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Fresh update on "harden" discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show
"So much. I appreciate your listening. Going to take a few more of your calls here. On the Brooklyn Nets. We should get used to kind of phasing them out until we figure out you know who they add to the team. Obviously, we have to wait on so the Olympics take place and in Tokyo, Kevin Durant has committed to playing for Team USA. We know James Harden is going to be rehabbing. We also know carry Irving is going to be rehabbing so This might be the last ditch the last go around. Until later on this year to talk about Brooklyn. You know, what do they need to do to get back into contention? You have the big three returning. You got a lot of free agents on the squad. Some of the ancillary players, you know what the hell do they do? I think they'll have no problem attracting other talent to fill out the roster. I think it's just a matter of health at the top of the hour. We're going to talk about the N C. A. A. They kind of got smacked in the face today when it balls down to You know, paying athletes is a case in the Supreme Court. Kind of slap them down. We'll talk about that. We have the first active NFL player to public publicly come out as gay. We'll talk about Carl Nassib. What this means for the league. If anything, And then we'll also hear his comments. It's the Jr sport. We show here on CBS Sports Radio Brian Is on the line. He's calling up from New Orleans Bryant you on CBS Sports radio. What do you think these Brooklyn nets need to get back into, you know competition for next year? Well. I'm scared of like this, Um Don't be put in for bad health. You know, for both teams for a lot of teams, you know, like the Lakers. You know, there'd be a head on collision for the final, You know, Help. They'll be all right next year. It don't matter who you put around them. Three guys, They're gonna be good. You know surrounding the shooter? You know? Ain't nobody gonna stop him, You know, but I still don't think they're going to win the title because I think the Lakers don't regroup. And I think, um, that LeBron led team is gone. Beat them out. Wow, That's that's a hell of a. That's a hell of a fast forward Brian. I mean that that's I would say that's kind of irrelevant for what we're talking about. I think if you would ask me the Lakers they have more to fill out next season. Then Brooklyn. Does you know why? Because the Lakers they have two stars. One of their stars is always hurt, and he knows that he readily says it and Anthony Davis and then you have LeBron James, who, although he's never had any major injuries outside of his groin a couple of seasons ago, I mean, even this season, this was no soft tissue injury at a giant Dive into the back of his damn legs, So that's what I would call a freak injuries. So I'm not prepared to say Oh my God. Well, the Nets aren't going to win the finals next season because the Lakers are going to come back. We don't we don't know any of that. We don't know who is going to be surrounding the Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers got more to fill out. Are they going to be a competitive team? With LeBron and Anthony Davis. Yes, Okay, But what the hell else? You know, ain't nothing exciting about Kyle Kuzma. I mean, you can ask me about the Boston Celtics. Who? What are they going to do with Tatum and Brown like Nobody knows it's early. What makes the Brooklyn that's different is if you think of a starting lineup, you got 3/5 of it already filled out. You got three guys. Okay? You got a big You can throw Nick Claxton out there. If you want to. You can put out a defensive guard. If you needed to. You can round out the bench. Like you got three killers on the team. Nobody else has that. And so that's why I think to talk about Brooklyn next season isn't all of that out of the the realm of possibility. Because if those guys are healthy It's a gross exaggeration to say you can just slap anybody out there. We know that's not the case, but they're easier team to to kind of look at and identify. Okay, you got three stars. What else can you have? Mattis calling up from North Carolina, Matt you on CBS Sports radio. Jr. Um, it starts you know, health, obviously, And it starts with Durant if he's 100% You know, playing like he did this playoff, so don't even think you need a fully healthy, you know, just one of the two harden or Kyrie being healthy. I mean, he took, you know, seven games. Over time to seven games. Pretty much on Katie and Cardinal. One leg. So, um I just Obviously the health is the most important thing If they're all three healthy, uh, I don't care how good the Lakers think they can be. Uh, I don't think anybody wolf We even come close to put the Nets can be all three of them guys being healthy, and if they want to make one move in the offseason, a veteran guy that come off the bench and fill it up, Derrick Rose is still out there and still can fill it up on on occasion. As you know, we are He wants to stay in New York area. Maybe jump up Brooklyn. Get your title. Okay. Well, thank you, Matt for calling from North Carolina. I think the one issue there. If Derrick rose word to leave, he's been embraced so much by the New York Knick fans. The other thing is, we know that Derrick Rose obviously has a deep relationship. With coach Thibodeau. I mean, coach Thibodeau was his guy when he won an M v P. He was his coach when he had his success when he was in his prime prior to his injury through his injuries, bouncing back from his injuries when he was with Minnesota. I mean, Derrick Rose. Was 1/6 Man of the Year candidate how he decides to cash out. If we want to call it that will be interesting. There's going to be a demand for Derrick Rose. I don't think anybody looks at him at this stage of his career and says, Oh, you know, please be our starting point guard give us 82 games and and even 20 points. Per game. I think anybody is happy knowing that, Hey, I got Derrick Rose. I got a solid vet. His teammates love him Universally, wherever he goes, he can give you 15 points per game. He's going to efficiently run. Your offense is either greatest shooter in the world. No, but he's certainly a threat. He can still get to the basket, get others involved. He's a spark plug. That's why he was the sixth man of the year candidate and Derrick Rose. The other thing is okay. What is he going to look for? And free agency? I mean, he's just coming off of a two year contract. $15 million. He basically got, you know 7 7.5 per Is he going to try to up? That is? Is he going to look for a three year deal? You know, this is Derrick Rose. Who knows? It seems like every single year Derrick Rose's in kind of a You know? Well this last season this last minute that I play, you know it could be it. You know. How long is he going to be around? How long are his knees going to hold up? How long is he going to be healthy? So if I'm Derrick grows You know, he's made plenty of money..
Brooklyn Nets Guard Spencer Dinwiddie Plans to Decline $12.3M Player Option
"Guard Spencer Dinwiddie plans to decline is $12.3 million option with the Nets and become an unrestricted free agent. That's according to Adrienne motion, Urowsky. And when he was another player, the Nets were without much of the season due to an A C L injury. They without carry Irving for most of their series against Milwaukee. Bucks in a were with a hobbled James Harden. It's all set up to be a wild
Fresh update on "harden" discussed on Zach Gelb Show
"What a strain or potential tear feels like for professional athlete who's gonna get up. And down the court. And he did it. He didn't push himself. He was still a threat. He was a a decoy to a certain case, but he was so much more than that. You know what people leave in question. Steve Nash and people looked at some of his. You know his coaching issues and defensive setups and who he had play and how come he didn't use more of his players and It's like, what do you want? He wants to win the game. This is this is all in nothing. Let Kevin Durant play every damn minute. If Harden thinks he can do it, which he did, Obviously, he took a risk. Let him play to Who the hell are you pulling off the bench? Steve Nash answered that question. As to whether or not big minutes for his stars hurt them. Yeah, For sure. For T played a part. I mean, you know, we didn't have a lot of buttons, portion at the end. And in this series, the most part, so we were. We were this close. And if we if they didn't play that many minutes, we probably wouldn't have been this close. Yeah. Come. Yeah, Common sense. It doesn't take a Hall of Fame point guard to figure that out. It's pretty bad. This is a top heavy team. They had to trade away assets. They had the trade away a carousel avert. They didn't have a Spencer Dinwiddie because of his his A C l injury. It's not easy here. And so the Nets You think about their future? It's all or nothing. Carrie.
