35 Burst results for "James Harden"
Heat beat 76ers 99-90 in Game 6 to advance to East finals
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Harden, Embiid power 76ers past Heat, even series 2-2
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Adebayo, Butler lead Heat past 76ers 119-103 in Game 2
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Siakam scores 34 as Raptors avoid sweep, beat 76ers 110-102
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Embiid hits winning 3 in OT, 76ers beat Raptors for 3-0 lead
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Maxey breaks out for 38 points, 76ers beat Raptors in Game 1
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Embiid has 41 points, 20 rebounds as Sixers down Pacers
"Jo Jo Jo Jo Ellan Ellan Ellan Ellan beat beat beat beat is is is is the the the the NBA's NBA's NBA's NBA's presumptive presumptive presumptive presumptive scoring scoring scoring scoring champion champion champion champion after after after after his his his his impressive impressive impressive impressive double double double double double double double double what what what what the the the the seventy seventy seventy seventy Sixers Sixers Sixers Sixers past past past past the the the the Pacers Pacers Pacers Pacers one one one one thirty thirty thirty thirty three three three three one one one one twenty twenty twenty twenty N. N. N. N. B. B. B. B. boarding boarding boarding boarding forty forty forty forty one one one one points points points points on on on on fourteen fourteen fourteen fourteen of of of of seventeen seventeen seventeen seventeen from from from from the the the the field field field field and and and and beat beat beat beat also also also also had had had had twenty twenty twenty twenty rebounds rebounds rebounds rebounds or or or or we we we we should should should should one one one one by by by by one one one one the the the the dog dog dog dog bit bit bit bit so so so so if if if you you you are are are dominating dominating dominating you you you know know know ten ten ten sure sure sure open open open a a a lot lot lot of of of ways ways ways what what what is is is offensive offensive offensive and and and defensive defensive defensive you you you sometimes sometimes sometimes using using using the the the numbers numbers numbers from from from Boston Boston Boston numbers numbers numbers all all all short short short James James James harden harden harden had had had twenty twenty twenty two two two points points points and and and fourteen fourteen fourteen assists assists assists for for for the the the Sixers Sixers Sixers who who who still still still have have have a a a shot shot shot at at at the the the third third third seed seed seed in in in the the the east east east Tobias Tobias Tobias Harris Harris Harris and and and Tyrese Tyrese Tyrese Maxey Maxey Maxey each each each had had had eighteen eighteen eighteen points points points for for for Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia which which which led led led by by by twenty twenty twenty one one one in in in the the the first first first half half half I'm I'm I'm Dave Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie Ferrie
Pascal Siakam has triple-double, Raptors beat 76ers 119-114
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Bey's late scoring surge helps Pistons top 76ers 102-94
"City city based based scored scored half half of of his his twenty twenty points points in in the the final final forty forty half half minutes minutes of of the the pistons pistons one one oh oh two two ninety ninety four four victory victory over over the the seventy seventy Sixers Sixers they they provided provided seven seven points points and and nine nine run run that that gave gave the the pistons pistons a a one one oh oh two two eighty eighty nine nine lead lead with with one one fifty fifty four four left left K. K. Cunningham Cunningham scored scored twenty twenty seven seven points points to to help help Detroit Detroit withstand withstand Jo Jo Ellan Ellan beat beat thirty thirty seven seven points points and and fifteen fifteen rebounds rebounds Detroit's Detroit's bench bench outscored outscored the the Sixers Sixers backups backups thirty thirty ninety ninety eight eight as as the the pistons pistons ended ended a a three three game game skid skid James James harden harden had had eighteen eighteen points points nine nine rebounds rebounds and and seven seven assists assists for for the the seventy seventy Sixers Sixers who who fell fell into into fourth fourth place place in in the the east east in in two two and and a a half half games games behind behind the the conference conference leading leading heat heat I'm I'm Dave Dave very very
Antetokounmpo's 40 points, late block lead Bucks past 76ers
"Yeah I saw that they composed only a one man show as he helped the bucs rally for a one eighty one sixty one over the seventy Sixers either the coop was growing straight points during the stretch from late in the third early in the fourth the pull the Bucks to within four then after making one of two free throws late in the fourth quarter after the compose sealed the win by blocking a potential game tying put back by Joel in beat with one point two seconds left in regulation no matter what happens I have to stay aggressive because I know that's what I want that's when I enjoyed basketball the most the couple finished with a game high forty points Khris Middleton added twenty two James harden had thirty two for the Sixers Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Booker has 35 points, Suns beat 76ers for 8th win in a row
"Devin Booker scored thirty five points to Chris Paul added nineteen with fourteen assists in the sun's eighth win in a row one fourteen one oh four over the seventy Sixers the Sixers took a thirty nine thirty seven lead into the second quarter despite Booker's twenty two points in the first on eight of eleven shooting Phoenix's sixty one fourteen one one shy of tying the franchise season victory record your one B. had thirty seven points and fifteen rebounds for the seventy Sixers but James harden shot just two of eleven in scoring fourteen points on the ferry
Shorthanded Sixers win...LeBron like before
"AP sports I'm check Freeman the quarterback carousel is happening in the NFL Matt Ryan is the latest on the move the twenty sixteen NFL MVP was dealt from Atlanta to Indianapolis for a third round draft pick of the NBA where Philadelphia did not have key pieces Joel Embiid and James harden who sat out with injuries still the Sixers had enough to power by Miami in the fourth quarter one thirteen one oh six lebron James went back to Cleveland scored thirty eight leading the LA Lakers past the cavs won thirty one one twenty light schedule in the NHL Brad Marchand's goal in the O. T. with the Boston over Montreal three to to make the mackinnon scored in the O. T. as Colorado beat Edmonton three to the Minnesota wild trade for Chicago goalie Marc Andre Fleury's baseball Ryan McMahon agrees to a six year seventy billion dollar deal the state of Colorado seven women's college basketball teams advance to the Sweet Sixteen top seeded North Carolina state along with Michigan Tennessee Notre Dame Ohio state Indiana Arizona and UConn Chuck Freeman AP sports
Maxey scores 28 as 76ers, without Harden, Embiid, beat Heat
"Well that's all they beat and James harden reduction injuries the seventy Sixers pulled away in the fourth quarter for a one thirteen one oh six with with the heat down ninety five ninety two Philadelphia took control with a twenty a six run keep by Tyrese Maxey the score thirteen points in that run capped by a three point basket gave the Sixers a one oh nine one oh one leave with one thirty four to play maxi finished with a game high twenty eight points this is a great feeling you know to see the work that you put in you know come to life in a big game like that shake Milton came off the bench to score twenty Jimmy Butler had twenty seven for Miami Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Embiid, Harden lead 76ers over Mavericks, 111-101
"Jo Ellan beat scored thirty two points on eleven of twenty shooting is the seventy Sixers topped the Mavericks one eleven one oh one and beat had twenty one points by halftime and scored at least thirty for the thirty third time this season James harden had twenty four points thirteen rebounds and seven assists while helping the Sixers make life miserable for Luka don church the Dallas guard had seventeen points and ten assists but missed fifteen of his twenty shots Dodgers was two of ten from beyond the arc former Villanova star Jalen Brunson hit his first seven shots and had a team high twenty four points for the mavs I'm Dave Ferrie
