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Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show
"It's why a lot of people are putting them in as a favor it even though they don't have a ton of experience. Playing together and after missing all that time, he came back and had a heck of a day coming off the bench, and he spoke about it. There's a confidence That you hear in his in his in his words that you usually don't hear from them. James Harden is a is more quiet than braggadocious. He's very confident in himself, but very rarely do you hear him Express it this way. Not really not to, like, brag or anything, but I'm like, really, really good at this game. You know, I studied the game. Very unselfish. I take the game and I played the right way every single night. That was from last night. He does, and he's done it more so since he's been a Brooklyn net, and I think the reason Is because of what? I was just alluding to. James Harden knew that in Houston, he had to be everything. He had to be The facilitator. He had to be the score. Hey, had to be the emotional captain of that squad, you know? Remember the Clint Capela days and you just rim running and James Harden shooting three porters. At some point that one trick maybe two trick pony gets old. On Eventually, people figure it out. And you're stuck like we saw in 2014 15. When he just couldn't get out of that trap. It was 15 16 in the in the in the second round. Of the MBA conference in the in the Western Conference, and it was almost frustrating for him. We've seen him do so many amazing things, but in that moment he was just stuck. He looked like he was lost and we suffered is the wrong word because he was still really good, but he's kind of suffered. For the next couple of years. Watching championships from his peers happen all around him with guys getting super ish teams to join him, join them and winning rings and him not being able to do so. Now. They tried their Maury tried bringing in Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook. But It just never was the right fit. But James Harden is having one of those years despite missing a lot of time he's having one of those years that makes you think he knows that this is his opportunity. It's finally become his chance to win that ever elusive championship and it's interesting because I don't I don't know how everybody views him. Um, um. And in some people see him as I don't know, just the glorified uh, you know, selfish score, but I can't view him that way. Because I've You don't look at a guy who willingly assist I mean his last three years. He's double digits in assists per season. 11 this year 10.5 a year before 11 the year before that, he led the league back in 2016 17 with 11.2. He gives the rock up willingly, but he also scores extraordinarily efficiently. And now, you couple that with Kevin Durant And carry Irving. This Nets team feels when they're healthy. And if they do get healthy, like they're an unbeatable force. Now they'll have some troubles Come the Let's say the MBA What Eastern Conference finals. If they do, and Aaron just win it, both of them pushed through windows. That's the only time you'll be able to meet. Missing the Western Conference finals. The Philadelphia 76 years will they have an answer for Jo Ellan Bead? Who knows they have some bodies that they can throw at him. That's for sure on and at some point Maybe it gets old school for Steve Nash and the net. You just you, you pound him to death. Throwing bodies DeAndre, Jordan Adam over and over and over again of to frustrate him, even if he's got a foul out, Jeff Green was a smaller five. But they do play small that way, Spread a mountain and bang them around. Maybe that's the way you beat the 76 years if you're the Brooklyn Nets, but the Brooklyn Nets have all of the components. That you would want and for for me as I look at this, this is James Harden's chance. He's spent a lot of years, 10 years before it was three years in Oklahoma City, 10 Years and Houston..
Harden Returns to Score 18 Points, Nets Beat Spurs 128-116
"James harden provided eighteen points eleven assists at the nets are under one twenty eight one sixteen win over the spurs pardon came off the bench in an NBA game for the first time since winning the league sixth man award for Oklahoma City in two thousand eleven two thousand twelve he also had seven rebounds after the longest layoff of his career missing more than a month with a strained right hamstring I don't know how specially come off the bench not later burst board and I'm gonna stay warm and do all things necessary to go out there and be my best and I just have to go out there just their confidence in what I do Landry Shamet scored twenty one points and Nicolas Claxton had a career high eighteen for the nets who have won three straight since a four game skid to pull within one and a half games of the seventy Sixers for the Eastern Conference lead I'm Dave Ferrie
Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on The Jim Rome Show
"We didn't get a chance to talk about the Brooklyn next. But we will on the other side of this break because James Harden has an opportunity to do something that I'm sure he has been longing for for a really, really long time. But first, let's get an update from Richard Ackerman. Rich taken away, buddy. See me? Yes. Sports flag Taking This report is sponsored by progressive Insurance. You could save big when you bundle your auto, home, motorcycle, RV or boat visit progressive. Come. The Sixers have another chance to wrap up the East tonight after failing two nights ago in Indiana. When they lost the Pacers. They continue their road trip in Miami, still needing just to win the heat or fifth. The identical record is the next and just a half game behind the Hawks. Atlanta will host the Magic the Knicks take on the Spurs After clinching their first playoff berth in eight years, the sun still have a chance to claim the West, the Blazers. Beat Utah last night and come to Phoenix tonight, leaving the sons of game and a half behind.
Irving leads short-handed Nets past Pelicans, 134-129
"Calgary Irving scored thirty two points for the nets pulled within a half game of the seventy Sixers for the Eastern Conference lead by downing the pelicans one thirty four one twenty nine Irving delivered a tough turnaround jumper a driving lay up through converging defenders and four free throws in the final minute we need everything tonight from everyone you know we obviously startup the game oh seven seventeen left on the clock was twenty one eight so we had about our way back Joe Harris also hit a pair of free throws to cap is twenty four point night for the nets who won despite being without Kevin Durant and James harden signed Williamson scored thirty three points and Brandon Ingram had twenty seven for the pelicans or four games out of a playoff berth I'm Dave Ferrie
Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on Highly Questionable
"Is the seventy sixers simpsons characters. That's actually awesome. Who makes art about basketball andrew. Cuomo l. i only on economic c- can only see the tops aheads but i understand the concert. Garretta's the original. That's dario saric shoe. This is like the scrubber comington. It's ben simmons. You can't is this. Tj mcconnell. i don't know. I guess it could be. Let's say that it is a gray shirt. Welcome to have gone katie nolan. That's power tori. But he's only here for the shirt. Monica mcnutt as well. Let's get started. Merch did james harden's return. Reassure you that the nets are juggernaut. Yes as with every story involving the nets this season. It seems to be about did injured. I come back and get it done. They've got a big three. We've only ever seen all three of them on the court at the same time. Seven times hardened came back last night. Had a fantastic game. And i'll tell you who felt really good about it was james harden. Are you surprised at how quickly kind of came back to you. And you back in the flow of things. Not really like brag or anything. But i'm like. I really really good at this game. I studied a game Very unselfish I take the game. I play the right way every single night so I'm gonna try to do anything that i can't do or anything. That doesn't benefit our team and that Record keeps me in a really good place. Yeah i mean makes sense. I know basketball. And i'm really good at basketball. Like yeah. it's the attitude you want from somebody who just missed their longest stretch five weeks in their whole career. It's exactly what you wanna hear. He sounds like he's in the right mindset. He had a fantastic game last night. And look like said. We've only seen all three of these guys together in seven games which is a really small sample set. But we've also only ever seen two out of the three of them together in thirty eight total games and durant harden in the same game twice. So it's very hard to know what to say here. Because i feel like we've been saying it for the entirety of the season until we see all three of them on the court together. It's going to be hard to know. Who's the real difference maker. But james harden they are twenty eight and seven when he's on the court they're eleven and eleven when he's off. You cannot really argue. That he doesn't make a difference. I would say this is a good upswing for them like i said he sounds confident which is super important. Kyrie may be back soon if he feels good enough to play. He's got a facial contusion. Which i think is just like a cheek boost so that is is the medical term for that so i mean we may finally see. Finally the big three. That's been talked about all season that we've seen nothing of and i'm just excited for that. I think you should be be confident katie. We're excited for that. Listen i never athletes keeping one hundred. Like i'm kind of good at this game. In case you missed that memo. I also think that this james harden in a really unique position. We've seen him gas out in the playoffs while he was having having to do it. All n houston five weeks. That sounds like he's rushed to me. So i'm really excited. The authorities guys on the court. But you also just give a shout out the landry shamet who was stabbed from behind the three point nine. Let's go come on former seventy sixer landry. Shamet a guy. I remember quite well but look monica. Your point about like is there a silver lining to the five week. Absence is the thing that i think about a lot with james harden because james harden has be clear about this he had defecated the bed. Ridden list when it comes to the postseason. That was the knock on him and so as much as i think. James harden is one of the best offensive players we have ever seen. I mean we have the video of that passed.
