Rasheed Wallace eviscerates LeBron James, Kevin Durant with massive shade
If there’s one thing former NBA star Rasheed Wallace is also good at aside from getting buckets, it’s running his mouth. He had his fair share of scuffles during his heyday and until now, the controversial forward is not shy about speaking his mind.
In a recent podcast interview with Million Dollaz Worth of Game, Wallace was asked if LeBron James and Kevin Durant would be “beast or soft” during his playing years, which were highlighted by his stint with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Detroit Pistons.
While the 46-year-old hesitated to label LeBron “soft,” he said he would not have been as great as he is in today’s game.
“He probably would’ve done good with his physical stature, with him being bigger than the majority of the rest of the players. So he probably would’ve held his own, but I don’t think he would be as successful as he is now. It’s a whole different era back then. I couldn’t necessarily say that he would’ve been a beast but I think he would’ve held his own.”
Wallace echoed his sentiment when asked about Durant.
“In that era? No, I don’t think he would’ve had too much success. Now, he’s a monster. You have to look at it this way, back then, there were a lot of post-ups. Back then, the game was inside-out. Now, it’s outside-in.”
While Wallace was definitely one of the tougher dudes in the NBA during his prime, he might’ve forgotten that LeBron indeed played during his era. The King even singlehandedly obliterated the Pistons in the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals. Durant came in during Wallace’s later years so they never really battled.
But Rasheed Wallace still sure knows how to keep things interesting.