No Bones about it: Denver's Hyland, Jokic beat Embiid, 76ers
"The nuggets got a big fourth quarter effort from guard bones Hyland who came off the bench away Dever dual one fourteen one ten win over the seventy Sixers hi Linda para three point baskets they give the others a three point lead then at the Philadelphia the goal one point lead on a pair of free throws by James harden hi Lynn had a final three that put Denver ahead the state I got down to two opportunities where I was wide open I hate one then there was one in transition I'm I'm let this slide hi let's go twenty one points Nikolay could score twenty two Joe well and been a game high thirty four for the Sixers Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Embiid's 35 points, 16 points lead 76ers over Magic in OT
"Joe well indeed had a double double in the seventy Sixers rally to beat the magic one sixteen one fourteen on overtime and beat at thirty five points and sixteen rebounds for the Sixers who trailed by as many as seventeen points James harden added twenty six points and Tobias Harris twenty five for the seventy Sixers harden hit a free throw was six point seven seconds left before Colantoni missed a three pointer at the horn Anthony hit three three pointers to put Orlando ahead in the final minutes Wendell Carter led the magic with twenty three points and twelve rebounds I'm the ferry
Durant, Nets rout 76ers in Simmons' return to Philadelphia
"Kevin Durant scored eighteen of his thirty four points in a dominating first half before the nets completed a one twenty nine one hundred blowout win over the seventy Sixers you just talk to some bigger to be gone when the game started so I would love to play felt like it was something that I feel like at that point it's the big night Maxine or somehow it was it was like night Seth curry added twenty four points and Kyra Irving had twenty two for the nets who led seventy two fifty one at halftime and were up by thirty two in the second half former sixer Ben Simmons was booed as he watched from the nets bench recovering from a back injury it was his first game back in Philly since being traded last month Joel Embiid had twenty seven points and twelve rebounds for the Sixers but James harden finished with just eleven points I'm Dave very
Embiid has 43 points, 14 rebounds; 76ers thump Bulls 121-106
"The seventy Sixers got a big third quarter ever from Joel Embiid today one twenty one one oh six win over the bulls with Philadelphia by seven early in the quarter A. B. scored seven points in a ten nothing in run that pushed the lead to seventeen and be that nineteen of his game high forty three points in the third race backseat added seventeen points James harden had sixteen Zach will be in a twenty four for the bulls Michael Luongo Philadelphia
"james harden" Discussed on The Lead
"Lead. So Sam, the NBA deadline is behind us, the all star break is just ahead. As a reporter, have you gotten a minute to take a breath here over the last few days with the deadline past us or does it feel like you're sprinting full speed? No, you get a breather after the deadline. And honestly, it's rejuvenating because especially in these still these COVID times where the media access is not what it used to be. And so by the two thirds point, if you will, around the trade deadline and the all star break, you're almost running out of storylines. And the trade deadline always provides that. It's not always in fireworks forum, like this hardened Simmons deal. There's always something though. So you got new stuff to dive into and write about and talk about. So there's a new energy. So no complaints here. Well, we definitely got a big news storyline to talk about at this deadline. Now, we're talking to late in the day on Monday. And James Harden still hasn't made his debut for the sixers. So as of Monday, what's the latest there? The announced today, in fact, that James with that hamstring problem that has kept him out for quite some time is going to be out through the all star break. But it certainly will get into this later, but it is interesting in the context of this hamstring problem having been kind of roundly ridiculed with people thinking that James wasn't really that hurt that he was dragging his feet because he wanted this trade. And so the idea that he's actually not ready to go certainly seemed to contradict that and he can put your tinfoil hat on if you want and decide how much of it you believe. But yeah, that is the word that his debut is going to have to come after the all star break. Well, Sam, we're in the era of player empowerment in the NBA. And you wrote recently about the unique impact that James Harden's power had on making this trade happen. But to understand that, we have to first go back in time. So take us back to October 2020 and a phone call you had. Can you tell us who was on that call and why it was significant? Sure. So Daryl morey at that time, currently, of course, the sixers president of basketball operations, the guy who got this deal done on the Philly side was the longtime Houston Rockets general manager. And in the wake of the rockets losing to the Lakers and the second round of the playoffs and the Orlando bubble. We learned that Daryl is going to resign from the rockets. It was unexpected. Now, of course, it also came not long after, then rockets coach, Mike D'antoni, had headed for the exits. Mike had a lot of frustration with rockets owner tilman fertitta felt disrespected. And that was a big part of his calculus and not wanting to come back. And so that phone call that you're referencing. I'm on the line with rockets owner tilman fertitta, Daryl morey, who would obviously just resigned and then our athletic rockets beat rider Kelly ico, Tillman, who's kind of widely known to be a guy who I don't want to say is a temper, but he can run a little bit hot. Tillman is clearly upset that I asked about the Antonio's exit, clearly not loving the idea that he was somehow to blame for Mike leaving Houston. And he jumps in and says, wow, Sam, you're the only one right in making something out of nothing. Did not agree with the premise didn't agree with the Intel. We strongly disagreed, then and now, but my takeaway in the context of the hardened Simmons trade is this. D'antoni leaving Houston did have something to do with fertitta. But Mike in retrospect clearly could see the writing on the wall, clearly could tell that James Harden was unofficially done in Houston and when James Harden makes up his mind that he has done what they situation, you would be very wise to start trying to figure out your own exit plan. I think Mike was ahead of it. I think Daryl was next and obviously winds up in Philly, where his number one goal was to get James. They have a CEO at the time, Ted Brown, who was very close with James Harden who would also later leave Houston and land in Philly. So the trend is really obvious. When James decides, I think it's a wrap in this whatever location he's in, then you're probably need to heed that warning and figure out what the next steps are. So not long after that call, in January of 2021, James Harden forced the trade from the rockets to the Brooklyn Nets. The nets give up a ton to get him. And after he arrived in Brooklyn, it seems like the honeymoon with this new team didn't last all that long either. What's your sense of what went wrong with Hardin in the nets? It's interesting because in admittedly, even if you read my latest column, it was fairly tough on James. And I do believe what I wrote. But I think this was not all James fault by any means because Kyrie Irving's decision to not get vaccinated was to me the spark of this entire explosion, if you will in Brooklyn. And it was really as simple as a guy like James Harden who has not won a championship who has gotten very close. So by the time he gets to Brooklyn, the motivation to win a title is obviously at a very high level, he's having a reunion with his old buddy Kevin Durant from the Oklahoma City days. But then the Kyrie component, I always found interesting because at minimum it just seemed like it was imperfect. You had two ball dominant guards. Now make no mistake. When they were on the court together and that limited time, they were dangerous. But when Kyrie doesn't get the