Embiid, 76ers Top Undermanned Nets 123-117 for 1st in East
"Seventy six just to go over first place in the NBA's Eastern Conference as they held off a late charge by depleted that stick with the one twenty three one seventeen win Philadelphia quickly with a twelve to second quarter run it by six in the third and drop by twenty one of the fourth book the many give it late in the fourth quarter with the twenty one to run I got them to within three Joel Embiid had a game high thirty nine points the bias Harris added twenty six with the Sixers career but at thirty three for the nets were without Kevin Durant and James harden Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show
"And Han. There's nobody remember that James Harden is terrible in the playoffs. That's one of his knocks. But although he was playing great to the conference finals that year, and then they blew the 31, and he couldn't make a shot in that critical game, so that is always gonna hang over him. I think the reason why he faulted right because he pounded the ball right because we always told the whole LeBron plays every game who plays every game dance hard. It's the first time he's Mr Structure, like, Take him off the court. So finally I think he's gonna be rested. He's gonna have gas to be able to make it all the way through. I always felt like his legs got heavy, But I got to like the conference finals. He had to put up 40 every night. He had hit a bunch of three. Can anybody else in the bag? I got it. Move out the way J spread the court. Okay, Gordon. All right. You ain't gonna hit No. Three every blue moon. But now guess what. He knows that he doesn't have the score for them to win. He knows he can facilitate. If the shots not working, he trust the rest of the guy to be a creator, Bart and Han weekdays at noon Eastern on ESPN Radio and on ESPN, Plus Every Sunday night. Beautiful night for baseball way. See MLB's best where hearts on their sleeves. Wait. Doing things. You won't believe it's baseball for all of us. Give us clothes give give us the Cardinals and the Padres on Sunday night Baseball Sunday at seven Eastern on ESPN. Telecast presented by Taco Bell, John Johnson, J. Williams and Zubin Mahanta. Russell Westbrook will never get the credit that he deserves. He's the Cam Newton, one of them BA. He's the polarizing figure that people like to find something wrong with a lot of casual basketball fans say. Well, it's just that killers do you know hard is have a triple.
Lakers pull away after ejections, rout Nets 126-101
"I W. junction help the Los Angeles Lakers rout the Brooklyn that's one twenty six the one oh one LA was up for early in the second half of the Lakers Dennis Rubin that's Carrie Irving were both ejected after verbal spat away then outscored the nets sixty to thirty nine the rest of the way Irving scored eighteen in the first half intruder nineteen LA also played without the injured lebron James Anthony Davis Andre Drummond in his third game of the Lakers let them both in points with twenty in rebounds with eleven that's played without the injured James harden Kevin Durant led Brooklyn with twenty two points I'm John Merriam
Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Technically but it We had greg mcelroy on and he said trevor lawrence was a great this and it and he's a family man and i my answer would have been a was as opposed to what some other people aren't family man because why because they like to hang out and they don't have a family here is not married and you don't have kids then you support but my whole family for a long time before i got married and had kids. I took care my mom. My dad was a family member for me right now. It's very accusations and uncomfortable. Because i'm a family man. I'm gonna be a great receiver like come home. Stop maybe there's nothing to do with. It doesn't know what about if your if your number of your jersey is retired at a certain club with that that make you a better player. Now jersey retired. Cluggy james we choice tired at certain casino jordan. I mean that make jordan no but it it does make you a bit so it also makes you somebody that you know again. It's just magnetic personality when people out there to what i don't know i don't know why you find that funny but okay. I'm trying to reference his james harden. Okay and he did return last night with the nets and just bounce right into what he was all season. Which thirty incredible. So we'll hear from what the beard said after the game after jay has this well it would be key believe we finally got you too key has it is key..
Irving scores 40, Nets lose Harden but beat Knicks 114-112
"Carry your ring scored forty points and Jeff green made two free throws with three point seven seconds left to send the nets past the Knicks one fourteen one twelve green scored twenty three points and Joe Harris added sixteen for the nets who earned their eighth straight home win despite playing the last three quarters without James harden due to his nagging hamstring Hartnett miss Brooklyn's previous two games and played just four minutes in this one Julius Randle had nineteen points fifteen rebounds and twelve assists for the Knicks but he missed a jumper as time expired I'm Dave Ferrie
Brooklyn Nets make waves for bringing Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge to New York
"It up. The Brooklyn Nets are now a quote super team. I mean, they kind of already were after they traded for James Harden earlier in the season, the pair with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, but now that they've acquired Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge via buyouts, the cynical MBA social media sphere is crying. Foul. This nonsense has to stop all your lies. Most have been hating hard on both Alders and Blakes is gained for claiming them washed up has been, But now that they can ride the coattails of the Nets Big three and potentially win a championship. It's unfair. Come on, then. That's your doing what any organization would do if given the opportunity, acquire as much talent as possible, and if they do win a championship?