How to Plead for Unbelievers
"Brothers. My heart's desire and prayer to god for them is that they may be saved. Rome's ten one. Paul prays that god would convert israel. He praised for her salvation. He does not pray for ineffectual. Influences but for effectual influences and that is how we should pray to. We should take the new covenant promises of god and plead with god to bring them to pass in our children and our neighbors and on all the mission fields of the world. God take out of their flesh the heart of stone and give them a new heart of flesh ezekiel eleven nineteen god circumcised their heart so that they love you deuteronomy thirty six father put your spirit within them and caused them to walk in. Your statutes ezekiel thirty. Six twenty seven grantham repentance and a knowledge of the truth that they may escape from the snare of the devil. Second timothy two twenty five and twenty six open their hearts so that they may believe the gospel ecksteen fourteen when we believe in the sovereignty of in the right and power of god to elect. And then bring hardened sinners to faith and salvation. Then we will be able to pray with no inconsistency and with the confidence of great biblical promises for the conversion of the lost. Thus god has pleasure in this kind of praying because it ascribes to him the right and honor to be the free and sovereign god that he is in election and salvation.
Fresh update on "harden" discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show
"The Nets have never won an NBA championship. Would that have been bad for the league? If it was six hours, the Nets in your opinion? No, I don't think so, either. I don't know. I just never viewed this as parrot. That's why I kind of went off sides. But with the way you were the question of parity in the NBA playoffs is gratefully. Yeah, I guess because it's unknown. Who went into this postseason, thinking that the final four was going to be Atlanta. No one box you thought could be there. But then the Nets were in their wife. The Clippers. On a total shock that they're there. And the sons still surprised even though they had the second best record league, So yeah, I guess then in that definition of it, I would go on sites. All right. Next question. Alright. Finally, Zac. We just hit on a few of these big teams that did have their season's end earlier than expected. The Nets Nuggets jazz Sixers. Each at one point other figure to look to be a finals continue, even championship contending team all for those teams sent packing in the second round. Obviously, you know, nets of the Big Three KT. Harden and Kyrie did not see them losing the second round of the playoffs Nuggets even after the Jamal, more injuries, kind of tread some water before being shot by the sons. Jazz top team in the in the West best record in the NBA loss to the Clippers without cool Why the final two games and the six as we just mentioned a shocking loss at home to the Hawks in Game seven to end their promising season. The onside or offside Zack Out Of those four teams, the Nets early postseason exit is the most disappointing. It's weird if you would ask you that question for the post, Easy told me that's got the second round. I would I would have said Yeah, it's the Nets. But with the injuries playing into it, I'm not going to say it's and that's still disappointing because you can still have won a championship. And going and I told you the Sixers. I didn't think they were gonna go to the finals. But the sex is to be the most disappointing because they had the easiest road and they just had to get to the conference finals.
Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving Out, James Harden Available for Game 6
"Nets and Bucks are back on the court on Thursday, Game six. Coming up in Milwaukee, Brooklyn, rallied on the back of Kevin Durant to win Game five. Take a 32 series lead there, they can close it out. In Game six, but they will be shorthanded again. James Harden was not at 100%, but he did return played in Game five. He's available for Game six. Kyrie Irving, meanwhile, still out with his sprained ankle, which he suffered in Game four, not even making the trip to Milwaukee. The Nets are preparing for the possibility that Irving may not return this series.
Fresh update on "harden" discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show
"Would say. Come on, Joe Harris is gonna be the reason they lose the series. But that was the case shows you how good the nets are, by the way. With all those injuries, and I still almost took down the team that I think now is going to win the championship with the box. So get to the on sides. Offsides question as we stall Stall Stall Stall stall. Well, you said injuries they really derailed this season. So on sides are offside. Zach Kevin Durant will win a championship in Brooklyn. I think so. So even if K D Only plays 4 to 5 more years, and maybe they're not all with Brooklyn. Something tells me that this is his final stop, or at least he's going to play there until they get a championship. Look how great he was at the age of 32. And and he turns 33 in September. Look how awesome he was coming out that Achilles injury If they could just stay healthy. It's a big F because Kyrie is always hurt. KD and as an injury past James Harden's usually healthy If they could just help the two out of the three Do believe that they'll win a championship. So you asked me. Kevin Durant won a championship in Brooklyn. I'm gonna.
Kevin Durant Etches Name Among NBA's Greatest Showings
"Will be remembered as one of the greatest an NBA postseason history. At a minimum. It saved the Nets from staring at elimination on Thursday night as Durant scored, 49 had 17 rebounds and 10 assists and he played every minute of the game. The Nets rallied. From 17 down, they beat the bucks. 1 14 want to wait. They take a three games to two series lead. Durant, the first player in NBA history with 45 or more points, 15 or more rebounds. 10 a more assists in a single playoff game. James Harden made a surprise return to the starting lineup, struggled with his shot. But despite the hampering injury gave the Nets 46 minutes, has six rebounds, eight assists. Now, the next try to close it out. Thursday night, Game six in Milwaukee Stanley Cup playoff the Lightning with the bounce back victory over the Islanders, Tampa
Fresh update on "harden" discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show
"Just a tremendous series. All right. He asked me the question, though, about the Brooklyn Nets. You mentioned that I go off on a little tangent. No, no, Joe Harris the cost of that series. You agree with that? Yes, he was brutal because even with the injuries, the Nets had a chance they lost by they won the Game Six. They didn't really have much of a change The game settings by two heads. Two shots the series. You're not even getting overtime in Game three. If they win Game three. There's no change to come back. Right, and in Game three. They were up by one, and he missed that. That jumper that would have put him up by three. Joe Harris. If I would have told you before the season you have Durant. You have Chiron. You have harden or I guess somewhere during the early portion of season they get James Harden. The Nets would lose the series mainly because Joe Harris forgot how to shoot a basketball after leading the league. And three point percent that you're out the regular season, he.