shot, and when all of a sudden he's out for so much of the first half of the season, then he eventually comes back, he's only playing half the time. I don't blame James whatsoever for looking around and just saying, this is not what I signed up for. And I think the age component comes into play big time here. He's 32 years old. He doesn't have time to waste. And so he obviously made a decision as the trade deadline neared that I think I'm going to go ahead and do this. I'm going to get out of here. Now, the nets did ultimately force him to say it because he had been back channeling signals and he had been telling people around him. And it reached a point. Even a column I wrote heading into the trade deadline where it was almost uncomfortable and awkward where, for me, it was clear as day that Philadelphia knew that James was leaving Brooklyn this summer, and the nets didn't hadn't even come to grips with that reality yet. And so the question became, his nets GM Sean marks going to realize before it's too late that you better do something now or else you're going to lose this guy for nothing in the summer. So when Hardin decides he wants out, we've seen over the years that he does have a pretty interesting playbook for getting his way. And you mentioned some of this already, but Sam, can you just remind us what we saw from harden toward the end of his time with the rockets and then in the final days of his time with the nets? Yeah, with the rockets, it was dean Tony leaving people wondered how big of a deal that was going to be for James because Mike was his guy. So as training camp arrived, all of a sudden, you learned that James is not there. You're learning that we're not really sure where he is. And then we're kind of in the peak of COVID at that time. So the optics were pretty terrible. You know, you got social media posts with James hanging out in Atlanta with little baby and putting videos up that don't exactly send the message that he's taking COVID seriously. And then he's in Vegas doing similar things. James, what was the point that you were trying to get across when you went to Atlanta and Vegas when training camp was starting? I was just training. What were you training for? Started the NBA season. How did going to the Atlanta in Vegas help you there when the rockets were starting training camp in Houston? Just one person with trainers. I mean, it's really no different than your kid who's upset and they're throwing a tantrum, but I'm not trying to denigrate James at all, but this is how you get your parents attention so to speak. But the Brooklyn thing, I think is a little bit more up for debate. It wasn't as egregious, but there were similar themes here where the hamstring issue was discussed by Steve Nash and other people with the nets as not the most serious injury yet all of a sudden he's missing. I really significant stretch of games. For me, because I'm based in Northern California. I go to Sacramento Kings games a lot when I'm not traveling, you know, James Harden's last game with the nets, which I was at is kind of.
"james harden" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"Bet online, where the game starts. Okay, the trade deadline was a big game yesterday, bob. You know, a blockbuster with James Harden and Ben Simmons. Simmons Seth curry Andre Drummond a couple of pics. They go to Brooklyn harden and Paul Millsap, go do Philadelphia. I know how you feel about Simmons, how do you feel about this deal? Number one, the big winner in the I told you so category was Daryl morey. He listened to people like me and there were plenty of us who said Daryl, give it up, go 50 cents on the dollar, go 33 cents a dollar, do something, get rid of the guy, you're wasting it's a waste of time. Nobody's going to give you what you want. So guess what? He got a high high profile player back in return just as he said, he insisted that he would. So congratulations to you, you got what you wanted. Okay, now I hate to sound like mister wishy washy, but you can make a case for both teams enjoying what they're going to get. All right, let's start with start with to harden to Philadelphia. What if people talking about all the experts in the cognitive diet the last 18 hours? Oh my God, it's going to be a pick and world arrival. The greatest of all time. They're going to put Stockton Malone in the rearview mirror. They're going on, they're going to revolutionize the pick and roll with those two. We'll see. You know, I see why they think it could happen. If harden is playing well, we know me and beat playing at the peak of his game. And he's arguably the most efficient player in the league at doing what he does over the last month. Nobody's played better than Joel embiid. So he's tremendous. Okay, let's see what Hardin does with this. There's no doubt of his technical skill, but there's something missing. You know, first of all, let's go back up, he's never won it. And he's bouncing around now searching wing searching and all that. He's never won it. And there's something, you know, just something that we'll find out. Maybe Doc can solve the puzzle. I was going to say, I think he has the right coach. I think that when James Harden, the reason I think it'll work with Philadelphia is when he arrived with Brooklyn, he bought it. I mean, we found.
"james harden" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"I watched very closely off in the playoffs when the Lakers were taking on the rockets and I watched him just battle just pour his heart and soul into defending Anthony Davis in the second round of the playoffs. The guy that we saw a week ago is not that guy there's something going he is not happy. He is not happy with the situation. Maybe it's the hardest maybe hardened gone equals PJ Tucker's back. I don't know but he would shock me if Fiji Tucker was still a Houston Rocket past the trade deadline. So you're right. There are other moves that they're going to still make here, but long-term, who knows right now, you know draft picks can be something. They can be nothing will find out what they do with them. The pics watch could be something but they those could also really be be nothing. So we'll see what they wind up doing there. But I'll tell you what Keith what I was going down more thing on on Houston before we move I was going to say on Houston and pixel. Absolutely Brooklyn is it's important to remember too. That's how the Celtics got Jayson Tatum that was a pixel there. There was not a pic de owned outright that should swap. So, you know, they landed Brown the year before where the pickup right and then Tatum was a pick swap. So that is you know, that that's you know kind of at this point. That's that's how important those are and those who are several years out from that trade and that's what I think, you know, a lot of people doesn't matter those pics will never be you know, less than you're twenty-eight to Thirty. Well, I don't know that you can say that and you know, twenty-five twenty-six and fifty-seven and that's why you do it if you're the rocket and if you're the Nets again just to kind of close the loop there. That's why you do it if you're Sean marks cuz you know, you're probably not making those pics anyway, no matter what right, right exactly and I am like that NBA teams I feel like are getting smarter with that and they're pushing picks out farther because they're starting to project or bet on when a team is going to start to decline and Target those years for their for the pics that they're getting which is which great okay so the teams that I thought though people ask you to who was the big winner of this traded look yeah then the Nets they're going for it absolutely they're going to get the attention of the Rockets are the team moving James Harden tons of jobs and they're they're going to get some attention but I love with the Pacers did and the Cavaliers did in this deal both teams just we're great let's start because it's the easiest link let's start with with a servers flipping Oladipo who's probably leaving in a few months and getting back Caris LeVert they got back a second-rounder as well I believe a younger player locked up for a few years I liked it I liked what they with the Pacers did hear this was this was great I'm surprised they were able to get a second back in the deal Yeah, I was too and now that one is still meal. I don't like I said before I don't really get it from the Rockets perspective. But just from the baser side, you know Levert is 15.2 this year 17.5 next year 18.82.