Harden has triple-double, Irving 27 as Nets edge Wolves
"James harden recorded yet another triple double as the nets cobble together a one twelve one oh seven win over the Timberwolves harden had thirty eight points thirteen assists and eleven rebounds to tie the nets single season record of twelve triple doubles doing it in just thirty two games Kyra Irving finished with twenty seven points in the nets eighteenth win in twenty one games Irving was back after missing a three game road trip due to family reasons both he and harden hit two free throws apiece after the wolves cut a seventeen point deficit to wanna wait one oh seven I'm Dave Ferrie
Harden, Griffin help Nets hold off Pistons 113-111
"James harden scored forty four points and Blake Griffin added seventeen in this return to Detroit lifting the next to a one thirteen one eleven victory over the pistons pardon was back after missing the team's previous game because of neck soreness he added fourteen rebounds and eight assists in helping the nets win without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving is trapped between you know they play like they had nothing to lose their aggressive they made big time shots for us it is happening you know come we would win Griffin's three point play triggered at ten run to put the nets ahead by ten partners three point play broke one oh six all tie and put Brooklyn ahead to stay Jeremy grant scored nineteen for Detroit I'm Dave very
The Utah Jazz extend their Home Game win streak
"Took advantage of a depleted Brooklyn Nets team to run the home win streak to 17 games with the 1 18 88 victory. Nets without all stars Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving and the Jazz wasted no time jumping to a 21 point first quarter lead. Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 27 points. We've had instances um in my time here where we've played, you know differently because guys have been out, you know, and I think tonight really showed the mental fortitude we had throughout the entire game to contain it, Toe. Keep your foot on the pedal. Boy, Um Bogdanovich and Mike Conley and at 18 points apiece for the Jazz, while Alyssa Johnson, making the most of a 10 Day contract led the Nets with 23 points and 15 rebounds. I'm Jim Bernard.
Mitchell scores 27, Jazz rout short-handed Nets 118-88
"And that's without all stars Kevin Durant James harden and curry Irving and the jazz wasted no time jumping to a twenty one point first quarter lead Donovan Mitchell led Utah with twenty seven points we've had a system in my time here where we've played you know differently because guys have been out you know and I think tonight really showed the mental fortitude we had throughout the entire game to continue to to keep my foot on the pedal boy am I gonna mention Mike Conley added eighteen points apiece for the jazz well I was a Johnson making the most of a ten day contract led the nets with twenty three points and fifteen rebounds I'm Jim Bernard
Harden has 25 points, 17 assists, Nets beat Blazers 116-112
"Sports flag. All right. Amy will begin with the embassy, where James Harden battled through a sore neck toe lead the Nets in Portland. Harden up top trick stays with them comes left around a screen. Take it in the corner. Johnson a three and elected, It's good for Tyler Johnson off the assist from James Harden. Pardon with his 14th assist 14 of a career high tying 17 for hardened to extend the Brooklyn lead in the fourth. Chris Carino had that call on next radio nets Hang on to beat the Blazers won 16 to 1
A brief guide to NFTs
"May have heard news recently about the auction house christie's announcing that an artist by the name of people sold a piece of artwork for more than sixty nine million dollars big price tag. The hurt the third highest price for living artists. Here's the thing though. This piece of artwork isn't actually a physical work of art that you would hang in your home it's all digital it's only digital. The work was sold through what is called an nfc. it is growing technology. That is being used a lot recently. You've probably heard the term. Nf teased quite a bit in the news recently. Some examples of this of the nba has a new collectible service called nba. Top shot where you basically are collecting highlights from nba games. So for example you might see a dunk. That lebron james makes in a game you can go to this site and you can bid on that highlight and quote owned the highlight and that is how the service works We've also seen some other people really get involved in it as well Kansas city chiefs quarterback pat mahomes launched his own digital art gallery using these tesla ceo elon. Musk recently sold a tweet of his as an nfc which seems absolutely bizarre but it gets to the big question for some of the listeners out there potentially what isn't nfc. We're going to try to break it down a little bit here. We have a lot more of this available on tech dot usa. Today dot com. So we're gonna try to give you a cliffs note version of this but to explain it simply as simply as you can for something as complicated as this. Nfc stands for non fungible token so the way it works is if you're looking at something that's fungible. It is something that's easily interchangeable. Think about money for example if we each have a twenty dollar bill we can exchange twenty dollar bills and the values the same and it really doesn't make a difference with an nfc or a non fungible token each of them are unique. Each of them are different. So i might have an nf t and you might have in an f. T. we can't trade them value for value for each other because the values of different because they're unique they're different in a variety of ways. So that's what makes them non fungible so basically what it is is because it's digital. It's not a physical thing you have. It is basically a piece of data that that you own something. So in the case of the bidder at christie's auction he owns a piece of artwork in the case of someone who saw a really cool james harden layup or pass. They owned that clip online on nba. Top shot And we've seen some other weird applications for this technology to But the way it works is it's all done using blockchain technology now for the listeners that are saying to themselves. okay wait blockchain. i don't know what you're talking about here. so blockchain works like this. It is basically. It's kind of like a cloud storage database and what it does is it tracks transactions of items or assets. Let's take something like bitcoin. For example which is a currency that. I'm sure you've heard of quite a bit Something that a lot of people used to buy things online. So you have. Bitcoin and bitcoin is built on blockchain. So what happens is when you have this blockchain technology it is tracking every time someone is using. Bitcoin keeps track of wind. Bitcoin is transferred from one person to the other for a purchase. And that's essentially what it's built on so if you look at all. The history of bitcoin has an open blockchain. It's essentially an open database where you can review the history of all the transactions that have been done through blockchain. Now you don't see people's names or ideas or anything like that but it has a regular tracking of where this bitcoin is going and so that's kind of entities are instead of a bitcoin. It's this and f. T. and it's the same principle where it using this blockchain technology it's tracking every time this nfc's ownership is transferred. And you have a ledger and accounting of every which way this has been sold or resold and so on and so forth. You know you obviously can do this with bitcoin and economically. Do this with stuff like a tweet or an artwork or in the case of a article. New york post. Someone did it with the sound of their own farts. Which again if someone's willing to buy that sure that's great but there you go. That's that's how far we've gotten with all this experts. I've talked to have said that. One of the big benefits to this is the security Because these blockchain's arc run by one central company or one central administrator there on peer to peer networks which means they're spread out across lots of computers. So there's really no one place these are stored and so because they're spread out. It's much harder for someone to say. Go in an altar records that are recorded on a blockchain. So that's one of the big things and there's a lot of talk to from experts that this might be the wave of the future one expert. I talked to recently had said that you know one possibility. Is there used to track land titles and deeds so for example instead of dealing with those mountains of paperwork that you have to deal with. When you're buying a house or selling a house or things like that you would do it all using this blockchain technology and it would be done on the computer. And it'd be much simpler wireless paper while signatures and that. That is a very fascinating us. Obviously we're very far away from a lot of this stuff. All the stuff right now feels very strange in new. And there's really a lot of hype around it. So that's why we're seeing weird stuff like people selling their own individual tweet as an nf t- It makes everything on the internet. Feel like it's a commodity Whether that lasts again. It's too early to say. I think you know. Obviously there's a lot of hype around this and it's definitely worth watching because you know i if this all you know goes as it seems like experts have suggested i mean this could really changed the way we do things in terms of buying and selling and dealing with all those Types of this on the internet So we'll see where all this technology
Irving, Harden help Nets beat Wizards in Griffin's debut
"Kylie Irving scored twenty eight points to James harden had twenty six to lead the next to a one thirteen one oh six victory over the wizards Blake Griffin made his nets debut and dumped for the first time since December two thousand nineteen Nicolas Claxton added sixteen points including two three point plays down the stretch to help hold off the wizards Russell Westbrook had twenty nine points thirteen rebounds and thirteen assists for Washington the nets victory coupled with the seventy Sixers win over the Knicks keeps Brooklyn one game behind Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference lead I'm Dave Ferrie
Gordon's 38 points lift Magic past Nets, 121-113
"Eric Gordon poured in a season high thirty eight points in the magic held off a fourth quarter charge to end the net six game winning streak one twenty one one thirteen Kerr together is a collective effort and you know that they can score in bunches and yeah we stay composed and we continue to execute Evan Fournier had thirty one points for the magic who overcame Kyra Irving season high forty three points to end a nine game losing streak Nikola vucevic added twenty two points fourteen rebounds and eight assists for Orlando the magic lead one oh three eighty four through three quarters but the nets opened the fourth with a sixteen one run nets guard James harden scored nineteen points but missed eleven of his fifteen shots I'm Dave Ferrie
Does Lebron James Deserve More MVP Awards?
