 31-years-old. It’s not as if he’s 37 and still hanging on, getting pissy over Durant’s comments.

Seems like a strange thing to bicker over.

Tags: Dwyane Wade Kevin Durant Miami Heat Oklahoma City Thunder

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