"james harden" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"He's probably never coming to the NBA. So, you know massive, you know, huge trade lots of guys moving around lots of pics moving around. Well, let's start let's start with the Nets part of this because wage I mean Keith you, you know all too. Well the Nets did this kind of they did something similar a few years back when they gave all those pics to Boston for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and everything and and then it didn't work out for them. So the Nets are now kind of going back to the one that the difference. Of course this time is that they've got Kevin Durant. They've got we think Kyrie Irving once they can find him I suppose but yep. But yeah, they've got they now have these three stars but financially what kind of commitment now are the Nets making I mean, this is a significant salary that they're going to be paying out to James Harden average is a team that already was in a tough spot in terms of the salary cap. Yeah, absolutely. So they now have three players who combine to make have a more salary owed to the three players and Durant hardened and Irving then you had I think it was five or six total team payrolls. So just those three guys, which is crazy. So, you know this year Durant's on the books for 40.1 kajillion hardened 40.2 Kyrie Irving 33.5 next year. It's 42 for Durant 44.34 hardened 35 for Kyrie and then they all Flash Player options for 22 23 at 43.9. 47.3 and 36.6. So significant money investment over the remainder of this season, the next two seasons, then they've got DeAndre Jordan thankfully his salary drops a little bit here to hear but not enough to really matter and then you've got Joe Harris who signed that massive contract wage. Adem 16 million this year 17 next eighteen and then nineteen, you know almost twenty in that final year. So so a lot of money on the books for the Nets going forward. They they do a lot of depth especially up front. I think they're win Dept and guard depth is fine. If everybody's there. Yeah. It's it's from Court death. That is really hurting. It's the under Jordan's the only real big on this roster now and that's Jeff Green as a you know, pseudo big, you know, it's time to there as well. So that's what I would expect them to do. Next. They they still got their full taxpayer mid level of 5.7 million. They'll likely be a disabled player exception for Spencer Dinwiddie, which will be another five point seven million and then they'll have you know, it's just at that point they'll have a minimum slot or two to fill in that day or not hard or anything. So it's just about how much tax are they willing to pay? Thankfully they have one of the richest owners in the entire game. So I think this is about loaded up and go go spend a ton of money and try to win a championship. What do you think about the value for what they just spent I mean giving up Jared Allen and Caris LeVert too young players that I mean some teams like them more than others. But you give up those two pieces plus you're giving up all of these pics right your future if things don't go right. We've already seen what can happen if things don't go right here. These are unprotected pics that they gave up things can look really bad that you can get stuck is what I'm saying. If something happens James Harden Kevin Durant Kyrie Irving if this does not work and the Nets in a couple of years are bad, they're going to be bad for a long time because they're not going to have the pics. I used to lift them back up. So what are your thoughts about the risk? The Nets are taking here like if you were the Nets is this a move that you make Yeah, we are..
"james harden" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Golfer with the washington post. I am joined on the other line by michael. The pod pena of sports illustrated michael michael. Michael nothing beats a big blockbuster trade in the nba. We've got exactly that to talk about. We don't do very many emergency podcast episodes on open floor but i would say this one war and said You know in the case of your houston rockets and era over in the case of the brooklyn nets new era Dawns a a new era is beginning with kevin durant james harden and maybe kyrie irving if anybody can find him so let's go ahead and look at this trade. That happened today four teams. You've got houston you've got brooklyn. You've got indiana you've got cleveland. Basically brooklyn sent every possible pick could muster a total of four first round picks and for pick swabs plus charissa levert and other assorted pieces to houston. Houston takes care sliver and basically turns him around sent him to indiana they grab victor oladipo who you wrote about this week. I know for sports illustrated One of the top twenty twenty one free agents coming up. You've got cleveland in the mix grabbing jared allen because for whatever reason brooklyn never knew what they had with him but i think the biggest headline By far far away is the brooklyn nets. Reuniting kevin durant and james harden teammates for three years in oklahoma city You know and and here. They are together again in their primes. Along with in theory kyrie irving in his prime. Maybe the best collection of three-shot creators and shot makers on the same team in nba history and michael. We're going to talk about the winners and losers of this deal. I gotta tell you though bro. I'm feeling like a winner. I told you this was going to happen. Two months ago in november. You'll remember i blew your mind. I'm pretty sure it was one of the first cases of me breaking your brain on this episode. Do you remember this. Can i get a little bit of credit. I gave you a victory lap earlier this week. But i'm feeling great. I feel like i got that third either. I can see the future michael. No you're you're oracle. I mean it's it's it's cemented. There's really no disputing. I was shocked and in awe when you first throughout the brooklyn nets as a possibility for harden and. I shouldn't have doubted you deep down. I did doubt you raise it. I was also very jealous. That did not come up with the idea first because it was so perfect. But you know. I doubted you because i did not think that an organization would ever be willing to give up the amount the brooklyn nets did to get james harden and i also had faith for the record in hardens ability to Stick it out in houston and You know last night. We saw throwing his teammates under the bus and probably the most unprofessional press conference. I have seen in. I can't even compare it to anything all time. Just an all. Were not good enough. You know no nine games into the season. We're not good enough. And by the way. I'm very out of shape obviously and taking positions my god. We should give and credit. At least he didn't break up with them by text message. You know what i mean. At least he did it in front of a camera. So you know real real classy professional behavior there before we get to the rockets side of this though. I wanna remind you know. Part of my prediction. Michael was that this was going to be good for you..