"Let me tell you what. Lebron james is notorious for a other than skipping town. Go to another team other than that you know what. He's famous for taking his foot off the gas to a regular seasons when he went back to cleveland. You remember that he was like i don't mean to have the number one seed. I don't need to kill myself during the regular season. that's why he didn't win. Mvp's he undersea deserve to have more last year. Janas was the mvp unwanted convincingly and overwhelmingly. Why bernie 'cause the year before. John is wanted and lashio. Jonah's had better numbers than the year before. And the milwaukee bucks had the best record in the nba. Lebron james was really shocked because he had some false narrative going on that he was the mvp. Come on bernie has some humility. You don't have to do that. Politics will knock it you an. Mvp saying goes true. Greatness needs no self promotion. And we've talked about this probably at least once in every show we've done robin that is lebron is incredibly insecure about his legacy. If he's really the king what is he. Allow these things to get under his skin. He did it last. September when he lost out on the mvp then he says well. What really pisses me off. Allie got sixteen votes out of. That's what really pisses me up. Look if you want to continue to die in this hill lebron. You're going to continue to be seen as petty and al kuzina says the mvp's very political award. Yeah so is the mvp and major league baseball in the nfl. Probably the nhl and the heisman trophy right on down the line. Linda brown goes on to say. I don't sit around thinking about it or crying about it. That's what he just said that's all. He does time even when they won the championship last year and i gave him top credit. Lebron fan never will be better given top credit. Because the lakers are a franchise of eras you had to wilt air the jabbar air the magic the kobe and shaq era negative lebron air to win a championship and when he did the first thing he does say i want my damn respect do what he. What are you constantly begging for. What exactly is it. What happened in because you know why bernie it tells you all you need to know. He knows deep down. He's not the best player all time he knows his michael jordan. That's why it's always looking for these other things to add to his resume. That's why he he wants an mvp and you know what he sees now. He seems j. He sees james harden in brooklyn without a kevin durant and they've won fourteen out of fifteen or whatever the number is bernie and and he's looking going and when a went out to lakers stumbled he's not going to win the
Should LeBron James have more MVP awards? Yes, but it's complicated
"All right fellas. Let's keep moving here. Big baller brand versus the king. Wanna talk about this game last night so lamelo basically saying to us. I mentioned this yesterday. That it's just another game playing lebron and as for lebron. It was just another day in the office. Thirty seven eighty six became then talked about a potential fifth. Mvp award lebron running or here my name of some of the best basketball players in the league this year again. it would mean a lot At my age What i'm able to do what i've been doing this whole season You know what our brains at a table every single night on both sides of the floor. it would mean a unbelievable thing for me personally. Is my career so to see what a chips may. Kyle kuzma reiterating. That sediment saying you should want eight or nine guys. We haven't had this conversation in a while. The last time i asked you max i think you had. Joel embiid as your guy. So where are you now. Who do you think's the biggest threat to lebron for. Mvp i used to be very clear. Lebron's the mvp. This moment and beat has now missed too much time. And he's presently hurt. Lebron is the mvp of the league at this moment. The easy answer to who's the biggest threat is james harden. He's playing the best basketball of his career. And that's really saying something and kyrie's been great and have been other great james harden you watch him now. You're watching basketball. Genius like the combination of scoring from anywhere on the floor at historically elite levels combined with the kind of court vision and unselfishness and setting up his teammates that he has shown in brooklyn in the service of winning has been remarkable however pardon also miss time in the beginning of the season because he won on the team. He's on the rockets and he was forcing his way off the rockets. So let me make a suggestion here. I considered yokich best offensive player in the league this year. I think stephen the biggest threat to lebron james. Mvp is damian. Lillard damian lillard a man that you have sat up here right in that spot and apologized to on. I take on this show for ignoring we. We all know him in apology. Dropped thirty six last night. Is he has a colt. Euro kind of status in the nba. Everyone loves this guy used the most clutch player in the league. That is you nets like unanimous consensus that please if not most clutch player damian lillard. He's averaging thirty points a night with assist everything you want. He has taken team decimated by injury destroyed by injury no mccollum until recently and their fourth in the western conference the fourth best record tied for fourth best in the western conference. He's the sentimental favourite. He's playing mvp level. He's shown leadership we all know he has not been recognized. Enough hardens miss time with his team and beads now hurt that you look at each candidate on other teams and lillard is at least as good as any of them. I think he's the biggest lebron's the mvp lillard is biggest threat.
James Harden has triple-double, short-handed Nets top Pacers
"James harden carried the short handed nets to the fourteenth victory in their last fifteen games providing forty points fifteen assists and ten rebounds and one twenty four one fifteen when it Indiana was our effort no Sir she answered we did a good job just get after harden carried the load while the nets played without Kevin Durant Kyra Irving and Blake Griffin he tied the game at ninety six with a runner in the lane igniting a thirteen for Ron Joe Harris finished with nineteen points and Jeff green added fifteen with nine boards as the nets moved into a first place tie with the seventy Sixers in the Eastern Conference Malcolm Brogdon had twenty two points to lead the Pacers scoring for the fifth time in his last six starts I'm Dave very
Irving's 34, Harden's triple-double help Nets edge Knicks
"The Brooklyn nets won for the thirteenth time in their last fourteen games hanging on to beat their cross river rivals the New York Knicks one seventeen to one twelve the mistrust their latest winning streak to five games by jumping out to an eighteen point lead than hanging on at the next have a chance to tie in their last possession hi we are being led Brooklyn with thirty four points James harden and thirty three along with fifteen assists and fifteen rebounds Julius Randle was call for controversial travel at the end top the next with thirty three points I'm Tom Mariam
"james harden" Discussed on The Jump
"But on the other side. James was saying he was like you say. I gave them everything i gave them everything. Apparently his everything wasn't good enough to bring a shipped to houston. And that's all you can ask for from player. So i understand his frustration As veterans league as all time player. He's made all the money shoe contract. He's done everything he could do. A game of basketball now. He just wants to win a championship and got frustrating for coach steve. Nash was asked about this. Also this morning. And i'm just read off my laptop fiat. I think james carry that team for many years. He said gave them everything he had so since he asked for a trade he said i think that this is steve nash. She said. I think this was a very small sample size since he asked for the trade and he said it's fairly a relevant if you're discussing james's overall character or whether he's going to be a problem or not. I think you'd agree with that. Right totally agree. And i think john is hard now really. He sees the trophy. And so you. You're gonna get the best james harden right now. I really do believe that. And i think you know when you get into these these tussles You know these. These squabbles is always going to be a little messy. Let's be real about there the day everybody one houston dot a heck of a deal with the players. Got the picks that they got the exceptions. All that good stuff and brooklyn got a hell of a all time player like he taught do. Do expect a relationship. Breakup to know moved all the time. I remember one. That's just the way but it is certainly unusual and all i would like to say that brooklyn has now given away pretty much the same. You know you're just compared to your trade. Would they gave away for you. Maybe that wipes some of that slate clean as well all right guys before we go the nba just announced. Two more wizards games have had to be postponed. This of course because of ongoing contact tracing within the team they do not have the league required eight available players to proceed scheduled games against the cavaliers. This sunday and monday's we'll keep an eye on that next pollen..
