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Fresh "James harden" from Tolbert, Krueger and Brooks

Tolbert, Krueger and Brooks

00:33 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh "James harden" from Tolbert, Krueger and Brooks

"Yeah, I think it is, You know in hard and he plays heavy minutes. Somebody plays heavy, heavy minutes and he never takes the game off. There's no. There's no load management for hardened into Hooper. He loves to play. He's not going to sit out. And so those heavy minutes for sure that I had to have been, you know, causing him to get tired towards an end of Ah, eh? NBA season And so last couple years with Chris Paul being the second guy, you know, the Rockets could still rely on Chris Paul run some offense. It takes a load off of James hard, but now I think the Rockets feel like they've gotten four years younger with Russell Westbrook. He's still got a lot more in the tank Chris Paul's great player, and he's so smart, but but Russ has a different style. Point Garden. And so I do think that the Rockets are hoping that Russ can take some of that load off with James Harden. Those guys are still gonna play heavy minutes. But like you said, they had three or four months to rest, and so I think that's the formula. They're really still want. James to do what he does. But then, when he starts to get tired now, that got Westbrook to do what he does, and Westbrook has figured it out have like 31 points a game. Westbrook is since January 1st 7 rebounds, seven assists, so he's really figured out how to play in D'Antoni's system. Actually, I think a lot over the last few months before the season stop. I thought that Rush was actually playing better than James. He met in the bubble, which team you most eager to see. Um That's a good question. You know, like I'm excited to see. You know this is going to be unique. It's not really like an asterisk type season. It's going. It's going. A lot of guys have said the team that wins it all this year. Is going is going to have to. It's gonna be even harder to win the championship this year, and I think now that every team is in the bubble, and there's no home court advantage. Everybody's gonna have the same. Everybody's going to the same food, everybody. There's no travel involved. Things like everybody's sort of on a level playing field with no home court advantage. And so, of course with me working for the Rockets. I want to see the Rockets could make small ball thing work, but the Milwaukee Bucks or another team that they've had a tremendous season. Just amazing regular season and now all of that work that they did get home court advantage all the way through the playoffs goes away. And everyone's on the same on the same schedule. But remember Janos on Cuba had a knee injury that he was dealing with when the season stopped. So now that he's back 100% health healthy, I think the Milwaukee Bucks or team that I'm really keeping an aisle. I'm curious you thoughts on P. J. Tucker because with the going small now, and he's always been an important cog. In that wheel. I compare him a little bit too Draymond green with the warriors. Their skill sets are completely different. I mean, there. There. There. There. There. Skill set, especially offensively are different. Very much more playmaker PJs a better shooter. Ah, from the perimeter. But it's their physical play at a smaller size that allows the team to go small where they khun battle. They're durable, and they've got to take a lot of wear and tear a lot of beating. But they can get out guard pick and rolls and state with smaller players. I mean, it's kind of flood, Kate. It's that flexibility now that allows them to do what they do. I'm not going to say is important as Westbrook and hard because he's not, but if they didn't have him I wouldn't even give him a chance at winning. He he's somebody that much like Draymond kind of ties the whole thing together, especially defensively. Yeah, For sure, on defensively is where it's all at it. PJ so versatile Defensive agent guard anybody. Guard point guards in dark big centres, and he's another guy who's been playing heavy heavy minutes for the rockets, and he's you know, he's in the thirties, and he's one of the one of the current NBA Iron man dies. He never misses games here so Time off for him has really benefited him to be able to be as fresh as possible going down the stretch, but But you're right. He's a lot like dreamin on the defensive and where he could blow up. The