"james harden" Discussed on Debate Amongst Friends With Doc & Prof
"The same record as my next. They have a better record in the rockets. I mean song sand. So it's like i can't really say anything right now. I still think there's gonna be lottery team. Have to do something they don't ever nobody wants to go to cleveland. And it really might be time for them to relocate. I mean they have been just drifting. I mean it's really unfortunate that they're still they're better than the pistons right now. And the raptors are to aid wizards at thirty nine or forty seven so at the very bottom. I'm really surprised. They're bound feeding. I'm pretty surprised at the raptors are struggling so much but they had to go through their issues of course So i think what the wait and see with them but huge win for the rockets. I mean i guess it's a win for the nets if that's what they really wanted italy and the the nets are in is in a win now situation which i can understand and to win the east. In fact to use our twenty. Twenty one catchphrase. The nets are down if you if you were in the navy mount them doubling down not definitely did And what a big way and raphael stone double down you know from his free agent acquisitions to this trade. He's really showing that he's the gm of the future and double down. He just really made him really smart mu no eight double down because i think doubling down because of comparative what the former gene did if you're going to be around. He is officially a mauri underlying like he's from the maury tree retreat sorrow. You would think he wasn't underlying you under his. You know A now he's he's been propelled into this unexpectedly propelled into this road. You think about it more. Darryl was still under contract but he chose to step away we went to the toll rant could be around that re be his curls. He's don't black folks okay But here we are couple months later in raphael stone. Who brought in some bigs. you know. Try to to satisfy some important knees that he felt we needed on the tame. Your some shooters you know. Got got into draft. Got some undrafted players that were really good and here. We are now with moving harden restructuring and getting that forty something million dollar contract out the book which is in bring deceived by the way you think about it. He moved both contracts rothe contracts. So you know. That's that's pretty big. You know to forty something made out of contracts. He's moved although we still have one with john wall people right now. There's only making twenty one million dollars yup so somewhere near where we officially. We're back in business. We can if we we don't have cat room. Were closer to being under the luxury tax. Yes now not so much this season but definitely next season so now win that bio market comes in and he was you know waving. We actually might be able to grab a person or two. That doesn't want to go to the lakers. That doesn't want to go to the leykis exactly so the nets this point. Yeah which could happen. It could very well happen. And maybe the rockets say. Hey we'll give all the depot thirty million dollars right now. Give you an extension right now. Four years thirty. Some million abbas kimball. That's still saved them. Fifteen million dollars. Yep so i'm okay with this. If they play a smart. Don't give you a big old anybo. If forty million dollars give him a modest thirty to thirty five over four you know let it let it be what it is. We're not doing. I know max deals or nothing like that. Don't do they call it a day. John wall victor depot. Eric gordon christian. Would you still got. Pj tucker you still got. You still got jason tate. And you got buggy. So i run it the way it is back. All you need to do is add one more big. Maybe a young guy cheap. That can do something. Yeah and run it. I like the people that we have. I liked david wa wa tate is good. I like macklemore when he's not heard. Let's just keep building. I like what he did the high starting to settle. But i'm really excited with what my man raphael dome shouts him. Hope that he likes you tweet especially after the waiver those comments and yeah. This is our breaking news talking about james harden trade. Make sure you likes subscribe. Give us a comment Give us your opinion about how you feel about this straight. You like it you love it. Hate it you despise it. I mean do you feel like you're team should have gotten it on his tray. What team do you go for. Let us know at beta box friends on twitter on facebook as well to in check out instagram. After give you more breaking news. i'm depressed. john. Gotti doc i god we'll keep doubling down the you piece. Not dealing with the usual riffraff here. I guess i have no choice..
"james harden" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
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"james harden" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"And get guys like jared allen and kerris laverne and finally these hidden gems and spencer dinwiddie joe harris. And all this. That was a fun team for people to root for because it was built organically. And the you either had cast-offs like dinwiddie and joe harris who you saw built into better players and blossom here or you saw you know. Revert and jared allen late picks blossom and they were fan favorites and just from that standpoint. I always think it's kind of a shame with the fan. Base gets attached to a group. That i don't know what their ceiling was gonna be but when you brought into renton kyri. That was the idea they were the the home homerun swing to then graft onto the homegrown talents. And now it's pretty much all hired guns and if they went title no one's gonna care they'll just love the fact they won. Titles i just wanna say that quick that quick aside on just the idea that for fans i think it's it's tough especially jared. Jared allen was absolutely beloved by nets vance. And i think he really. You know symbolized this mini era of the last five years. Or so. let me ask you this hypothetical. Do the nets go all in on this deal. If kyrie is back and playing well and spencer dinwiddie doesn't get hurt. I is a great question. I i don't know for sure. I will be curious to know like sean marks places so close to the vest. He's never going to answer that question directly either. But i suspect it would've been a much tougher decision. Chris i suspect it would have been a lot harder. If you've got a a fully healthy spencer dinwiddie and kyrie is is is in the mix and everything's flowing near there. Were still going to have their challenges. They still weren't gonna be a great defensive team and they were still going to have. I think some chemistry issues to work out along the way but they would have certainly been that much stronger. And i think missing dinwiddie and kyrie's just the uncertainty of him. At least you have an insurance policy. Now you know i'm not saying i'm not saying that kyrie's never coming back but if that were to happen if he just decided just done with basketball for whatever reason and i'm not suggesting for a minute folks that this is happening but a hardening kevin durant pairing would still make you one of the best teams in the east. So they've given themselves some insurance by the way to you. Know kevin durant is looked great and he's looked certainly like himself but this is way too small of a sample size for all all of us to just declare that achilles injuries are no longer the most catastrophic thing in the nba and it's fine and you can come back from it. Even at age thirty-one like we. We don't know thirty two. Excuse me for kevin. Thirty two achilles like he's played. What ten games. Whatever it's been..
"james harden" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"I mean he has wanted to go to brooklyn throughout this process. I have to believe that he's going into this with his eyes wide. Open a all that being said it's one basketball and you've got durant who is playing out of his mind right now. Kyri we can get back into him. We did this on the previous podcast earlier this week. You can check that out if you want a deeper dive into that. But if kyrie comes back he's volume score not a pure pass first point guard and you have james harden who having the ball in hands for like eighteen seconds on the shot clock on every single possession during his time in houston. So how do you think this mix comes together. What do you think of this deal on the court for the nets. Look at it two ways. There's the scenario where kyri is still there. And there's the scenario where kyri is. I don't know where we know so little about this carry situation. You know why. He's begun as long as he has. What the all of it we don't know when he's coming back we don't know what his mindset is is. He still completely bought in. So let's put that to the side for minute. let let is for. Let's for the sake of this discussion. Just say kyrie irving is back soon. Totally engaged in his all in and that he and katie are still tied at the hip throwing hard into that mix. I think even the best case scenario is difficult for all the reasons you've outlined. He's one of the highest uses players. We've ever seen katie and career both high usage although not hard and levels of usage as i outlined in the story week ago i don't what james harden will do and none of us really know except for james harden what he'll do when paired with other guys who need the ball a lot and how much he's willing to sacrifice he did not sacrifice for russell westbrook for all the discussion of we're friends. We're gonna make it work and everything else russell. westbrook sacrificed in that scenario. Westbrook sacrificed another guy who a lot of us me wondered. Would russell westbrook ever adapt game. Well he did for harden hard and did not harden's usage rate. I think only went up. He did not make with chris. Paul against somebody who was friends with they went two years and then then couldn't wait to get away from each other and he was the one who wanted that. Deal done. Paul for westbrook. So he's thirty one and is this time where he's going to be willing to adapt where we he's gonna be going to evolve where he's going to give up a little too and kyrie and how much are they willing to give up now..