"james harden" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"The hoop collective podcast. We talk about the which we are doing on wednesday afternoon. We had a little bit of nba news today. Joining us from dallas He was houston rockets. Be writer or you know. One of the teams covered while he continue to cover the rocks after today Is timothy band mcmahon. I don't bail when times get tough. How partners joining us smoke in. California is Marc spears from the undefeated. Hello mark i remember. When stephen jackson knickknacks lasts for a trade. I was back in the fun days of. Hey if if harden all hard and had to do was make a couple of comments and a press conference get traded. He probably was like. Maybe i should have done this. Maybe a month ago. I you know i think he put it in a pretty good effort a month ago when he was part in atlanta vegas while training camp was. I think he rated the worst. This ain't like they suddenly started talks After last night this thing has been in motion for a while. Obviously but did it. But you don't get pushed into end zone though maybe got it over. Maybe it you know it got the rockets to the point of saying okay. Let's take the best offer. That's on the table at this point Listen the rockets. Didn't get exactly what they wanted. Okay they didn't. There's not a franchise. A young franchise cornerstone hadn't houston Victory depot has been that sort of player. Obviously he's coming off a some major injuries which he'll fit right in with that with the rockets with boogie cousins and defend john wall the former all stars with major injuries. But they the. The young french has cornerstone. The rockets did not get now. The package of picks woo a show. Let's go over real quick. I mean people probably know within this podcast but So brooklyn goes all in here. Sense four cents. Three of their draft picks twenty two twenty four twenty six unprotected correct everything detected everything. Dan pick swaps in twenty one. Twenty three and twenty five passed up a a appropriate. This gone one. Twenty three twenty five twenty seven four pick swaps unprotected and. there's a part of the other branches deal with cleveland. Cleveland senna bucks. Twenty twenty two first round pick to houston houston gets four first round picks all in protected. They even that bucks bekker's unprotected by the way she. Something crazy happened Form protected pick swaps Jared allen ends up in jared allen and taurean prince end up in cleveland Rhody ku klux. He ends up in houston or was he ended up sleeping now. He's he's houston okay Charissa goes to houston. Houston makes a separate trade to bring in victory depot which i found fascinating. We'll talk about in a little bit So this is a gigantic calls. One of the. It's probably the biggest draft pick trade ever made on how you value the pick swaps in the paul george trade There was five first round picks in that deal and i believe to pick swaps but I it's hard to compare that deal to this one because that really included kawhi leonard. I know it technically didn't but it was. You know in this deal. Kyri andrey were already there On the roster. You ain't there. We'll talk about that. A little bit too So mcmahon before we really break it down. I here's what i really wanna know. I wanna know how and you don't have the answer. How close do you think they were to a deal with philly because Because that's where they could have gotten the young franchise cornerstone ben. Simmons was absolutely on the table. Yeah i can add something here. In speaking to individuals with knowledge. Ben simmons was prepared to be traded today I don't know if i can say expected to be traded but was prepared to be traded was ready to be traded. They never told him he going to be treated like right but they've obviously got some making up. You know the the they've got a situation extra there. But the reason i wanna know what you think is because because the rockets history with daryl morey here I just wonder how much of an impediment that was obviously had to be a point. Where philly new Where philly knew that this was it. We were either going to do this deal or not. I have to assume raphael stone The rockets general manager daryl. A file chance darrell. We are doing this deal with brooklyn if you don't do this deal. I don't know this for a fact but had to have been somewhere in here unless they cold shortening which i. I don't think that they would have in philly at there was a moment today and maybe it was a moment that was decided awhile ago but there was a it was a moment today when philadelphia had to decide we taking james harden or not and then not for ben simmons. My suspicion is that they just passed and allowed. The brooklyn deal to happen. And because of daryl morey quotient hereon in tillman for tita and all this had to be a fascinating moment. Yeah i mean. There's there's a lot of dynamics at play there. I i you know. Look i think part of the dynamic is it based on what i know. It was not a unanimous. There wasn't a consensus with the sixers that given up. Ben simmons to get james harden was a wise move in the first place and then obviously the nets just overwhelmed the rockets with draft consideration. But look the sixers they could. They could thrown a bunch of swaps in there. And i don't know what exactly they're pick situation as also could have thrown a my understand. His thighbone is on the table. I don't believe i don't. I'm not certain. I don't believe there ever willing to put tarries maxi on the table But i think. I think that your hunch basically what you're saying is if it was even they're leaving. Daryl morey empty-handed i think that's how i mean spears. How could it be even been you know. i know. there's all these draft picks but helmet. What's the chance of any of those picks producing a guy. Like ben simmons who all mba player and under contract and twenty two years old or whatever new. We think back to the nets boston trade Boston ended up getting some good pics out of that but unlike that nets team. I think this team is going to be very successful so not not not when these picture. I mean these are going to extend way past harden kyri prime. That's that's the most are this deal is Just like the most important part of the the okay see deal for You know with a sin. Russ to houston with a picks. Were going to extend way past. It will only last. I don't mean to directly to my piece but a few weeks ago. I wrote a piece about how And the teams more and more. We saw this with New orleans as well with the the deal with with with milwaukee the Their stir. I don't wanna say shorting is the right word because years into the future but they're wagering on their their. They're betting that that brooklyn is going to go into the tank in two or three years and so the twenty to the twenty one twenty two twenty three picks may not be so good but twenty four twenty five zero six that basically..