Durant's Sensational Performance Sends Nets to 3-2 Lead
"James harden was back in the next line up but it was Kevin Durant's triple double that led them to a one fourteen one await went over the box Duran carried the nets on his back delivering forty nine points seventeen rebounds and ten assists Jeff green also had a big night off the bench scoring twenty seven is Brooklyn took a three games to two lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals harden played all but two minutes providing five points eight rebounds and six assists in his first game since coming out of the series opener in the first minute yeah this intent to Kubo had thirty four points and twelve boards for the box to lead by sixteen at halftime before allowing seventy one points over the last two quarters I'm Dave Ferrie
Unexpected Bucks-Nets Drama
"Man. How much can change over the course of the weekend. I'll watch game three. And i thought that's gave it away. They're fine. that's about as dumb of game as they're gonna lose. They easily could have won nine different times. They played terribly. They still almost one. And i'm not sure what walkie has for answers. Go into game for the nets are up thirty. Four twenty five have all the momentum schimidt face commits a foul and middleton four point play and it opens the floodgates bucks go at a nineteen to to run. Kyri sprains his ankle during the run and the entire series shifts. And now kyrie is out. We have no idea when hardens coming back and you saw what the nets looked like as a one man team russillo. It's sunday the bucks. Flip this series. Yeah i mean they did because now we don't know about the kyri part but i'll tell you like just doesn't happen very often because i felt like milwaukee you look at him. You're like all right. I like him look all the size. Look at all this stuff. Those first two games are so bad in game three. Even though they want a bill. I felt worse about him. I go this say this has like. There's a version of this breakdown. Which i still will probably do. And perhaps regret because the bucks of winning the series of his just durant but there are fundamental problems that this team has Would jaanus being the initiator and so many things in middleton was for two games drew. Holiday can do anything. We're like three games. He was a little better. They shot it better and felt like once kyri went down it was forty four forty five forty two left in the second quarter at the nets just emotionally were like in shock. They were very flat for a long period of time. And then i think milwaukee actually kind of matched their lack of emotion but it was just. They had more options in other tucker was river under and they're very physical with
Bucks blow big lead, then rally to edge Nets 86-83 in Game 3
"Those highlights ahead, but we begin with Game three nets and bucks. Kevin Durant up to 30 points in Game number two is the Buck's been bewildered to start this series. In Brooklyn, the biggest playoff twin in Nets franchise history. Yeah, Brooklyn had blown out Milwaukee by 39 in Game two to open a too old lead in this series. Doing so without James Harden. The Bucks, hoping to change venue would change their fortunes in a game where points
Durant Has 32, Nets up 2-0 After 125-86 Blowout of Bucks
"The nuts of grab the first two games of the second round playoff series with the one twenty five to eighty six win over Milwaukee playing without James harden strangers hamstring in game one Brooklyn dominated from the start building a sixty five to forty one halftime lead which expanded to ninety five to sixty five after three the nets was strong defensively against the NBA's leading offense Yanis onto the Google had only eighteen point six in the first half offensively the net use constant ball movement they had twenty one three pointers Kevin Durant paced a balanced attack with thirty two points might make you so New York
"harden" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Harden is on his way to the Brooklyn locker room. I wonder if he hurt himself. You cannot replace with James Harden does with one player sucks up because I want him to be out there heartbroken friend that he had to miss tonight. I mean, this guy was so ready and excited. Well, you know, it's pretty, honey, ESPN. No contract. No compromise. We discussed the Nets and the Bucks. Game two tonight here with more on the NBA, ESPN NBA writer Tim Bond Temps Joining us on the Goodyear hotline helping you discover the road ahead. Goodyear more driven Tim Harden out in Less than a minute of Game one. Yet the Nets still find a way to win When you looked at how they responded, was it more about what they were able to do or more about what Milwaukee didn't do? I would say kind of accommodation both Chris I mean, looking at that game that really felt like an outlier game in every respect to me, right, Blake Griffin, go four for nine from three and play his best game as a net by a significant amount. Have Mike James, come off the bench and give you 12 points. Yeah, the box go. I think 5 30 or 5 31 from three in the game. Um, you know, just you kind of when you Check off all the boxes just felt like a game that You know, really just about everything 15 Brooklyn's favor outside the obvious of James walking off the court 45 seconds in and I expect that in Game two things will kind of revert back the other way, and I'd be pretty surprised if The series is not 11 going back to Milwaukee later this week for Game three. First of all, what's your read Tim on James Harden at this point based on what we've heard from Steve Nash and based on what you're hearing I mean, obviously, the Nets have been very tight lipped about other than just saying he's out for Game two, but certainly I don't think anybody should feel very optimistic. He's going to be back anytime soon. Given the fact that he didn't even attempt to run walking off the court with that injury and the fact that we're talking about a guy who just missed quite a month or five or six weeks with the exact same injury or a hamstring strain in the exact same blag Uh, you know, he just came back two weeks ago three weeks ago after missing a month, so I certainly hope he's back soon, but I'm not overly optimistic that we're going to see James Harden back on the court. Um, anytime in the near future, ESPN NBA writer Tim Bontemps joining us here on Greeny, Chris Carlin and for Mike this morning, Okay, so as you look at it from next standpoint, yes, they have played without harden before they have had success without harden before, But this is the postseason. So how does Steve Nash have to adapt here? Who ends up playing the much more Large role that probably was unexpected. Prior to this is it, James? No, I mean, listen, I think that I think Mike James probably get some minutes like he did the other day. I mean, I don't think if he's playing 30 minutes a game, it's probably not going to end great but for the course, the series but Mean, Look, I think I think the Nets are going to try to need to get more games like the one that got from Blake Griffin. Now I don't think he's going to hit four threes. Every game. He's probably played that well, but he's a guy that can handle the ball can make place. Um, there was a guy that defenses are going to at least respect right and I think that they're going to need him to continue to try to give them some real production. And then obviously, you know, they just they're going to need more from their main guys from Kevin Durant from Cairo, Irving and also from Joe Harris, Joe Harris as they get Five threes in Game one. He's got to be, um, a consistent third scoring option for them going forward because, you know, first good as as Katie and Kyrie are, if they're gonna need at least another guy to be going if they want to keep up with No. It is also very potent Bucks offense. Mike Budenholzer kind of made reference to the fact that when you're preparing for the big Three, and in less than a minute in, you completely have to change what you're trying to do defensively and you have some as you use the word outliers there that kind of happen. So how will they adjust this with just a big two and then the supporting cast in terms of defending them. I would imagine that Drew holiday will guard Kyrie Irving every seconds on the court, and there's probably not a better guy in the league to match up with Kyrie Irving one on one, then your holiday. So I think that certainly will help and then you know, between the other guys they've got whether it's ya, Mr Chris Milton or P. J. Tucker. You know, they've got a lot of guys that can at least throw it, Durant. In different, uh, in different looks back in, you know, at least tired him out over the course of the game and really beyond that, and the only other difference that the bucks have to have really is They just have to make more shots. They got a lot of wide open shots, um, in Game one and just didn't make them And, you know, I don't think that Chris Middleton and through holiday are going to combine and go 13 42 again in the series, so If those guys make shots, and they lock up on defense again, Like I said, I was a bucks fan. I wouldn't come out of game one feeling too disheartened about where the series is at. I think they're in good position to even this thing up tonight, Tim, I'm of the opinion. That if they do, even this series up and you're not going to see harden again that the Bucks are going to win this series. Do you believe that? And if so, if the Nets are going to find a way, what's going to end up being the difference? Thought the Nats I thought the box would win the series before Harden got hurt, so I would agree. I think the box are in good shape to win the series if he doesn't come back, Um But look, I mean, The Nets have Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, right, will have two great players and in Durant's case in particular and have a truly all time, great players, So you know if you tell me Kevin Durant averages 35 40 points a game this series and Pulls out three wins. I won't be surprised, right? Um he's an all time great player, and he's been phenomenal this season coming back to the Achilles tear, so I really think that's the main thing like Yeah, then that will hit some shots. If that happens in the box probably will. Struggle shoot from three a bit, but I think more than anything else is going to be because, um, you know Katie and Kyrie generate enough offense that even without hard and that you're still able to win ESPN NBA writer Tim Bon Temps joining us on the Goodyear Hotline, Tim Let's shift over to the six R Series for a moment. Well, we should really call it the Hawk series because they've done a fantastic job here in the early going Have we all just not paid enough attention to the Atlanta Hawks. I mean, I would say to a point. I mean, they're definitely more talented the New York Knicks. So they dismissed in the first round. Um, in a series that sort of went away I expected. I thought it might be a little harder for Atlanta. But They were clearly the more talented team and they showed that in that series and you know, sort of like we talked about with box gnats. I think that game yesterday was a bit of an outlier game, also in Atlanta's favor. The shot believe over 50% from three in the game. Uh, sexist couldn't make a shot. And you know, Atlanta really jumped on there from the beginning and had 42 point quarter to start the game. Trae Young one. Start to begin the game and the sections are kind of on their heels after that, So I mean, look box have really since they got everybody healthy in early March, when they need the culture change and bright Nick McMillen. In to replace Lloyd Pierce. They won, I think 65% of their games. They've been a terrific team, so certainly not surprised her in the second round. I think they've got a chance to get another game or even maybe to office six is in this series because they do have a potent offense, But If you want to be stays healthy again, Sort of like the Bucks Net series. I think the Sixers are gonna end up being okay, because for.