"james harden" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"It was funny when george costanza did it because it wasn't real trying to get fire trying to get moved out. What james harden did incredibly disrespectful. And he's not going to live that down anytime soon. You said you thought the rockets did well. I'm not so sure i love. Draft picks. Believe me and draft picks. Ken pay off. They paid off huge for the boston. Celtics in that previous nets trade. They got jason tatum. I think is going to be an mvp in the league. At some point they got jaylen brown who i think is going to be a perennial all star. This league few other guys mixed in they missed some of those draft picks as well but that was a huge success for boston. But i think sometimes we just grossly overweight draft picks yes. They can be enormously valuable when a confluence of events occurs. And your team goes into the crapper the way the nets did in those those years after the trade with boss but more often than not that doesn't happen and granted anything can happen. Kevin durant could get hurt. James harden continue to sink. We'll talk about this. But the chemistry those players might not work out. But i don't know i'm not foreseeing. The nine four x four years being a bad enough team to make those picks super appealing at this point and given that howard. They didn't get a blue chip guy. Depots good. he's all star but he's not like a guy with this enormous upside he might be able to start once again in houston. Maybe john wall discover some magic in that back core. That's a really fun athletic backcourt. They're put together in houston but they didn't get that blue chip guy and for weeks. I was hearing. That's what they want. Teams that talk to houston said. They wanted a star player. That's why boston wasn't getting in the mix with the celtics rightfully said you're not getting jaylen. Brown jaylen brown. For james harden at this point several teams had a similar mindset when it came to discussing a deal with the rockets for the last few hours before the trade on wednesday. There was chatter about philadelphia. I've got to believe that shatter had some some truth to it. That the sixers willing to part with ben simmons if they sixers deal fell apart because the sixers couldn't create enough draft capital or they weren't willing to throw entire east maxi. I think it's a mistake. I think in d like this. You've got to get the blue chip player. And ben simmons at twenty five years old with. I think at least four years left on his contract so he's not able to go anywhere anytime soon. That was the guy to get the got plenty of draft capital. They are now armed to the teeth for the six. Seven years with draft picks they can use to rebuild this roster and maybe raphael stone is a drafting genius. And he and. Stephen silas can put together a roster that way. But i would have preferred ben simmons. Ben simmons or like to draft picks. Give me ben simmons. All day long..
"james harden" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"With James Harden talk in open defiance of the audience. It's complaining about it, and I'm going to do this because I want to ask you in the shipping dictator. And the audience. If we have arrived in a place where this show is so silly and stupid with hijinks that I can't get you interested in a transaction of that size in sports. If I can't get you interested in that because you don't want to hear me talk about about James Harden anymore. You want to hear Billy talk about zippers? You have stopped caring about the things in sports that a sports audience tends to care about zippers here and I'm all in on zippers. Yeah. Do you guys feel about zippers? Just before we go down this path? Here's a zipper technology. I guess. Super technology hasn't really advanced right Zippers on shorts, game changer, Absolute game changer. I have short with zipper pockets. I don't want any short ever again. If I trip if I fall upside down If I go on a roller coaster if I do anything, nothing's falling out of my pocket. When in those normal situations, things would fall out of my pockets, Zippers. I mean, how about you guys? When? When did you come upon this conclusion? Like what happened to you recently? That very short zipper pockets Dan and itwas a game changer. All right. It's funny that you say that's a game changer because for some reason, Chris is saying that area rugs are Game changer like what they are, Dan. I love a good area rug and I have this off panel. What? I don't know this fake wood that I have flooring and it's just so cool. Especially this time of year down here in South Florida will get into the fifties. Some Dan these floors are cold Last week, I got an area rug. That thing is nice. I just lay on it sometimes. Yeah, but does that keep your keys from falling out of your pocket on a roller coaster? No, it doesn't. Okay, So put these things on the pole, please. At Lebatard Show our zippers, game changers and our area rugs, game changers. Uh, the idea that it has been 50 something degrees in South Florida for four days. That's our winter. It is it is our wedding took. I want to get back to now that we have. I'm guessing. Uh, ex Expunged our need to talk about zippers and area rugs or do you guys have more on these subjects? Well, I would say if you're going to go area rug, you wanna go color Don't get don't go safe with the area rug. You could always return it. Get a new one. Take a chance. Get a nice little cover. Add a little flavor to your living room. I totally agree, and I would only add this zippers are a dangerous game. They are very, very old. Only in one place right? There's only one place it's the something about Mary. There's only one place where the zipper is a dangerous game correctly. She don't want it to be. That's correct, but not not the place that Billy's talking about because Of all the fears. I want you guys to sort of understand in a pandemic as everyone's a little fearful and filled and covered in anxiety that Billy's one of his chief concerns are his keys falling off his out of his pocket on a roller coaster. He's not allowed to go on because I can't imagine that you're going to a whole lot of Amusement parks or theme parks and riding roller coasters during a pandemic. My guess is that you're being more careful about this than any of us on this show that there is no I mean, you just told us the other day you put a hand sanitizer on your dog after someone pet him. Damn Skippy on being safe, Better safe than sorry as they say, and I'm not using hand sanitizer. I know what you're doing. I use a wipe, and it's a dog white, So it's made for his coat, particularly, But when I go back to roller coasters, I'm telling you, the zipper shorts are the absolute best. And if you guys don't think that zippers are game changers and asked the button how it's doing on pants nowadays, because it doesn't exist anymore. Okay, there's one top button, and it's a little pity button. Because it's like, Oh, you know the old timer. He did a lot for pan technology. We can still put one button on pants, but they don't do the buttoned down fly anymore. And if you have a button down, fly, get out of here And don't talk to me. You zip it up there for the long E mean, Honestly, you thought that was a good joke When you told Mike it during you laughed at that joke. When you told Mike that you have 10 seconds ago, interrupting my thought, Mike Mike brushed you off like I thought it was clear. You were not going to go to the Zip it the lazy You didn't even deliver with any enthusiasm like you just delivered. Zip it up. Just totally bored. Get off my back, Jack. Yeah. Let me tell you something, Jack. Imagine a backpack without a zipper. Nowadays. Zippers also change the backpack game. The only other thing you see on backpacks. It isn't a zipper. Is that weird? Like, pull thing at the top, And that's not even a backpack in my books. That's more of a pouch take to the bank. Wow. Okay, put it on the pole at Lebatard Show a guy who says Take it to the bank jerk or no journo, Jer. And why do you guys think I would be cooler as Jack Lebatard? Someone explain to me why it is you guys think caught onto our doing you guys. They're super sneaky. You're so subtle. You guys, They're so subtle. The way you do things, I would never guess I mean to gods. Said, Zip it up 14 seconds before he delivered the line here.