"james harden" Discussed on The JJ Redick Podcast
"And he is back and he's gotta do you know six negative current virus tests before he can return to full practice with everybody so if that happens when that happens he might enjoy having christian would be able to pick and pop in. Roll down the lane. Throwdown big tab dunks. He might enjoy having john wall on the team. What john wall. What listen with the wizards part of the reason. Why the wizards made that deal with for culture. They wanted the example westbrook sets they. Let's everything david. Aldridge reported that we talked about last week when the deal happened they wanted that culture change and a player who's better and not coming off a ruptured achilles but with john wall. What if it's true that like his point is my bone spurs were removed and i feel more explosive than i did prior to these injuries. What if that's true and we get a john wall who's pretty good pretty comparable to prime john wall. What if james harden likes playing with that guy with the new system. Apparently they want to have more ball movement with the new ball movement. What if james harden likes that like feelings can change quickly and you know the rockets. No heart and more than anybody. They may have seen mood swings from in the pen. The pass were one day or one week or one month. he's unhappy. And then something clicks something changes roster changes at trade makes a change on the roster and they may have seen that behavior change for him to fall in love with the team and the organization again. They know him more than anybody because they've been there day to day with all the demands from him with all the changes he asked for with all the good and all the bad and i see no reason at all to take anything now and i even i would go as far to say i think taking it through the deadline if your team is at least on the playoff bubble at least like six seven eight in the in the west even that to me is reason enough because where is that offer that is acceptable for an mvp candidate. Where is it. no i. you're probably right. And i think this is probably somebody were along. The way probably did a pretty good convincing job of like. Hey let's all just play nice. Can you just do this. yes. I racist value trite. Show up say all the right things be a pro and we will continue to look for a deal. Yeah the help us help you thing. You know what i mean. We understand we understand and this might be over but there's a season that's about to get played. So how about this show up be cool. Be stephen silas. Say the right things do the right things. And.
"james harden" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Okay but you know. Kevin makes up a good point. It's a fair point. I also you know. Obviously daryl morey Has seen a lot of james harden up close and personal and you know done. A lot of james harden is the best player in basketball. I talk. I truly believe that he at least is closer to believing that not you know i would say best other than the broad as what he really believes and listen. They're like. I don't know how long your window is of joel embiid's prime just because zeo big guy within injury issues. Whatever i do think that james harden absolutely significantly raises their ceilings and increases your odds of winning a title in the in the what three to four year window that You know that he's still going to be well. And darryl peak canada and barrels number one priority in his career even though he gets so much credit for analytics and so much credit for arbitrage trades and so much credit for creative contracts. They're more has and always will be about stars about superstars he is. He is no different than red auerbach in that regard right but so but to go back to the other thing more about stars because he subscribes to the theory that the stars of the most under paid players and basketball and they are right like in their prime. Like it's not that. Oh you know. Daryl morey is a star screw right like it's oh there's a salary cap in this league which means that lebron james by value in production should make one hundred million dollars but the league conspires to pay them less than half of that. Oh steph arenas prime we can go down the list maury into stars in so far as they represent a greater value their contracts. If and i agree with with with tim here i think james probably provide you more than what is making this year. Forty one million in value. This year i agree. So if daryl's priority is this season yeah james. He's in a james harden because james harden provides more than forty one million dollars in value is going to provide more than forty four next season. And maybe i'll tell you what i'm guessing that darryl runs the numbers and i'm not sure. He pro cruises fifty fifty one. Whatever the hell the number is going to be in twenty twenty three and so that's why he's into start. It's not that old stars are fun. It's stars are underpaid. While speaking of superstars the houston rockets. Got a kemalism on in one thousand nine hundred eighty four three draft. Okay eighty three a whatever. Sure your drift. I'm show magnets. It took them another twenty. I mean yeah was a Was a great player but he was not akeem. It took them another twenty. Whatever years almost thirty years to get another player of that caliber. You try to weigh james harden. It'd be hit the lottery and a couple years better. Be careful because you know the thunder on your draft position. Those protections might matter which by the way you know it's interesting that trade trade interesting because the thunder backload. You know the thunder when they made the deal figured that westbrook in arden. We're going to be you know good for a few years. And they back loaded and they got the swaps and the picks and twenty four twenty five and twenty six but oh yeah they got a swap and twenty one just as like a little insurance policy and so you may say well what is it stopped for protected so if the rockets get in the lottery win win the lottery slots they'd be able keep it but i would say well you know the thunder rebuilding. What what value is that in the thunder. Probably gonna maybe have the fifth tick. Whether are they going to swap it with well. The thunder setup the trade so that they can swap their pick or the miami heat. Pick that they have so that little aspect of the trade where they they built in a twenty twenty one swap. Right could be pretty good. But what i'm just saying here is like you trade and this is another reason why this is such a massive moment for raphael stone. Whose the new general manager the reality is. You may go another twenty years before you get to play james heart now in the case of the The the pelicans they had karma or luck or whatever you want to say. If davis goes they win the lottery and they get a player. Maybe zion becomes a superstar. Maybe he does and but they they got the black swan moment you know and so their situation is a little bit different But you know this is the reality who janas. We're gonna talk about in a minute here. You know i've talked about this kareem abdul-jabbar walks out the door and nineteen seventy four says. I'm i'd like to leave. The bucks have gone forty six years and haven't been back to the finals. You send away a guy like james harden. It could be a long time before you get a guy like james harden back and that's why we can sit here and talk about it and try to get the trade machine going and do all this stuff. This is a gigantic freaking moment. For your franchise gye and you're asking somebody who's never executed a trade like this to do and you're asking him to do it under duress and very very publicly. It's hard man. It's really really hard. I got john wall back. Russell westbrook i hate to put it like this the rocket fans but like you know houston has been a hub of the nba since they got harden and because of mcgrady and because of how they've generally been a hub for a long time. Ask the phoenix suns. How fleeting this can be asked. The phoenix suns. Okay ask the st Minnesota timberwolves. They lost garnett. How's life ben. Since then is it going to you know. They haven't had our net since two thousand eight. They've missed the playoffs. Fifteen of.