How the Aaron Rodgers-Packers Drama Will Likely End
"Strikes out. looking yankee. Third base coach. Phil nevin was irate. Got thrown out either way. We go to extras tied at four top. Ten at fluey sesa during the pitching and a three to count. That's called the ball. And gary sanchez can't believe it. The yankees are frustrated. And then they would like this. Even last two onto that zander bogart's a basic both run score and the red sox winning six four completing the sweep again. It's the first time. The red sox walk into yankee stadium and leave with a sweep in a decade prior to this series. Boston lost eleven straight away games against the bombers. Moreover the red sox have now won five straight extra inning games at yankee stadium. We'll talk more about that later. Meanwhile now let's talk about this. Tomorrow is a significant day. In the development of the aaron rodgers sodden it is the first of three consecutive days of packers mandatory minicamp in his monthly column. Packers president. Mark murphy at this to say regarding the impact of the predicament. Quote the situation. We face with aaron rodgers has divided our fan base the emails and letters that i received reflect. This fact is. I wrote here last month. We remain committed to resolving things with aaron wanting to be our quarterback in twenty twenty one and beyond working to resolve the situation and realize that the less votes sides say publicly. The better you said that again. Dominic foxworth in his monthly column. So what question media jumps to your mind. A why the hell is mark. Berkeley a monthly column. Like who cares. And also i mean can. We do a foia request on his emails. Because i'm pretty sure there is. Nobody emailing him. Angry about aaron rodgers. There is no divide. There's no fans like we don't want aaron back like he's trying to create this this friction that doesn't exist and it seems
Harden to Miss Game 2 vs Bucks With Hamstring Tightness
"Brooklyn nets all star guard James harden will miss game two of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night because of a right hamstring injury hard left Saturday's one fifteen one oh seven victory over Milwaukee in game one after just forty three seconds because of an injury that troubled him during the latter part of the regular season he missed eighteen straight and twenty of twenty one games late in the season coach Steve Nash said hardens recent troubles with the entry made his availability for later in the series hard to predict I'm Dave Ferrie
Durant, Irving Carry Nets in Opener After Harden Hurt
"The Brooklyn nets the game one of their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series for the Milwaukee Bucks one fifteen one oh seven the nets played virtually the entire game without star guard James harden who re injured his hamstring in the first minute of play however they made up for his absence with four players scoring at least eighteen points Kevin Durant led the way with twenty nine points and ten rebounds hi we are being added twenty five points while Blake Griffin scored a team with fourteen rebounds the Bucks shot just six for thirty from three point range yeah I thought that the couple led Milwaukee with thirty four points Tom Mariam New York
Largest Meat Producer Getting Back Online After Cyberattack
"The world's biggest meat processor says it has resumed in most production after a weekend ransomware attack J. B. S. as expected the vast majority of its plants to operate today the Brazilian companies America's second biggest producer of beef pork and chicken and the attack was the second in a month on critical U. S. infrastructure after hackers shut down the nation's biggest fuel pipeline they went after gas and they went after hot dogs no one is out of bounds here experts like former U. S. cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs on NBC's today show warned the attack expose vulnerabilities that private companies must address at the White House this attack is a reminder spokeswoman Jen Psaki says it's on the private sector to harden defenses given a growing threat Sager mag ani Washington
Nets Head to Second Round, Beat Celtics 123–109 in Game 5
"James harden had thirty four points ten rebounds and ten assists for his first postseason triple double leading the next to a one twenty three one oh nine win over the Celtics we had a motive to continue to get better both offensively and defensively you know we're gonna be what are the special thing so just walking on details careering scored twenty five points and Kevin Durant had twenty four for the nets who will face the box in their first appearance in the second round since two thousand fourteen Brooklyn reeled off eleven to burst in less than ninety seconds taking a one await ninety one lead midway through the fourth quarter Jayson Tatum had thirty two points and nine rebounds for the Celtics the nets will begin their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the box on Saturday in Brooklyn on the ferry
Durant (42), Irving (39) Quiet Boston Crowd, Win 141-126
"The nets are forced to three games to one lead in their first round series with a one forty one one twenty six victory at Boston Kyra Irving had thirty nine points and eleven rebounds to quiet the first post pandemic full house at the TD garden where he was booed throughout game three and most of Sunday the former Celtic was nearly hit by a bottle thrown from the stands Kevin Durant scored forty two points for the nets while James harden added twenty three with a career playoff high eighteen assists Jayson Tatum followed is fifty point eruption in game three by scoring forty for the Celtics the nets can wrap up the series on Tuesday I'm Dave Ferrie
Tatum's 50 Points Carry Celtics Over Nets 125-119
"Jayson Tatum put the Celtics on his back as Boston made a series against the nets with a one twenty five one nineteen win in game three Tatum's career playoff high fifty points now with the Celtics to victory after they dropped the first two games in Brooklyn trying to protect home court trying to get a win it at all costs you know sometimes nice like visa needed market smart added twenty three points as Boston rallied from fifteen down early to lead by as many as seventeen James harden scored forty one and Kevin Durant had thirty nine for the nats Kyra Irving faced heavy booze and totaled sixteen points in his first game in front of Boston fan since leaving the team in free agency Gethin Coolbaugh Boston
Nets Get Seven 3s From Harris, Rout Celtics 130–108 for 2–0 Lead
"Joe Harris tied a franchise playoff record with seven three pointers while scoring a post season career high twenty five points as the nets routed the Celtics won thirty one await Harris delivered sixteen points in the first quarter while going four for four beyond the arc Kevin Durant scored twenty six points and James harden added twenty for the nets who lit up the Celtics for forty points in the first quarter after scoring just sixteen in the opening period of game one Kyra Irving had fifteen points six rebounds and six assists for the nets who made seventeen three pointers Marcus smart scored nineteen points for the Celtics game three is Friday in Boston I'm Dave Ferrie
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Nets Recover From Stars' Slow Start, Beat Celtics 104-93
"The next big three shook off a poor start to lead a one oh four ninety three win over the Celtics in game one of the NBA first round series Kevin Durant curry Irving and James harden combined for eighty two points despite going all for eleven from three point range in the first half they sparked an eighteen four run at the start of the second half that provided twenty eight of the next thirty one third quarter points yeah I know I missed a lot of bunnies that feel good leave my hand so but we stuck with our defense we don't let that aren't you know get in the way we want to do out there Irving scored twenty nine points in harden had twenty one Jayson Tatum scored twenty two for the Celtics but shot just six for twenty game two is Tuesday I'm Dave very
"harden" Discussed on The Jump
"Covert protocol could face a suspension. Rachel and These protocols are all new to the season and we haven't seen them the leak half to punish anyone yet or to execute At least outside of the bubble We saw what happened with daniel house with the rockets last year inside the bubble but this is different and you know this has been a recurring theme with james harden leading into training camp being in atlanta being in a las vegas and so you know now he isolated and tested negative six consecutive days before he was allowed in cleared into training camp Based on what their findings are in. And i know the rockets are working with the league. with hard with on harden to see essentially if he's going to be have to be away from the team again and again if there's going to be a punishment so you know there's a lot of uncertainty by the way. The rockets opened up tonight against oklahoma city. And and i'm told the thunder have not really had any contact with anybody with the league or the rockets. Wow about what this means for them and their game tonight. It really is remarkable to see the domino's and we'll show you and our colleague. Tim macmahon have done such great reporting on this all morning. I've been glued to both of your twitter feeds. One of the things that came out was confirming in fact that sources told espn. The james harden indeed had corona virus earlier. this year. it is what made him late for the bubble of course that was the assumption but it had not been publicly confirmed and it is my understanding. Is it yours that the league is telling players even if they've had it we don't know enough about how immunity from this disease works that you can't just assume because you've had it you can run around without a mask or publicly gather correct that that's exactly right rachel rules. Don't change for you if you have previously tested positive and just have the antibodies or you've yet to have the corona virus. The rules in place are the same and so they wouldn't be different for james harden any other player or individual in the league. Who's you know who's going to be tested and be around his peers. Really just a day. I wake up. Something new is happening in houston. I know it's ten times for you guys. Thank you so much for your insight. We'll be here all show so if anything else war breaks you you you know where to find us. Okay sounds good. I wanna welcome back. In vince carter kendrick perkins guys. I want to start with you. Vents what is your reaction to hearing the latest news on james harden again i was like is this the same the original one so i i know he doesn't want to be there and he's doing everything he can to get moved. But perk has said this for a long time now is using rockets. Have keys and they could do with him what they want and another thing that he said. They don't have to.