"james harden" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"The other thing too is even if this didn't happen if things hadn't disintegrated to the point where they are trading harden is probably the right call anyway. I mean you're not going to win a championship with this team. It's not gonna happen. You might be able to get to the second round. But is that your goal every single year to get to the second round until the wheels of fallen off james harden. I don't think so. I mean i've always said on this podcast. I've written it. Being proactive is better than being reactive. The teams that are proactive are generally a lot more successful than the teams that are reactive on russell westbrook. The rockets had to be reacted. He didn't want to be there. The trademark it was neil. They had to take on one. Distressed asset to get rid of another james harden distressed asset. James harden is a guy the teams will bend over backwards and try to create as many assets as possible interest houston in a deal like that trading him and bring a young pieces back whether it is a jalen brown. Marcus smart package a tyler. Herro plus package even the brooklyn package like that. It at least puts the rockets on a more logical track. I mean it doesn't right now seem like a team. That's trying to to grasp onto a second round exit and that doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense to me no matter what the situation is like that. That doesn't really that doesn't really line up with what a successful team should be thinking about. You know i think the issued a the are Run into is again. It's by their own designs by james harden. Signed where you know. If they had an engineer chris paul trade and they had a lot of those first round. It's still you know. Maybe this summer right. They will be able to deal paul antics for other pieces if they needed to or they would be able to kind of build the current team with those asset specifically but then they burn them for westbrook obviously cutting get any real assets back other than wallner straight swaps so the room for improvement for the team is still kind of shaky and i think you know they might have a nice regular season encouraged by christian would john wall does look healthy But there is a ceiling on this team in that is a ceiling..
"james harden" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Studios when you need certainty in the home buying process with the loan that fits your life rocket can so appropriately. To start with the Rockets. I suppose, though, it's not a normal labor day, is it? No. Did I just say that weird Labor Day? It's Labor Day. It's not a normal labor day where typically it's like, Hey, we're coming to the end of summer, right? We're gearing up for the football season. It's all here right now. It's all going on at the same time. Um 2020 It's some kind of year. It's a lot and the MBA playoffs were like in full swing in September. It's strange, right, Theo NFL season feels like it snuck up on you. You ever see that? What's that? Adam Sandler movie Mr Deeds where the hero character just keeps popping up out of nowhere. You know, you never see him that that's the NFL season this year. Where all of a sudden it's like. Hey, it's me, the NFL the most popular thing in this country. I'm here ready to strike ready to go on Thursday night. Patrick Mahomes shot Watson and all that, and I think people are finally starting to go. Oh, yeah, the NFL's here and getting really excited for that. So we'll get into the latest story lines out of the NFL. I think There's one, though, that is clearly The story line off the season period. Maybe it's like a two part storyline, a one A and one b, but we'll get to that coming up. I want to start with, like I said the basketball last night and I heard the rejoin their Where Brandon and Tiki We're discussing James Harden and his value as a superstar. Well, I think that the storyline after last night was his partner. Russell Westbrook, his co star, That is And when you look at the When you look at that scene And the way that they play. You know? James Harden. Is absolutely sensational as the engine that drives the team. You know, you give him the basketball. You spread the court. He is able to either get into the teeth of defense to kick it out to a shooter. He's able to get to the cup, He's able to draw a foul. Whatever you think of, you know the way he draws fouls. It's a skill right? A tactic if you will. Ah, I know it's not necessarily everybody's favorite thing to watch. And I also think You know, when you look at the the N B A is a hole when you're assessing the problems with the game to me, and I love the MBA. It's my favorite sport. My favorite league. The biggest problem it has right now is the way it's officiated, sometimes where ticky tack fouls get rewarded. Jump shooters get rewarded, and maybe drives to the paint aren't as rewarded. Oh, and it should be the reverse and harden is maybe a poster child in a lot of ways for some of that, where he's looking for contact, not, you know, driving in and hoping to draw contact, but like specifically driving with the idea of generating contact, and then drawing a foul or or throwing the ball up. From behind the three point line and and getting any sort of contact that gets him to the free throw line. But nevertheless, I mean, the guy's a sensational player. We just You know you're talking about superstars. I think. Yeah, He's absolutely a superstar. I mean, I'm discussing who had the best players in the MBA. When Kevin Durant's healthy is obvious, obviously on that list, But let's talk about the guys right now, You know, Steph Curry is out of sight out of mind a little bit. To me. It's it's LeBron and Kawai. And then the next guy might be hard. Because Johannes as good as he is, we've seen the limitations in his game as AH, shot creator. He doesn't have that in his bag right like that's not in his repertoire, and and I don't think You can be the best player in the league or the most valuable player in the MBA today, if you ain't able to go get yours. And there's a lot of ripple effects to that ya honest conversation, which we can touch on as well. But Harden is right there and look at the way the Lakers defended him. That's the utmost respect, right? There's any traps. Trapping a guy of top And when Westbrook was off the floor last night. The Rockets made them pay. What Westbrook. Hurt them actively hurt them was destructive. To their cause Last night. Ah, and that's you know, that's an issue when you're talking about another guy who has been one of the best players in the league or considered that way, and it is supposed to be the co star on that team. Is another M v p. Problematic if he's a self cheque on the perimeter. And you know, Russ, he's you know, both of those guys are enigmatic in a way because James Harden for as good as he is. Have you ever heard anyone? Go James Harden my favorite player. You ever been in a conversation? One of your buddies ever told you you know it was my favorite player in the NBA. James Harden. I've never heard that utterance from anyone in my life. In fact, if James Harden is your favorite player, I'd love to hear from you because I have yet.
"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 Through the Wire
"Percent shooting. He's making zero point six out of two points teams. Just let them seems letting sue, but I want to go back to the conversation because I don't have Sardinas my favorite right now. What he's doing right now is incredible. Was it? He's average of forty points less than. How's he not your favorite right now? Jane, January fifth because Janas has been doing what he's done all season law. I think that if we if of course, James harden continues average forty he's gonna be that guy. But the reason why I still think that Jaanus is my every p is because you don't get to have those gains with John is because they blow everybody out they blow their last couple of games last night against the hawks. They were forty two fourteen he plays. He played nineteen minutes. And then the game before that they went by thirty the game for that. They went by seventeen. This is some information that I didn't have previous when I was just talking about supporting case. But if the year having these type of game games than I do I have to go back and apologize to Derrick for what I was saying about supporting cast, then if he'd playing nineteen minutes and doing that. I don't think Jantar nineteen this differentiates for me, the most value play is in the words. He's a most valuable player. Go back on what I said. Then there. I apologize. Then you was right because we've seen. Leasing the bugs come out and win without Yonathan against he's miss. He'd be they'd be the raptors without your angle. What if? Playing coed and also play that game. And what I'm saying is James harden loss, arguably he lost Chris in laws airborne RB there four player he's still paying off best. But. But that's what I'm saying that you can't take James rockets team had them be successful. He has to be there. The NSA has to be the two he is. But I'm just looking to talk about the number one team in the league right now. Like they're going to need their stars. Well, does Chris is Quinn Cuenca bedroom and Chris motor?.