"james harden" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"He would say ain't nothing in the nba going to be a better roses And so it may just made me smile that he was Using one of his dad's phrases but As you said to me when i was happy to hear that quote you said it's not only. Is it not roses. It's all thorns for him all none of the pedals and this is The nature of being a head coach during these types of situations. The head coach has to be in front of the cameras every day. The front office. Although tillman for titas still giving interviews he was on. Cnbc he's got his weekly cnbc parents he asked to. You know. listen which he. He didn't reveal anything on his. Cnbc appearances week but at least he was on television. Answering questions about james harden. It wasn't much of an answer. He basically said james harden wants to win a ring. I hope with the rockets. That's essentially what he said Kevin You've been around a long enough time to see these things play out Everyone's endgame is transparent here hardness trying to make the rockets trade him now and the rockets are standing up to him We have seen stuff like this happened before. But not quite in this vein where you know. There's the whole pandemic thing and he's out Partying what do you think is the What do you think is the next stage of what's gonna what's going to happen here. I mean tim's right. That's the funny thing about this whole sock. The raw facts are the same as they were a week. Twelve days fourteen days ago. This is a guy who doesn't want to be here and he would. He is identified places he would rather be. I mean it's in the middle. It's a fascinating situation right like three three issues right. The first is will call it teammate rocketed. nba citizen right and that is like teams getting ready for camp. You got a new coach kind of a pick. Your male anatomy move here. You know like like it's a bad. Look it's actually bad behavior within the context of being an nba and rock rockets leader in citizen. And then you have kind of the main american citizen that that is number two respective of whether or not you think. The rockets deserve or stephen silas deserves a measure of class. There is the hey. You're an influential person in the culture and your partying without a mask in like very close quarters like you know it has been a struggle for there to be consensus in this country about just general behavior about how to protect one another like he's kind of flouting it right. And then there's the real politic and look can't grudge. Pardon anything he like. He has the power in the situation. There about five people on the planet earth who can play basketball at the level. James harden compla- it and if he wishes to spend his time and as you say nocturnal venues than than soviet. And if you would like to be out of there and would like to stick whatever digit in the eyes of whomever that is well within the boundaries. What's interesting. Brian and tim is like bowl. Posts keeps getting move. It used to be had one year left garrett. You know before the option and so i'm going to let the team know and maybe they can deal me because they'll get something for it then. You kind of had the trade deadline in year ma. One minus point one point five right and then now it's like t minus two full seasons. Look at what point is are we in a league where i don't care if a guy is in year one or its trae line of two of five he basically says. Get me out of here like that's to me. The interesting point is are we going to get to a league where contracts mantra like like you. Don't yet you technically control the player that's language. I've never been particularly comfortable with. But actually the player is well within his boundaries to sort of demand trade. And you know very well could humiliate the franchise. If you don't see too that well. I mean this is one of these things talent. The contract is over when the talent says that. It's over exactly. This has been true in entertainment businesses for a long time What i would say by the way. Real quick mcmahon. You reported today that So so over. The last weekend the nba came out with new rules for players about what they could do off the court and specifically they said you cannot go to nightclubs. You cannot go to casinos and you can really go to restaurants unless they're on some list which will be forthcoming Probably in in rhode cities. There's gonna be some restaurants that they're going to identify bryant. Never been more excited for a press. Release and i come. Wait for this list. I'm fascinated to see what the league with fifty even going to be published but mcmahon is is the hardened violated that new rule within twenty four hours because he used he used that covert fifty whatever page kovic protocol manual as toilet paper okay or the said that there could be fines or suspensions for violating. Those rules is the so you report. I've checked i've checked in and to this point there's you know the nba has has Shown no inclination to to discipline. So here's my question. You reported today that he now has to go through six days of negative tests right and that started tuesday so he's got his yeah is that his quote unquote punishment that has to be out for six days instead of three usually three right. Yeah and i mean look the fact that he was not a punch and what it reminds me of you know an election. The little sister speller and she's thrilled like punishment if he's riding her bike around omaha keep me out longer. Yeah yeah please. Don't make me go back so but a twelve day. Quarantine lake i mean in adam. Silver's nda finds pre disciplinary. Finds have essentially been eviscerated. You pretty much got a got to really you know. Throw a punch to get find in the nba and it's not just during the pandemic and you know adam silver his just disciplined for players. And i'm not. I'm not to be missed misinterpret here but sorta like petty offenses like you guys. Get away with stuff all the time. Does adam silver is. I mean he is the complete opposite of david stern..
"james 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.
"james harden" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"It's a situation. Now where the rockets you know. based on what. They're being told well he says he's coming. He says he's coming. He's says he's coming and it's really kind of a a day to day thing on the face of the franchise is actually going to To show up while the rest the teams going through training camp. Yeah yeah tim. All of this brings to mind a particularly dysfunctional relationship. That also has what seems to be a severe power imbalance and and last week. That new head coach. Stephen silas he got asked. How is he dealing with all of this. How's he dealing with disgruntled globetrotting james harden from my perspective. My communication has been. I'm giving you space. And that's kind of where it's been as far as my communication with him now guys like that need that they need to figure it out and they need to. They don't need someone banging on them all the time to kind of figure out where they're at and whatnot. So what does that approach. Sound like to you. You know. it sounds like to me a head coach. Who understands that. He has no choice but to bend over backwards and try to make this work no matter how much of a mess his superstar is trying to make the situation because the rockets plan at this point and these things are obviously always fluid. But they're playing at this. Point is to go into the season. When james harden on the roster they absolutely refused to be rushed into trading a perennial. Mvp candidate for sixty seventy cents on the dollar. They think look we can be competitive with this roster ginning james would calm down and you know. Maybe that's ridiculously optimistic. But i'm just telling you what they're thinking. So what stephen silas going to say. He better get his bleep bleep in here. How do you think that's going do anything to improve the situation. So i mean again. You've got a guy who has twenty two years of experience as an nba. Assistant coach has worked his entire life for this opportunity and is being blatantly disrespected to the point where the guy's not even given him the courtesy of any kind of communication at this point and he has to sit there and answer questions. It's it's not exactly an enviable situation. Stephen size finds himself in right now. So i want to be clear about this to ten. Why does james harden want out. Where does he want to go what we know about what. He is demanding just to be blatantly. Honest i i wish i could give you something. That is either from the horse's mouth or at least from you know the man next to the horse. But i you know i. I've i've not talked to anybody that is either. I haven't talked to james harden. And i haven't talked to anybody in his very tight inner circle despite obviously my attempts. So you know again. This is my interpretation based on the information that i have which is directly from james harden. But it's clear that he feels like the rockets window of being a legitimate championship. Contender has closed. And really it comes down to this. James harden has been heavily involved in berry influential on all the moves. The rockets have made to get white howard and tabu dwight howard to get chris paul and the booth chris paul to get russell westbrook and then that thing and so the next time. James harden is going to be paired with a bona fide superstar. No disrespect to john. Wall coming off a two year series injury absence. It's very clear that james harden to be the ones to pack his bags and so you know why he. He's got his bags packed. He just hadn't landed with another nba team yet. He's you know touring with little baby. So the nets are the team that we all hear about. Yes when it comes to wear hard and wants to go but are there other teams ten that are conceivably substitutes for what brooklyn is offering. Well and straight up. If the rockets trade. James harden to the brooklyn nets. They are settling for sixty or seventy cents on the dollar. They are making a deal that they would have to pinch their nose to make as just the way it is. They want a legitimate young franchise cornerstone and a massive package of picks and while the nets have a lot of her several good very good players. They can put a deal. There's not a young franchise cornerstone on that roster cares the vert is not a perennial all-star type of talent and so obviously the team that you're going to hear the most about the team that makes the most sense is the team you know we're down warriors and as the philadelphia seventy sixers a ben simmons plus a big package of pics. Then that is a hypothetical deal. That certainly makes a lot of sense. And if you're if you're asking me to make a wild guess of the way this thing of eventually ends up. That would be my guess. All right tim coming up. I want to look at some of the reasons why a sixers trade may not happen. 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"james 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.
