If there’s one thing former NBA star Rasheed Wallace is also good at getting buckets for, it’s pouring out his mouth. He had his fair share of brawls in his heyday and so far the controversial striker isn’t shy about speaking his mind.
In a recent podcast interview with A million dollars worth of play, Wallace was asked if LeBron James and Kevin Durant would be “dumb or sweet” during his playing years, which was evidenced by his time with the Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Pistons.
While the 46-year-old was reluctant to call LeBron “soft,” he said he wouldn’t have been as good as he is in today’s game.
“He probably would have done some good with his physical stature, being taller than most of the other players. So he probably would have held on, but I don’t think he would be as successful as he is now. It was a whole different time back then. I couldn’t necessarily tell he would have been a beast, but I think he would have held up.
Wallace echoed his sentiment when asked about Durant.
” At that time ? No, I don’t think he would have been too successful. Now he’s a monster. You have to look at it that way, back then there were a lot of post-ups. At the time, the game was upside down. Now it’s from the outside to the inside.
While Wallace was certainly one of the toughest guys in the NBA during his prime, he may have forgotten that LeBron did indeed play in his day. The King even single-handedly wiped out the Pistons in the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals. Durant arrived in Wallace’s later years, so they never really got into a fight.
But Rasheed Wallace always knows how to keep things interesting.