"james harden" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"But he's for sure in the conversation as the greatest offensive player, ever, Shannon. Can you make that case harden is the best ever? No. He's not the best. I can't make that case. Not even if I'm Johnny Cochran Jerry Smith, I could make that case Durham Maury said he's not in the conversation. Now when you talk about office players get you gotta take out of the Kuwaiti because if you average fifty point four season and then. You follow up with a forty four points. He has to be removed. 'cause those numbers are never going to be what he's what he did. That's never. But as great as James harden played he's averaging thirty three points my door never thirty seven four season. Thirty seven Michael Jordan average, thirty seven points. Call me average once average thirty five so in my lifetime what I've been able to witness. Yes, James harden, then that Colby Jordan discussion because all these guys are were volume shooters. Now, Jordan was a little bit more efficient than Kobe. And James harden now the guy that gets overlooked because he's not a volume shooter. But he's way more efficient is LeBron the broad averages twenty seven points a game pork career. I just not the volume shooter. But what James harden was able to do is get what made last night's like, I said, it was so impressive is that. Yeah. He got forty four, but fifteen assists skit, we seen him have sixty point triple doubles. Who does that normally guy scored sixty he might have five or if he's lucky? Yeah. James harden has what three games which have fifty points and the triple double. So that's not we're not normally used to seeing that. But for me if you're going to have the game as wide open as sales and you're gonna put Michael Jordan with no handshake. He'd average forty five. You put Kobe in today's game. Like right now he'd averaged forty two. Okay. So James hard. He is in that discussion. And there are more against it. This is not GM speak this not coaching speak. He's that good. That was well said, and I agree with that. He that he's that good. But like I said skip his visas up to date he'd be traveling. But they don't call it. And they beginning of. Can you imagine if they call files for Michael Jordan like they did James hard? He was literature twenty free throws, it just wouldn't be exactly. So I think might water eighty eighty two percent a career shooter. He would shoot twenty free throws tonight. Sign for Kobe. But he is in the discussion on the on the on what he's been able to do. Skip when watching win a six man of the year in in o'casey may a pretty it's getting nobody thought this James harden now, I did not see I did not think he would ever be this and not he's even gone up a level from when he won the MVP, and you can make a case he could have won to MVP, but not this not this. So I will agree with your conclusion as of last night. I am I'm ready to put him in the conversation. And that's a lot for me because I didn't use to go that far. Right. I will also say this for this stretch December into January. These eleven games are twelve if you want to go back and twelve he's shooting forty two percent from three. Well, if he could sustain that at some point you'd have to say, yeah, you. For two to three he might average forty four to seize. He he would because that's unstoppable. Yes. Because as great as Steph was through his two in VP runs. There were nights when I thought Steph was the greatest offensive at ever seen because it's just if you're gonna make forty foot three point shots, you're gonna shoot forty some percent, right. Then that's nobody can stop that. But James is a little taller than staff. He's six five and he has a little better. What I call slither through traffic in the lane. I don't know. How does it?.
"james harden" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Good morning and welcome to the KNB our morning show with Brian. Murphy yen, all McCaffrey. Six eight sports. James harden, James harden, James harden, and in conclusion Polly James harden, so much James harden is it is my frustration. With my inability to play the key and Peele whoop to kick off nineteen. I was actually I'm thinking. Itchy trigger finger perfect away. My hand is quaking when they were always seventeen at halftime. I was thinking well among other things on Friday. We get to hear the womb. And I was like do I go gas? Do I go no gas pedal? I want to decorate it thinking, it was a holster my my trigger finger. It would have been a twenty nineteen little little welcome party little, hey, the guy who Texas in yesterday and said man, it's been three weeks. I haven't had the coffee WTN. You know what I'm saying? And it's been kind of the same way since we heard the buffet. We gotta wait again. Okay. Just waking is there. Anybody out there that doesn't know at this point in time. That the warriors blew a seventeen point halftime lead. Which I read is the biggest blown halftime lead since. No. Seven hundred triple check that. I didn't hear that staff. I did read that shocked me, you know, you read stuff I would have thought on some January night. They would have blown some seventeen point halftime lead by parking. But anyway, we'll double check triple check. But if you missed it James harden was simply spectacular last night. In some ways, we could sit here for the next four hours dissecting what's wrong with the warriors is the Oregon are they not deep enough. Do they miss a center are they shooting too early in the shot clock? Do they get to eyeso- heavy late in the game? Or do you just say, holy Jesus. James harden, did something super human. Okay. That's what it was like to worry. Are we gonna do for the next four hours a day? We're gonna we're gonna pontificate. We're gonna want harden upon those theory riffs, maybe. Yeah. Because it's not like the warriors played a bad game last night. They overall thought they'd played pretty well. We're talking about it yesterday. Look we want to see these guys come out and show us a good show show us a good effort tonight, which they did. There was a lot of ball movement. The guys generally were hitting shots. The first quarter was probably one of the better first-quarter. They played in a while. They came out looking good like the dubs. So it's not like they hurt themselves. I just think they got Al played by a essentially one guy last night. Crazy one guy, by the way, just parenthetically among the many thoughts and last night. Let's imagine hardened does not make that historic three. That were not you got a revolt. Storm in the gate, you Amanda, the national reaction to the warriors winning on that blown call on. Kevin durant? The blown call. I mean that was like that was all time. I mean, the nation is already so sick of the warriors. And this believes that the words get every break and their wine and cry and ate the warriors and Durant was out about how could they win? And we'd just be sitting here laughing. We'd be like what sometimes you get the calls eight. Okay, kamiar. And instead as the as many people said and copes are saying during the transition ball, don't lie the basketball. God's knew they knew that Durant was out of bounds. And and they had to reward James harden. But what does he what are you a liberal heart and say to dream on right after that looked like something about a because he FCC allows me this kind of room. I will say I know the word bitch was involved. Around. What was around that word is anybody among the many things we can talk about on that hard and shot is that he was double first of all he was fouled that could have been a four pointer and second of all the two dudes closing out on him were the two best defenders the warriors..