team's offense is just by himself. And and that's what the Rockets really need is light like I mentioned before the Rockets are going to try to outscore everybody, but they still have to play defense. PJ's the guy that Not only does he do it, by example, but he's also very vocal with his teammates. You'll call out anybody you'll call out James, you call out Russ. If they make a defensive mistake, he gets mad at him. And so TJ's a lot like Draymond Green and that he's a local leader. And on the defense event you've gotta have a guy like that to make the switch in defense really worked. That bullet's joining us here on the Tolbert, Kruger and Brooks show a very interesting time from my D'Antoni first and foremost, he's 69 years old. I believe And he's heading into the bubble and state where Corona viruses unfortunately running rampant. From, you know, from the number one priority, you know, Health and safety Mike D'Antoni is taking a big risk. Secondarily. He's taking a big risk because he's at the end of his contract is Mike D'Antoni kind of coaching for his job, not just as coach of the Rockets, but if he chooses and wants to coach You know, for the next few years if the Rockets and this commitment to small ball if it doesn't work is that an indictment on Mike D'Antoni and whether he would be able to get another child and and coach until he Is ready to say I'm done. Yeah, I'm hoping that might can get validated this year. You know, I talked to Mike all the time. He talks about back when he was with Phoenix, with Steve Nash running his offense. Never never seven seconds or less. Phoenix Suns. We talked about how he wasn't 100% Sure that what he was doing was right. Really, Everybody everybody was saying, Oh, you still gotta post up. You still got to do this. And Mike was like, well, I don't really want to post up anymore. I want to. I want to do what I want to do. But he didn't have the numbers to back it up. Now that he's with the Houston Rockets in the front office that the Rockets have there, 100% into the advanced Analytics and all the numbers and the numbers show that what Mike is doing is the most efficient way to play to get the most efficient shots about it like nose. What he's trying to do is backed up by the numbers. Now he's 100% committed. So I'm hoping that he can win a championship because of genius. What he's doing with rockets, and what he did with the sons is on the cutting edge of MBA offense, So I'm really hoping that he's able to get validated by winning a championship. But I'm gonna tell you, that's for sure. I don't know if he'll be the Rockets coach next year. He will be an MBA coach next year. I already know that there's lots of teams out there that are interested in trying to hire him, so I don't think he sees it as he's coaching for his job. I think he knows Kocian somewhere next year. Uh, you know, personally, I hope he's coaching with the world gets next year. I know that the manager Dale Mori has said he wants Mike D'Antoni to be coaching with the Rockets next year. But this like you say, this bubble thing here has got to come first, before any of that talk has to happen, and Mike is really close to being able to win a championship. Sure would be great for him to be able to accomplish that. We're trying to Matt Bullard on human guests line. What do you think? A Covington's game? We saw him in Minnesota obviously came over to the Rockets. How's he blended into this team? Yeah, He fits perfectly with how the Rockets Wanna play 67 He's got super long arms. He's very versatile Defender just like P. J. Tucker in guard, everybody. He was averaging 2.5 blocks a game with the Rockets and they're switching defense, and he's also a really good three point shooter. His three point percentage in Minnesota wasn't as highest is this season, our career average because a lot of those shots he was taken in Minnesota work were guarded, were well guarded shots. But now that he's been with the Rockets, most of the shots he's getting are wide open threes in and Tommy, you know, you know guy like me if I were getting wide open three much higher percentage then You got a guy with a hand in your face the way coming from plays exactly how the Rockettes want him to play, and that's why they went out and got it because they knew that that's the one guy. Who we can add to our team to make all the small ball work better defensively, for sure, but also now that he's getting wide open threes. He's gonna really help the offenses. Well, yeah,.