"james harden" Discussed on Through the Wire
"I know I know I know, but I'm saying from the standpoint that the that those are the next guy's number two options, right? I don't know because I think appellate this fits perfectly would James Hardie. Okay. Okay. Out of his Capella after Capello who was better who wanna rockets is better than Malcolm broad, nobody. Nobody who wanna rock better, nobody robot. Okay. So they have better support game right now. But I don't know if that should that be determining factor navy p to me it is because we talking about the most valuable player because I'm gonna go to him as worse than other one facts. I understand that. But let's go back to like previous MVP's like last year who's the less hard. He had the same exact same right before that Russell Westbrook. That's that's the definition of caring team. Because that's he was not very good years before we had we had Steph curry who steelhead Klay. Thompson was not a fantasy remind being my vote. He didn't get my not at that year. He he was supposed to get it because they were on the seventy three games. They was they was crazy dominate Janas offering to winnow damn seven three. But the Pri the year the first one that he wants James harden or. Two-time if you know somebody even three I know that I wasn't going for curry. But to me about it, you gotta take so much for me. Personally. I don't know how everybody else do when they when they vote, but I love this the story line that goes along with I think that's why James harden has hand fourteen see and now they're back up to one fourth. Any not only doing score on by. He's giving out ten to fifteen says a game. He's getting the rebounds that he had a lot of good rebounds late night game as some crazy precise passes. The warriors were pulling away. Mouse has also through that lob clink appello. He had his back. Yeah. That was a big one. So yeah, we gotta we gotta tip couldn't cappella to. He really held it down form. Like you sell. Some rivers was real big. When I shall the question. When Chris Paul went down, I cannot remember everybody's initial reaction. Or was there a sense of like Danis differ 'cause they were struggling already with them. James harden had missed like three or four games. If I remember when Chris Paul went out with the reaction. I oh, man. It was another blow today team. They were going to lose Chris Paul again. And it was I believe it was a hamstring injury. Something against another hashing, right? He can miss a couple of weeks. I thought it was a fourteen see more hanging around that area. James harden already in and out. And then you lose Chris Paul develop situation. I think more my reaction after that after the injuries like they're going to be paying him forty million dollars. If it's they gave him max contract. He's already declining the day after he gets that max that they were. I think even when we talked about them during their their days where they were struggling we always said they're going to make this is not gonna miss the playoffs. And I think even gone now he's struggling as he's planning out. He needs to be there for the playoffs. That's the biggest thing. He just needs to release some of that pressure. James? I'm honestly with Kenny my whole reaction to this whole thing. I love MVP talk and all that is fun. And I like the fact that it's real close because. I'm with hard and right now as of Jane where he fits buffet byu fist. I might be right back with John because we can't ignore the doing. But as entertaining as this is fun as is. And I think I'm all I'm also remember this LeBron is gonna patiently let himself do what he had to do. And these Lakers one in four when he come back all it is hype..
"james 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.
"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"If you want lebron the last two weeks and you watch james harden and you still think hardens a more valuable player i can't help you there's nothing i can do like like i'm not gonna argue with you like i'm going to i'm there are certain things in life i'm not gonna argue in one of them is if you and i are going to sit and go back and forth and you can actually watch lebron james who has been the most valuable player in every playoff series winner lose he's been in ten years and then you watch james harden james harden wasn't the most valuable guard on his team if you'd have voted mvp in this series i would've said steph one katie to chris paul three then i'd get into clay and harden and either one i would have been fine with i mean so again if you if you if you argue but here's what i would say the nba mvp awards becoming the heisman trophy i love college football but i have said this for ten years the ratings have been going down on the heisman for like five straight years there's a reason you figured it out it's a stupid award it doesn't mean anything it's the same position same ten schools it stat padding big twelve quarterbacks are great they go to the nfl they can't play the reason heisman award is become it's to parochial the voting's provincial it's absurd the southern voters vote for their guy the west coast voters vote for their guy the midwest guys texas guys vote for their guy parochial done meeting thing this is what's becoming of the nba mvp but colin but colin it's a regular season award that's why james harden one and yet during the regular season i kept screaming he ain't that valuable.
"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Around fact kevin durant regularly in the series disappeared in the fourth quarter in fact when chris paul was healthy and on the floor until he got hurt houston was the better team in this series golden state is a great group of current players but you can push him around and that is not debatable and to be an all time great dynasty you gotta give me more nasty not enough nasty they're going to win it again but i don't look at them the same after last night let me shift gears to this we all know 'cause you guys pay attention there is a gap between the regular season and the playoffs i'm not telling you i mean they have different awards there's a different physicality allowed everybody knows that and i'm gonna ask a question that i think any reasonable basketball fan would have to ask themselves not just because he missed fifty nine threes in the series how do i not think less of james harden's morning me roll out some real truth when he was healthy chris paul was the most valuable not just player he was the most important guard houston had you cannot deny that steph curry for seven games was the most valuable guard total in the series three different moments took over games can argue that and guard klay thompson one game six mostly by himself when i am listing now is not total players i'm listing guards and i think you can make the argument klay thompson won a game himself harden didn't over seven games curry had three different moments elevated his team to a win harden didn't and when chris paul was healthy he appeared to be the offense in the second half of games what four and five he was more valuable than james harden so james harden just among guards.
"james harden" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Let's not forget that factor when it comes to us because of what james harden brings to the table the man is sensational and there is no debate any longer fatherm concerned james harden is the league mvp speaking of mvp to the nfl and to the nba plays associated could you please get rid of that ridiculous play a ceremony understand you want to be independent and establish your own thing and all of that other stuff that is nonsense finding out after the season's over who's the league mvp and having some ceremony where russell westbrook is sitting there and celebrating with is contemporaries i'm sure you appreciate it that i'm sure it was very very nice gesture but here's the bottom line and the reality eighteen to twenty thousand people walked into an walked into an arena fortyone nights a year last year during the regular season in oklahoma city to watch russell westbrook play don't you think it would have been nice if the typical traditional stuff happened where you get on it with the mvp award and then you go to mid court while you're still in the playoffs and you get to host a damn trophy in front of all of those fans who have been cheering you on all year loan i understand the maverick mentality and a level of independence that the players association wants to wants to display believe me i get it but damn doesn't have to be with everything.
"james 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.
"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Language of james harden years ago and i'm like it's not great and i was also noticing this with carmelo derek rose and often kobe bryant i'm not picking on westbrook i think the game is changed you have to recruit other stars you have to worry about spacing it used to be two stars one in this league it doesn't anymore you have to have a multitude of guys now that the warriors have clay and staff and draymond and k d and a great coach and a great system i'm not anti westbrook i am however over the last three years trying to spot and project a trend and when i watched him and harden last night i saw him is the same player largely three years ago i think harden has separated i love watching harden play he comes down in control he always has what i would call a plan you watched james harden come down he looks at the floor he looks at the spacing he vowed here's to the sought he's got a plan on every possession that's what lebron does westbrook sometimes does a lot of times it's it's copa under in miles an hour and what happens happens and with that oh boy you know you know nick rights going to disagree with me a lot today via the coward global satellite network okay there's two ways to go first of all you love harden i was the reluctant james harden fan i.
"james 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.
"james 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.