"harden" Discussed on The Jump
"Understand but all is about conversation and i think the nets have had a great conversation with their players to let them know like. Hey right now this is our team and this is what we're we're moving forward with. I don't think that there's that much stress because players know about kind of the lifestyle that we've signed up for. I agree and i also think that they think they can win a championship with the roster handwriting now without james harden yes. You added james harden. It does enhance your chances to win. But look say k. d. you've got k. d. champion kyri sliver. I mean he's one of the most underrated players. Ima- is in the league. A guy who could carry an offense Then witty they got pieces here. I'm not messing. Joe like joe hairs get when you get a better life. James harden you kind of bump heads. Kb ghazal fall in line. They're gonna play a role they asked you to play and they're gonna play it to the best of their but ability because they respect these guys and that's what you need and trying to build a championship team. Well day in and day out. I do not expect this to be an exit. It be a distraction for the nets. We've asked different players from kyri to kevin durant to over to spencer dinwiddie to jared allen. The ladder three their names have all been involved in potential packages. If that were to come to fruition and all of them have said look. James harden is not in our practice today. He's not distracting us. In fact maybe look at the rockets and see what's happening over there. That may be more of a distraction for his teammates. Right now and like richard said. I hate to echo. Richard but shauwie mark's been door policy. I know it's really hard for me. But sean marks does have that open door policy. And he says that that's how he's working through this with his players and it does seem like the nets. Have everyone that i've talked to you. Within that organization there is no trade for james harden that is imminent. They had some discussions. They were briefed. they did not go very far. And sean marks being honest with his players and saying hey. That's what happened and now we're moving forward. We like this group. They have to believe what's done is done and right. Now what's being done is not james harden imminently coming to the brooklyn nets all right. Well let's look at the games that nets fans should binge.
"harden" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"Legitimate mvp candidate of scoring champion of franchise player. You have earned the right to dictate your moves. And whether that means you want to hang out and get it in with a little baby or the pictures that we saw right now and or let the team know that you wanna be moved however when you handle it like this what ends up happening is for the player you start to ruin someone to equity you built with the public and the media by james harden was one of the most blue-collar player showing up in houston wasn't necessarily low managing and i knew when i had to remote control in my hand watch lead past whether they had dwight howard chris paul russell westbrook he was going to have them be one of the top teams in the west. He's one of the best players in the game so the rockets if and when they moved here. It's gotta be losing one of the pillar players of the league's with that being said you don't help the move. You buy this behavior any insubordinate. It's only just cuts into your value. And more importantly where i want to stress cut into your pockets getting paid over these next couple of years to call to be pocketed every dollar every every nickel every penny of the salary that they're gonna be giving him over the next couple of years admiral numbers. Don't give it back to the team though. Give it back to the leap. Give.
"harden" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"You know you want your best player to be here and there is some time but you know it is a setback. I take it basically at face value that he's not here and He has a reason. But that's on the tell. Whoever that was the new head coach of the houston rockets. Stephen silas trying to answer the biggest question the new nba season so far. Where in the world is james harden. Today tim macmahon joins us to tell us what the rockets superstar has been up to. How big a problem. This all is for houston and where the story may be headed next. I'm bob la torre tuesday december. This is espn daily. Tim macmahon i have been so excited to talk to you about what it's like to be on the rockets beat right now because covering this team has never been boring really but how would you describe what it's like at this moment. What's the mood around all of us in. I mean look. The rockets tend to tends to be a lot of curb. Your i think the to put it. Politely tim macmahon covers the nba for espn from texas. Where he's been documenting the chaos in houston all offseason. Typically that turbulence at least over the last eight years has been about trying to find a coast are four james harden james harden and say no. I'm tired of this guy. Give this one or you know whatever the case may be now. Turbulences is them desperately clinging to the hope that they can convince this. Who is touring the country with a rapper. Right now party maskless during the pandemic while they're beginning training camp come on we can still win. You know get back on board. And i say that. That's a heck of a challenge to put put a lightly so i want to reset for the listener. You're tim because a year ago. The rockets were at a very different place. They were embarking on a grand experiment. Their gm was daryl morey. They had to former mvp to former teammates with thunder james harden and russell westbrook in just one year later. Daryl morey has gone russell. Westbrook has gone and despite the rest of the team reporting for training camp on december first. James harden is still. Mia so what do we know about where he is right now so we are recording on monday morning and his last known location means las vegas by the way just an amazing sentenced before whenever the next sentence is going to be. My understanding is it's gone from atlanta to las vegas. The rockets is you may be aware based in houston Not not not a short walk but for a guy who can afford to say. Throw one hundred thousand dollars cash in a prada bag along with a two hundred thousand dollar. Watch to give into birthday present. It's not difficult to charter a private jet. And get back to houston. If you are so determined. I want to explain for those who are uninitiated. Tim what exactly we saw. James harden doing in las vegas. What was little baby. The rapper doing. Why was there a prada bag full of literal and metaphorical honey buns like what was happening there. Yeah and i'll be honest with you. The whole honey bun metaphor that. That's that was new to me. I don't have any friends that throw hundred thousand dollar bricks of cash at me for my birthday. Wouldn't mind having those types same but yeah so atlanta. This is thursday when nba players are doing individual workouts. They're supposed to be quarantined. In the side from working out testing in the team faciliate essential activities. Well hard ops over to atlanta and attends low baby birthday party gives them the prada bags stuffed with like you said the little honey buns and the metaphorical honey bun. I don't even know how to pronounce the name of the the watch. But it's you two hundred thousand dollar watch and a prada bag because you see hardness proud of him So that was you know it was very very Thoughtful thought to the baby not so much to the houston rockets and harden was also apparently very proud to be attending this party maskless because he posted several pictures on his instagram account. Which you know arms not a big g guy in terms of activity so he definitely wanted it to be known. That area is a little babies birthday party. And then as the rockets are going through their first practices when i first saw these other videos Surface and again. I you know. I forgive me. I'm not quite sure. What said underscore one 'em's. There's just so many underscores oblivious van. It's really hard to keep track of these user dips. Well i mean. I'm a. I'm a forty four year old farts. I don't know exactly who he is. But apparently he's you know pretty important dude in in Little baby circle anyways. So he's got pictures of them continuing the party in vegas and you know. There's a jam packed tour buzzers. Oh people dinner. They're making rain at the club. All all that kind of stuff. I think i saw massacre. Two in one of those videos media may be a club employee. I certainly didn't see one on on. James harden reached out to the league office. And just kinda got the equivalent of a shruggy emoji back as a as a response Not not a little one. But that's kind of that was my rough translation of it and so you know again. The rockets are opening up camp. John wall who was obviously just traded to the rockets from washington. Four russell westbrook You know he's he says hey. I'm for sure that james wants to be here and you know we. We talked before the trade. You know we wanna play with each other. You know we talked about that. Knows it may reason why. I mean talking through the whole process of what was going to have with. These traded happened did not happen Is one of the reasons that we wanna play together. So i have hobby ability and hundred percent after that he wants to be nba parties organization and know the way he put his. They're just trying to decide. When it's best for james to show up. Well i think if you may be asked any stephen silas as he's going through his first camp as a head coach and it's an an abbreviated camp on the team has made a lot of changes. I think he probably would have voted for the beginning of training camp as when was best. Yeah so what have we heard from the rockets new head coach about all of this. So stephen silas the first year rockets coach who worked his entire life for this opportunity and now gets to deal with this. He says sunday night. Look he hadn't talked to harden in a while but his understanding through the pipeline was that harden was going to be in for an individual workout sunday evening. which that's all hardened can do right now because he's not exactly follow the cove nineteen protocols. The the league has set out to the letter of the law but aren't did not make it back to houston for the individual work at on sunday. From what a source told me told rockets management that he will be back soon soon might be doing a lot of work there. And it is honestly. It's.