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Harden, not on Rockets' flight, arrives in Orlando

Golic & Wingo

00:23 sec | 1 d ago

Harden, not on Rockets' flight, arrives in Orlando

"Car James Harden is now with his team kind of At Walt Disney World in the bubble became their five days after the team flew to Orlando Rockets have not discussed a reason for hardens delayed arrival. And they'll also be remember without Russell Westbrook, who tested positive for covert 19 hard now Let's go through the initial quarantine period in his hotel room on the ST

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Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on Joe & Evan

Joe & Evan

00:43 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on Joe & Evan

"You know? Yeah. So I think You're clear like you would think about playoff basketball just like in your mind. Imagine playoff basketball, right? There's nothing there so intense. Every possession matters all that stuff, right? You guys just haven't played the game of basketball since March 8 games are not only you know, like what you're saying. There's a little bit of a player a run in the Western Conference, the bottom of the West, and I'm gonna end up making that spot. But it's also a way for guys to get their feet under him. You know, coaches to adapt to you know what's going on a lot of variables in the eight games and I think A game seems like an appropriate amount to get yourself ready for the playoffs, so that I think that's what these eight games have more to do with. Then. You know, there's Ion William something even though if you ask me the most interesting thing that I'm looking at Is that that Diane Williams and John Moran, Portland Trail Blazers Dane Lillard, who's going to get that final 80 to play the Lakers in the first round? Whoever it is, it's going to be one of the dogs fight. Me and even the Phoenix Suns could could potentially run the table when they get there and make some noise. So I'm kind of interested in that Western Conference, a seed race, But outside of that, it's a bunch of guys warming up getting themselves ready to play. Do you see a sleeper and all is well, we all know about the choking on Lakers. The books. So you know, we had a clear anyway, I I understand. I mean, I know you've been high on the Celtics on. I guess you could call them sleeper. I mean, but give me a team that you kind of they could really make a run here. So the two teams that stand out to me our Philly and Houston, you know, I just think you think about ambiance, Simmons and just look at it this way. Let's say we get back, right? And these guys can't shoot worth for nothing. Right? Let's just say that all the time off. No, Jim, and they're all messed up and you can't get the shot like you were very similar to proceed in basketball like light and that even different, But these guys have been ramping up all summer to get ready for preseason basket and they still don't shoot the ball well. So let's just say that Billy because you know it doesn't matter to them. If they make shot, they don't actually make shots. So if they used Ben Simmons in transition is playing the power forward out well and be interposed, and it's just like big strong in the physical. I'm a bit worried about them. And then I'm worried. Think about we've never seen James Harden fresh. She always played 80 81 82 games. He also averages 37 minutes and I'II averages 35 point tonight, But we've always worn out but kind of playoffs come. He's not worn out. Now. Fresh. He lost a bunch of weight. And I like your style. I know that small ball. I don't like watching James Harden play per se. I know he's unbelievable as a talent, but their style is hard to stop. And it's going to be really hard to stop in this environment. You know what it is because There's no crowd, no road, just him and his rhythm and his gym and it's quiet. So I could really see that the Rockets could make a run here to hold onto our Ah good buddy, Brian Scalabrine e with the MBA insiders. I do You see how about being in basketball shape, though you know it's one thing to beach. Actually, these guys were in shape. I mean, plenty time to keep their bodies in top condition and all that. But how about they, actually now in basketball shave, actually going out there and playing in all 48 minute game running up and down the court about that means that take how long does that take Brian? Well, here's the challenge, So it's gonna be a little bit more scientific. I apologize, but that's all right, you know, but but typically when you get ready for an MBA playoff run, a coach will staggered his got his guys He wants. Each player could be about to play because you know how the playoff rotations little bit shorter to each guy will play. You know, 37 minutes versus 32 minutes, So the hardest thing is not going to be for these guys to ramp up to play 32 minutes a night. Like any of any of the starters, they're going to be able to get that. How fast can you ramp up? You can't just go and that's the whole point of playing your games. Right? You can go 0 to 100 in the MBA and go right to playoff. Basketball is a game and I'll give you a team like the Celtics. When I just use them As an example. They have kind of a deep team Every night. You'll have one guy sort of ramping up his place. Jason Tatum one night might play 38 minutes. And then the next night, he'll play 22 minutes or you'll even take a day off. And in the next night, Jalen Brown will play 38 minutes because you've gotto sort of ramp there minutes up, and I think that's the biggest challenge. With guys being in shape for the playoffs. Now, any of these guys complain this game any of these guys complain to regular season? I give you 11 game right now in the regular season and go down the bubble and hold my own one day. Question is when that playoff star and your body is kind of shut down since March, Like, how are you going to ramp up for bad that amount of intensity where every possession matters playing plus minutes, you know, like, plus five minutes Which is your normal sort of 33 year playing 38 now you're doing it every other night. So I think that's the challenge is going to be for these coaches get their guys in the league playoff shape. But if you just say I hate to go out there and play these games any of these guys could do that. To be elite in the playoffs, especially those teams making a deep, deep playoff run and not be worn out. That's going to be a real big challenge. How about these guys? I don't know. It's it's really kind of an impossible question, at least at this point, the answer because we haven't seen it yet. But with no fans. I mean, how big a difference is, is going to make you think, Brian. So if any Yeah, I think I think you ve games are going to be tough to watch. No pan, but a lot of us are kind of starving. You know how everyone you're really, really hungry. A lot of food taste..

