Everyone seemed to have a take on the Paul Pierce vs Dwyane Wade debate, except Wade himself.
On Sunday night, the Miami guard finally broke his silence in response to a fan on Twitter.
We both had amazing careers. I'll be clapping when he goes into the HOF! It's well deserved. https://t.co/CoE45elC9O
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 20, 2019
The debate started when Pierce claimed he had a better career than Wade towards the end of his final season in the NBA. Intense internet debate followed, while most fans did their best to tear down the accomplishments of either player.
Pierce said the debate didn't bother him, but former teammate of both players, Ray Allen, was disappointed with how it manifested because it allowed people to take away from what Piere accomplished in his career.
Wade seemed to take the high road with his response, so hopefully, that puts an end to all of the madness. Both players will be first-ballot Hall of Famers, and their rivalry proved to shape the landscape of what the NBA is today.
Unfortunately for some, one of them has to be overrated for the other's status to be solidified.