"harden" Discussed on The Jump
"A seventy think kimble walker is really good for the Celtics. If I'm Brad Stevens that I'M GONNA. Make sure that I'm monitoring him. Doing these training camp in a regular season game at Kemba, Walker he has to do his. We all know he's a true professional. He got number time to make sure he's getting treatment around the clock. Listen I. Have the Celtics coming out of the East and listen I need to at least seventy five. Seventy five the sit. I'm sticking to myself. I've been. Listen Man. I'm actually although nervous for Kimba. I experience. You know some similar situation so where? I had knee pain. You know in a season thought rest would be able to heal. It came back and still nothing really changed the fact that he hasn't played since two all star break and had four months off. With the work stoppage and still feeling some pain. Gives, me reason for concern. That there may be some some structure damage cartilage damage. Something is going on his knee if he is still. Feeling some discomfort in a neat after not playing for all these months, they're going to need Kimball Walker in order to to win a championship. He's going to have to be a one hundred percent. Seventy five percent is not going to get hurt. He's got to be one hundred percent ready to go to compete for a championship if if they want to do that with Kimber Go Back Kendra. Make the Celtics got a lot of weapons. You know we gotta go. They got going. Hey He's capable of going for thirty. You Know James.
"harden" Discussed on The Jump
"Because they don't run the offense they don't have. Play pick up ball and down then the bubble is going to be a typesetting, and these guys are going to be playing pickup. and Iraq is a number four and pays, but was number four and pays before the pandemic I'm pretty sure down, but they go beat number one at pace, and like t make see you could drive James Harden Russell Westbrook in a Miracle Rachel and i. told you this before the rick lead the why the world concern the Workers Paul. Miracles. They beat the same hoop. That's what they do and I'm looking at this rock is team with them going small and those to play makers and the way that they're going to get up and down with this new format is going to be scary. One of those top contenders between the Lakers and the clippers. They Better Watch out for the Rock in the second round. I'm so curious to see how the micro ball picks up and works down here in Orlando. We saw the debut of it for about a month after the trade deadline before the shutdown, and it's different. Right in one off the game versus seven game series on the other hand. We have seen Mike Dantonio know how to scheme during a seven game series so to your point if they let him because there's a lot of just pick up all style, but if they let him do some. Some offensive scheming. Curious to see how these playoff series are going to go, I want to update you guys on some of the contenders over in the east now Eric bledsoe announcing that he has yet to enter, Orlando as he awaits clearance from Corona Virus Test. Blood so anticipates.
"harden" Discussed on The Jump
"That being said with this stoppage. Jane hard is going to have the opportunity of a lifetime. To win a championship more so than ever. Having four months off Robin's twenty pounds. I mean. What else do you want you know? He's GONNA be fresh. Eight regular season Games before you start playing playoff. He's GonNa. Be Fresh in an ever so. I think they have a great chance to win a championship. The Lakers, two bucks and the Celtics Clippers. Houston Watch out for the Houston Rockets because they have to realize they have two guys that you can put anywhere on earth, and you probably can put him on Mars somewhere. That can wake up out of bed and play basketball that they don't need motivation for anything. In front of fans, these guys are just bona fide secure hooper tweets and a lot of guys. You know superstars. Fans they need energy to get to the fans. They need motivation. Westbrook James Harden. They don't need that. They don't need that so if they can. You know stay healthy man. The Rock is GONNA be a very dangerous team especially with this man having four months off the rest. Meg I'm right there which listen I got the Houston Rockets as a dark horse contender. Their team scares me the way they play listen. They're the only team that we all question offense.
"harden" Discussed on The Jump
"And also Tracy says some of the rules and rule. Emphasis changes have been different. So the point totals were seeing come back up, and that's why you're kind of getting back to that era of you're kind of getting back to a comparison where you're comparing or what? They do with the rules. Not in my lifetime with another player score a hundred points. And I think you still don't think that's going to have come in. Kobe at eighty one. I was talking last night. I actually think in today's gang cope probably could score hundred points. So this is interesting lifetime. No, maybe could though maybe. But I'm just saying that I think he could. So look when we were sitting down we're putting out hardens thirty point scoring streak, right? Which is now each thirty games before this the only two guys in the modern era to ever do it. We're you and cope you had fourteen and Coby had sixteen the fact that it never even got close to thirty. Where James harden is now I think maybe speaks to era because I would certainly you could have your argument about James harden and Kobe, but you can't say that James harden is twice as good as Kobe Bryant. So therefore, there has to be some in for me the statistical sort of emphasis isn't as much on like, hey, are we comparing this era to this era? I just think we have so many stats now, we have advanced stats, and they're helpful. And they really have given us a better idea of sort of the worth and contributions. Some people were making on the court. They opened our eyes the things that people are doing that might not show up in those original maybe five or six categories of stats, but they still don't show stats. Don't show all the defensive contributions make they don't show the leadership contributions people make. So when we get into the MVP discussion, and we get into sort of who's the best player. Scott shen. Sometimes I think we over rely on stats when they they still these tell somewhat more than they used to. But they don't tell every James harden street is very impressive. If you look at his usage rate is extremely high. If you look at the amount of three pointers, he take is extremely high Morton, I've taken Kobe taking 'em j taken ever in our careers. Thank he's probably like average thirteen threes. You probably want to average four threes your career averaged probably tips. Yeah. So I look at him from his perspective. I mean, he should put up these type numbers if he's taken that many shots the uses rate he should put up as far as Russ's numbers average in a triple double. Now that to me is the hardest. But then if you look at the the possessions the mount of possessions in today's game if you look at offense rebounds, you get off his rebound. There's fourteen seconds on the shot clock. Not twenty four feet that you speed the game spoiled. So it's gonna be a lot more because you got to that size. You gotta get the rebounds. And so and then you gotta make plays. So I think it's hard to compare to see which one is more difficult. So I was just I ever Forbes him she average three tenths on your threes. Imagine your career is imagine you taking threes threes. Imagine a point set you average, and you was a guy that got to the free throw line as well. Right. It'd be different definitely this air. I'm always thought that Russ, you know, the fact that when he. He has a triple double the thunder usually win. I think that correlation matters. So it doesn't bother with this always hunting..