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NBA Superstars Russell Westbrook, James Harden Not Yet With Team in Orlando

Mark Levin

00:26 sec | 1 d ago

NBA Superstars Russell Westbrook, James Harden Not Yet With Team in Orlando

"Courtroom. That's Tom Roberts. The Rockets are in the NBA's bubble in Orlando, preparing to resume the season but without their two superstars James Harden and Russell Westbrook, head coach Mike D'Antoni says Harden and Westbrook will be there eventually. When they come in here, we'll work him in his graduates they need to be and then, hopefully that amazed by the first of the eight games will be ready to go, if not definitely about playoffs. Westbrook is at home after testing positive for covert 19 and Harden has yet to arrive

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Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

GSMC Basketball Podcast

00:57 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

"He's come short time and time again whether it was with whether it. It was against the Clippers and twenty fifteen when his rockets team when he slouched the bench, and his rockets came back against the clippers without him in the game. Come back and beat the rockets. They went on to go play the warriors where they got defeated four one. There was the last couple years where he's played at it. Say An above all star I. Hope hasn't played at the elite level that we've been accustomed to in the regular season. So, I think hardened can play the way. He's played last couple of years, but what we need is Westbrook to set setup, and I look at it from the point of view of. Chris Paul. And James Harden. Up Three two on the warriors, so we replace Chris Paul's productivity with Russell Westbrook activity. Is that good enough to make it and win the finals? So basically we're asking. The question is who is better, Russell Westbrook or Chris Paul. And like I said we've seen Russell Westbrook. Make the adjustments. He needed to make this season. To get his team to that next level, which is not just getting to the Western Conference Finals winning the conference finals, and that least making it to the finals, and as today might not even be a question between harden or Westbrook of who is more important of the rockets title on, but really the coach Mike Dantonio. Is. He probed to winning championships and from what we've seen. He's not. We saw with son's second seven seconds or less made to conference finals. Appearances five zero six lost them both as I just mentioned. The rockets made the conference finals against the warriors in eighteen and lost up three to lost consecutive games so. My, Tony continues to do this small ball lineup. The no Cappella, adding Covington Erik Gordon to see this is something that could win in the playoffs. We've seen it. We've seen it win the regular season so far. They beat the Lakers earliest season when they didn't start one, they didn't put in one player over six seven, which is absurd to me that a team can beat a bunch. Bunch of professionals without up with basketball game a height. We expect to see guys who are seven foot six eleven on the court time with the fact that you're basically playing with a team. That's the equivalent of a really good high school team in terms of height and stature, and you're able to go out and beat the Angeles Lakers with Anthony. Davis with Lebron James With White Howard. Is Very impressive, so we'll see if the small ball lineup can bass the season. Last into the season into the playoffs, but my personal thought is probably not but what we do up to see that Wessel rest book returns healthy. Because at the end of the day, he's one of the most exciting players in the NBA and I love Russell Westward. I love the grit he plays with when he came when durant let the team he. Literally said after rant. This is my team now. I'm putting them on my back. I'm all for Oh, KC and. Try to show us that he was. He could be a superstar, and unfortunately he never won more than fifty games with Oklahoma City never made it past the second round with Oklahoma City so. I don't know if I can put him in that elite stature of the top ten players in the NBA, although he did average a triple double for three consecutive years, but again that's just that's just counting stats, which at the end of the day and we've seen it with Lebron in performances. The Guy can put up stats with sometimes. You're not gonNA, win the game and that's what's most important. Is You play to win the game so Beth elected rockets. Restart of the season almost two weeks upon us now, and after this commercial break we will be going into the Rondo injury, and what that means for the Lakers moving forward into the postseason, all that and more right after this commercial break. Are.

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Would Michael Jordan Rule in Today's NBA?

ESPN Daily

07:02 min | 2 months ago

Would Michael Jordan Rule in Today's NBA?

