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Dwyane Wade picks Steph Curry for Mt. Rushmore over Kevin Durant

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Dwyane Wade had one of the most challenging jobs in the world when asked who he would choose between Steph Curry and Kevin Durant in an interview at The Dan Patrick Show.

Two generational talents, but one changed the game forever

Curry and Durant are first-ballot Hall of Famers when all is said and done. Picking who is ahead or better is tricky: both are good scorers and bring intangibles to their positions. Individually, Steph is ahead in terms of championship rings, but when it comes to scoring titles, KD has four compared to Steph’s two. Both are former MVPs, but the Golden State main man has won it twice and holds the record as the first unanimous MVP in the history of the NBA. 

Curry and Durant are recording career-highs this year in terms of offensive efficiency. At 33 years old, it’s incredible how these two have elevated their games, especially after career-threatening injuries. But for Wade, a future first-ballot HOF himself, he gives the edge to Steph Curry.

“That’s a tough one, I’m gonna go with Steph.”

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“Well, it won’t make any sense. You can close your eyes and pick. But I guess I went with Steph because Steph has kind of revolutionized the sport you know. He’s one of those Mount Rushmores from the sense of changing the game the way he has. And so, I give him that little a little nod.”

The Flash has a point here. Curry changed the landscape of the NBA in terms of 3-point shooting. Some even claim that the Warriors ruined the league. Today, even centers are attempting shots from beyond the rainbow country, and shots from the logo are considered reasonable attempts for players like Trae Young, Curry, and Dame Lillard. 

Interesting matchup for the Finals

KD is on a mission to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a championship to prove he can win it all without the help of Warriors teammates. He has career-highs in several categories this year. Even though Kyrie Irving might not return to play this year, the Nets are still favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference with KD, James Harden, Patty Mills, LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, and Blake Griffin in the roster.

If KD adds another MVP or title to his resume, Wade’s mind could change about who is better. But in terms of bringing a more significant impact to the game, the clear winner is the Golden State Warriors star. 

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