"harden" Discussed on First and Last
"On ESPN radio and the ESPN app. All this is made even more amazing by the fact that. As James harden goes through this, and there's so much talk. I heard Paul Pierce, and our great NBA team talking about what do you what do you do to address this because the tear he's been on? Obviously he has been the sole focus of every other teams game plan. Do you go out and double team for a guy who's shown us in the last few seasons? James harden playing that point guard spot and Mike dantonio often has shown us he can be as capable of distributors. There is in the NBA. He's really built as the perfect point guard for this might Dan Tony system. That's why so many people were hesitant about the impact that the Chris Paul signing could have shame on us for not realizing that they were going to be able to morph in absorb that just fine. But for James harden in that role, you go out you try and double team him as soon as he gets over half court, and he's going to deliver to other guys in spots and allow them to win this point you've got to do anything. But James harden, though, like that is the only rule much like we were. Frustrated at the end of the AFC championship game. Watching Tom Brady, go back and forth between Julia and rob gronkowski the two most obvious answers for who is Tom Brady going to go to in crunch time of this game. Like, you gotta make somebody else beats you. And at this point easier said than done with James harden because what do you do when a prolific scorer now? Oddly enough, James harden has this great. And he is still probably at best fourth on the list of guys that you would take to start a team with to build around on offense in this league behind LeBron curry and Kevin Durant. Like, you taking James harden before any of those guys, I'm not sure I don't think so. And yet in all of that he is probably the most difficult to guard in the modern MBA because of the way we protect three point shooters because of the way and we heard a lot of these complaints early in the season defense. Is now officiated in the NBA changes made this season to how they do that all of these things, and we know what the common refrain is going to be for James harden is what happens when it comes playoff time. Is there gas left in the tank for this guy that remains to be seen? I think the timing of the injuries. And if you get Clinton cappella back down the stretch of the season and Chris Paul comes back, and you're able to in that lead up to the NBA playoffs. Take some of this load off him allow it to not have to be James harden going for sixty just see you have a chance to beat the Knicks. Then it might be something that we're able to talk about gains momentum back from last season. Now momentum lost unfortunately for the Indiana Pacers. Really sad news last night for Victor, Ola depot. Pacers star player last night. They believe suffered a pretty catastrophic knee injury. Here was Nate McMillan their coach after the game. They x Ray. But we're gonna do MRI tomorrow. We'll have more information tomorrow. And we will basically talk with everyone about what they find out believed to be serious. I mean, do you have a general feel for think? So you know, I think it is a serious injury. But we're not going to really make comments on it until we get that MRI tomorrow and find out for sure. One of those injuries where as soon as it happened. I jumped on Twitter, and the first thing you see is don't look like when you hear some of the things about this injury that we're being said if you didn't see it the first time around don't recommend seeing it now Victor depot on the way out on the stretcher, you know, imploring acknowledging the Indiana fans trying to still draw energy from the crowd. But a crushing blow not only to him who's going to have to spend plenty of time rehabbing this going forward, but for this team that was sitting I believe at third place in the Eastern Conference at this point was has been clamoring rightly so for its due respect especially coming off what we saw from them in last year's MBA postseason suffers a major setback now heading into the rest of the NBA season..
"harden" Discussed on The Jump
"It was all over Houston's had the win harden had his fourth career fifty point triple double the most in NBA history. James harden, isn't for everyone. But last night he was sincere for the rockets, and I'm a top heavy team that can't get back to the playoff hunt without him in top form. That's all he needs to worry about. So this. We're going to talk about the future of the rockets and a minute. But I want to stay on harden because there was so much talk after this game about how the league does or doesn't let you defend him. And of course, this is. Nothing new for shea. Something has led the league in free. Throw attempts five of the past six years, you see LeBron their hands behind his back where they right to be frustrated last night. So I mean, James harden is gone as it is. And when you allow him to attack the defense and be more physical than you along the defense to be then it does become rating. And specially when a guy's getting to the foul line team stays in the penalty. So it makes them very difficult to guard. I mean because hardened comes down he has bald insane. Seventy five percent of the time, and he's trying to draw files. But I just think that the rules plays in his favor. And he knows how you lies those rules to his advantage. And he's probably one of the few players that is taken full vantage of it because you can to line fifteen times. That's that's incredible. That's record sitting. Yeah. Yesterday. We have my Smits and. He told us that harden was in the ninety nine percent at deceleration stopping on a dime. That's why he's able to create a lot of this contact because he's able to stop while defenders keep moving, and that's where the contact happens. I look is like Scotty said these are the rules just how they call them on the perimeter. This is this is the new normal. Right. You can't touch guys on the perimeter at they're facing up. So this guy has taken advantage of the rules better than any player pretty much in the NBA that ain't his fault. That's the defensive figured out. Now, this whole business about putting your hands on your back. This is the same thing as what Rudy Gobert did as with John wall. I don't understand how that's going to get you called you think showing up the rafts doing this. The rest are gonna feel all you know, why? Right. That's not going. That's not gonna work that they're doing it to get cold. I think. The better the painting by I mean, as a defender they're trying to prove that they're up and down that they're not reaching. They're not. Making the contact. And in Harding to me makes all the contact and gets the call. It's funny. I think that we hear people like a mean say, hey, these are the rules. He plays within time the rules. It's smart for him to take full advantage of the full spectrum of what's available players. Really don't like it. I I heard you. It was I was reading stuff at the top of the show when a lot of laughter off camera from Scottie Pippen because at one point. They said, hey, it's not for everyone. You waste your hands. Right. He is I I love the way that he played one. If you playing against of night in the night out, very difficult guy. View defending. Guy that was initiating the contact. So when I played in the league and back in the early nineties, you could play a little bit more physical on the office players. And then today's game if you're not going to let offense player jaw any contact. Then you have to make equal on both sides. Again. I think one of the things if we could go show that LeBron clip one more time because the funny thing is he does that. And then as soon as Chris Paul begins his dribble, watch him release his hands. And right there that little nudge..
"harden" Discussed on The Jump
"Today's opening you both had coached employ land playing solid defense on the sidelines. I mean, he's been preaching that the guy needs to really work hard play. Diesels practicing. And scotty. Expires defending. Coaches actually get off for for augmented reality. Now, you you're doing that ain't gonna make them the Ben it is not going. Well, I will give him anything. He wants to do right now. I'm telling you to the job, I'm Rachel Nichols alongside amino hasn't and the six time NBA champion hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, always nice to have you here. Class up the joint for the two of us for sure. No doubt we will discuss Jabbari Parker being taken out of the bulls regular rotation with the teacher holds for the former number two overall pick. But first James harden is not for everyone. Not all like Steph curry, he doesn't turn out full. I g post lake Joel Embiid. He leads the league in scoring but has turned some fans off with how much of his game involves getting to the foul line more than a quarter of his points are from breath rose. And then there are his clothes, which are also definitely not designed for the masses. Remember what he wore to collect his MVP award last year that was nothing compared to last night when hardened showed up, and then gem, and if you're worried about the snakes that were harm to make this outfit. Don't it's python. It's for Saatchi. And when it comes out next year because of course, James gets it before anyone else does it's going to cost about eight grand or you. Combine the short alone for a bit over three thousand dollars. The really that's not let them. These are not the clothes of someone. Who cares? A lot about what other people think which is good because after the jarringly bad start the rockets have gotten off to this season. There have been a lot of people on of MBA circles questioning everything from hardens heart to his defense. Here's the thing though. James harden, doesn't have to be for everyone. He just has to be with the rockets need, and he did that last night, and what Salt Lake an unusually high stakes team for December. Yes. This was the first time these teams are meeting now infamous brawl at the start of the season. But honestly for Houston that was relevant compared to the teams. Just flat out desperation for a statement win starts hard. Look ready to play. Damn yes. That was the dunk jail McGee or at least it used to be developed the game. Hardened completing the four point play, and you can see him screaming there on back back from. Well. Anyway, he's. Lebron to was feeling it. He started the game hitting seven of his I ate some of these were really pretty and no no one's bid on anyone in this game. But yes, there was controversy. Name was the check did Luke Walton picked up a technical sort of how who's and the Lakers were obviously, very very so frustrated at how they were being hauled for Fallon hearted at one point. Lebron was one of several players who started putting their hands behind their backs to me their points. But while the way harden draws fells will certainly be a talking point coming out of this game. Make no mistake the not the story here. The story is that with the game tied inside nine minutes. The rockets went on a twenty seven to twelve run. Thanks in part to hardens ridiculous scoring ability and in part to all the rockets playing their most engaged defensive this season. But also impart to hardens decision to take himself out of the game for about four minutes, midway through the fourth quarter. Yeah. You heard that? Right. And both Chris Paul. And Mike, Dan, Tony would later say such request is extremely rare for harden. Like most superstars he usually likes to keep his foot on the pedal when he's having a big night. But while that's an admirable quality. It's also in the past led to him running out of gas toward the end of games often to disastrous effect last night Hardin allowed himself take he trusted his teammates to keep up the pressure on LA. And when he returned to the court he was ready to lay down a big time. I'm finishing kick. By the time..
"harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"The way if we're actually watching this season and we're we're judging james harden isn't he really their point guard might this is the flaw in jim guy jason mcintyre who comes on and goes hot take e on steph curry being the second best point guard of all time when he's kinda sorta the point guard by default with the golden state warriors i'm not sitting here telling you steph curry's not awesome but he's as much the point guard in that team is kevin durant is as as draymond green is is andre iguodala is the only guy i mean like let's just because if if a point guard is the guy who brings the ball up the court the most well then lebron james is the point guard the cleveland cavaliers and he's had a better career than steph curry has so he would rank ahead of and james harden has had an equal equal to statistically dominant career and james harden has to be judged as a pointer we do the exact same thing with awards as we do with positions we slot guys in we make a decision to determination of who somebody is and what they and regardless of what the reality is or how it actually plays out we create a narrative that well you know listen he was the best play statistically the best player on the best team and he could have earned the award in two or three previous years so let's give it james harden this year and pretend let's pretend that he's the best player in the nba we do we do you know what else we do coming up next i think you'll like this so once upon a time as i think you know doug alley been for colin here on the heard once upon a time james harden kevin durant russell westbrook all in the same team you had three future mvp's all on the oklahoma city thunder and this is an amazing thing that we do and we do it in politics we do business we do life of course we do in sports i have heard many men talk about this the trade of james harden from oklahoma city to houston is arguably the worst trade in the history of the nba but that thing that we do that is so wrong as we look at yesterday through the lens of today it doesn't mean it was a good trade or a great but the lens of the day is the most important lens to look at we'll refocus you up coming next hey sports fans sunshine attempts arising some officially here's grab your friends last tunes ignite those kohl's because whether like this for no one kingsford charcoal start something doug godly in for colin i don't hate people on twitter i hate dumb people on twitter and yesterday when i was speaker yourself be yourself they used a graphic that colin uses google you can attest to this colin uses a graphic that has like we look if you look at the stats lebron james more points more rebounds more than his more that than james heart the point being the other sorts look at totals an mba we look at averages sort of again all depends on pens on who like who are we talking to who who looks at it that's my question that's my question who looks at you talking about fans talking about radio so you talk about people in in the actual sport who looks at it because look i've seen this graphic it says well he has more points two thousand to two hundred and fifty one to two thousand one hundred ninety one more rebounds seven or nine to three hundred eighty nine more assess better field goal percentage by the way far and away better fuel percentage same three point percentage more minutes which i don't understand how more minutes is actually a more value thing more triple doubles if you play ten more games you're gonna have all of this averages are important again but here's the other part that that is really important context does matter context has meant and you know like here's the context to it that this would be if you want.
"harden" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Is houston golden state anybody else me personally i'm starting to think philly because of their ability to defend plus the ability to hit perimeter shots i don't know about the rest of the but i can't ignore this any long i'm not going to ignore philly and i'm not gonna g what james harden has earned he deserves this give it to him he is the league mvp i don't wanna hear this noise about lebron james nobody's taking away from the greatness of lebron james but you don't get to sit up there and compromises accents your team and then benefit from it because you got numbers does the work that way james harden's league mvp and oh by the way i am a complete and and vehement adversary these kiss play association what is it what what is it called i want to know what to call is it the celebration is it an event what is it as far as i'm concerned one of the biggest most agrees things that i've seen is one russell westbrook got n vp award in front of those folks at a banquet now ladies and gentlemen you didn't vp if james hall is going to be that mvp i want that mvp handed to james heart in front of these fans houston who showed up forty one nights a year throughout the regular season to cheer him on i'm quite sure that if james hotter has an opportunity to hoist the mvp trophy he would want it to be in front of his teammates and a pack saad inside of the toyota center instead of a damn bank with inside of a hotel in new york city.
"harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"James harden is like a great baseball pitcher he's to pitches ahead he's thrown you're breaking stuff to set you up for the fastball and the hands harden comes down to the plan every time james harden comes down with a plan he is setting you up westbrook is a guy that just chuck that one hundred miles an hour and what happens happens he lives pits the pitch clayton kershaw the great guy mac shearer's or the really great pitchers in baseball or a pitch or two ahead okay they spot a strike on the outside corner now they've got your down all one one that next pitch they throw your is setting up the third pitch that's what clayton kershaw does seen a pitch live four times he is constantly setting you up he is a pitch ahead of you every pitches a plan he's done his homework other guys come out and just throw hard and don't get me wrong i got to throw hard he gets a lot of strikeouts you can be closer the year you can win twenty games that way but the legends are up ahead gretzky was a moment ahead you know massih is seconds ahead harden now is that player he is setting every play every play up he's going left to eventually swing right right to eventually swing left pick and roll hill abandon it here he's going to use it next time chris paul hill fake the past shoot next time doesn't fake the path like he's just intellectually harden has taken his game to a completely new level and you're watching those to go in the same ring last night and they're different he is really harden has really separated from westbrook who is just kind of a living in the moment gone one hundred miles an hour whatever happens in the moment is sometimes amazing but sometimes it's not planned it it it is just i'm going to just spill a ton of paint here and whatever lands on the canvas lands on the canvas and i i watch last night and i james harden and by the way march eighteen to april nine end of the.
"harden" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"Thai james harden is not built like that james harden is a score he gets to the basket can make his teammates british yes we proved it but critical decision in the last two minutes of the game is not as forte that's why you bring into chris paul to be able to call the present okay now you looking for file even before that it was a it was i think it was a file that wasn't called when he went to the basket al horford and i think was tony brothers under the basket to don't think they win the back and forth you know going on between the two that led to the fact where there and into your point even more up twenty twenty nine point lee what about the defense totally from houston okay so decisionmaking lagdera from james harden but also we see the d'antoni once again late game situation not defensive we lock in given up layups and you come back and win and this is very critical of james harden i don't i love their hardline canecutting but i know where he's at as a player i'm not expecting him to be this certain time to plough last week when he put up 'backtoback fifty one visit youngest also old russell westbrook last year in the first round recently all one and they knocked okc on this and i will agree there is something to the end of the game and doug you made a great point about the physicality he's a jump shooter right they said the same thing about steph curry he doesn't like the contact rough him up he physical with them but overall i just can't read too much into a december game against the second best defensive team in the nba against a flop or like marcus smart and and freak out and say he's not clutch her of six point it was about half heavy he was fifteen for fifteen from the line okay they're going through a rough stretch your force losses worth noting rich you're missing is i'm talking about decision making you whether you win or lose the game i'm talking about decision knightley.
"harden" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Those who calls were atrocious in my opinion and i'm not seeing that celtics fans because they have some problem with the seas winning basketball games has now with this is about a distinct that they took the game away from the rockets and that is very very aggravating let's hear the calls the second one from any of the sports hub james harden getting bang for charge hard rupaul james harden even paul good national television already take that would be your can we run that backs the every day we hear that scream who recalled that primal borderline orgasmic all out weird let's hear that call again this is teams are in getting golfers second offensive foul then he found sports up hard rupaul james harden who all good television already take that with you take that with your beard apparently boston has a problem with beards i don't know who calls games with sports up i don't even know who that was screaming like that but that was larry's that aside you're going to give that guy to offensive fouls that late in the game it basically hand the game over to the celtics not here for that to be fair heartened got absolutely locked up by marcus smart last night he was 0 for seven with four turnovers with smart was on sport is arguably america's he's the best defensive player league because i don't wanna just to lee all big man so to speak from the equation.