"Kirk. So I I swear. I promise we're not here to debate. Mj versus Lebron. At least not until the end of the interview believe me I have my stance. It is locked and loaded. We'll get to that. I don't want to alienate half the audience before we begin so over the last few weeks. Those of us who have watched the last dance have borne witness to the greatness. That is Michael. Jordan and that greatness does inform the Lebron debate insofar as it has reminded us of how dominant Jordan was but of course he was playing a different era. Basketball was very different from how it is today which can make it hard to compare those two players or to evaluate how Jordan would fare in today's NBA. So let's start here and established that point of comparison. What was the league like Jordan came into it? Well Jordan came into the in nineteen eighty four and it was a very very different place. The best players in the League at that time or Magic Johnson. Magic Johnson Larry Bird bird again. Larry saying the crowd here. This is what came to see. Kareem abdul-jabbar was still really good Long story short meaning the the NBA was run by big men just as it had been since its entire district and eight of the ten highest play players by the time Jordan even retired centers Jordan was drafted in Nineteen eighty-four just to give you an idea dominant. How valuable centers were sixteen of the twenty previous? Mvp Award winners heading into the one thousand nine hundred four eighty five season worst centers so Jordan entered an MBA. That's fair to characterize as a centers -ly And obviously it's very very different than what we're describing here in twenty twenty. So how big of a deal was it? That the best player in the League Michael Jordan was a shooting dude. You can't overstate. How big of a deal. It was really weird. I mean magic had showed us that point guards could be great. Bird showed us the power forwards and shooting. Forwards could be great no. Mvp had ever come from the shooting. Guard position nobody had really ever dominated the leak or won championships from that position or in that way and again one of the main things the makes Michael Jordan's such a special character in NBA. History is that he deformed the various static of MBA greatness. disrupted to use the term from from Silicon Valley. What it meant and what it looked like to be. Nba superstar love deformed as a verb because it sort of implies that he bent the League to his own. Will he did that man? I mean he came in there and it was violent and it was beautiful and it was for the betterment of the future of the sport a couple of weeks ago. You're at a piece about why. Michael Jordan was such a transcendent score. Can you explain what it was that? Made that dominant so unusual. Yeah well it starts with the fact that he's a he's a guard and again to contextualize it against what was going on in the eighties. Nineties is is shooting guards in wings didn't dominate the NBA. We had the occasional superstar like Julius Irving. So I'm not GonNa say that he was the first star wing but he was a jump shooter. Long Story Short. He was a jump shooting guard. Who could attack the Rim and boy could he attack the rim? So the early part of Jordan's careers. Obviously marked by these highlight jump. Man Silhouettes the dump contest leap from the free throw line and Chicago. Stadium can picture that in our head along Dominique to Michael Jordan but by the end Meena Jordan would beat teams with just incredible mid range shooting And if a majority of buckets in the last dance season in that second repeat came off of the mid range jump shots that either came from post plays Dribble pull-ups quick stops just an endless array of mid range jumpers. Mj On the way away. Jumper and one scout told me a really stuck out is like I've been watching the last dance for eight hours now. I haven't seen the same move twice. It's not like he had to go to move over and over again. All those phase pretty close but man he he did it all but he did it in this area that we don't use very much anymore. Aka Amid Ridge and he's also very difficult shots right thinking about it this way. If you're going up against the Bulls in his nineteen ninety two or nineteen ninety-seven and year in opposing coach. Year number one objective is pretty clear If you can stop or slowdown Michael Jordan. You have a chance. If can't you don't So almost every night the Jordan played he would get the other teams best defender. And that person would WANNA play their best game of the year because everybody in their Rena was watching it and so he did. This eighty two games a year to put up the best sort of scoring numbers in the League against the best defensive performers in the league so you made a heat map for Jordan and then in the same story you made one for harden and you put them next to each other and trying to comparison it almost looks like urban and rural America right or like to to heat maps. That are just wildly different. Almost like people playing different sports one hundred percent in hardened deserves all the credit in the world for becoming the best score of this era but this era is dominated by sort of this moneyball dogma efficiency efficiency efficiency and when you look at James Harden shot signature. You see a guy who shoots near the hoop. He's great Basket attacking guard like Jordan But then away from the painting of the student only shoots threes. He avoids the Mid Range just like he avoids a shaving cream. And and then when you look at say Jordan you see almost the exact opposite remember that old image of Pan Jia and how the continent sort of fit together these two shots hearts kind of look like South America and Africa. Where Jordan is one shape all mid range and then a hardest jump shot activity is sort of surrounding that all three point airs. Jordan didn't shoot a lot of threes.

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Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

GSMC Basketball Podcast

01:29 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

"Currently feeling well quarantine and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I'm cleared. Thank you to all the well wishes and continued poor. Please take this virus seriously. Be Safe Mask up Hashtag. Why not? and quote so Russell. Westbrook hasn't report reported to Orlando yet neither James Harden so to best players on the six seed in the West are Mia. which isn't good because the season starts in sixteen days from today, but luckily quarantine. Recording fourteen days, which gives Russell, I guess two days to come back which. I. Don't know how that's going to fit into. Into this scenario, so what does Russell Westbrook's positive tests mean for the rockets. So as I mentioned currently tied for the fifth spot with the thunder. They're both were in two thousand four. Only two and a half games, though behind the third-seeded nuggets and I think right there that three or six seed workout rate for the rockets. 'cause I think if you look at it if you put all the players on the court. Westbrook and harden. Arguably represent the two best players on the court in a series like that I mean yes. Yokich is very good and. I mean he's better than good. He's phenomenal, but when you have less Brooke and hard on the same floor against the nuggets team that honestly I don't think anyone other team defend either of those players. It's a good match for them so either. The rockets slip into the three seed, or they stay back in the sixth seat I. think that's a good first round match for them. By, really, how much time is Russell? Westbrook? Really going to miss, so you came out yesterday on. July Thirteenth Cova did, but he might have contracted a little bit earlier. According to an ESPN article, he only two days to fly to Orlando, but his teammate Rono Bruno. Accidentally goes out to get a post meets delivery, and he has to quarantine themselves. Eight days makes no sense by I. Guess when you're the best part of the team or the second best on the team, you get special privilege. Really how much time is west, we're. GonNa Miss so supposed to be a two week quarantine, so let's say that he found out on the tenth or the eleventh, so that gives them until about the twenty four twenty fifth to get back in so the chances him being ready for the regular season as doubtful because I feel like you're gonNA WANNA put him through at least a week of. Minimize training camp. You're not just going to throw him to the wolves. So what is so the rockets I mean? It's a major blow. You're missing. Your one be a one beef from your one, a one aiding harden, one being Westbrook, and before the before the season got postponed. Russell Westbrook was on a tear in his last eight games. Whose averaging twenty one twenty nine points a game? Point three rebounds, five assists shooting almost fifty four percent for the field, and even forty percent from three turnover, so her usual first career, a little high closing in on almost five turnovers game. Would you never liked to see a one to one ratio there and really what has changed for Russell Westbrook over the course of the last couple months, and it's the fact that he's been attacking the basket more and shooting. Bong reached shots less so. Since January, twenty, th January thirty first, he has averaged nineteen point two points per game in the paint. That is the most in the NBA. Yes, more than Jaanus, more than Joel embiid more than Lebron James so very impressive. They're and that's what that's what the rockets are all about about efficient shots and Russell Westbrook throughout his career has been inefficient. Re Point shooter in that was what issue was when Westbrook got traded to the rockets, was he going to be able to buy in to their game plan, which is shots at the Rim and three pointers, and like I said Russell Westbrook is inefficient three point shooter so before January he was attempting or point nine. Report attempts to game so in October November and December. or point nine three point attempts per game so nearly five, since January he has averaged only two point three. Three point attempts per game, which has done great for this rockets offense that has gone small, extreme small ball. They have Westbrook James Harden. They traded Clint Cappella. And Robert Covington Erik Gordon, then, Daniel House whoever they choose to film that fifth spot, but yeah they're starting lineup has nobody over the height of six seven which I think in the long. In the long run isn't GonNa work out because eventually you're gonNA thesis team with a six ten six eleven seven footer. WHO's a stretch for stretch five? Who can shoot the three can guard multiple positions doesn't have to be stuck to the paint like Rudy. Go Bear or clink? Capella but I don't know can team. Really win title when it comes when they're playing so small I mean be fun to find out, but I really doubt it, but biggest does give them rate odds right now, if six to one odds to win the Western Conference and twelve to one odds to win a finals, we have to remember. There are only twenty two teams laughed instead of thirty. So. The big question is who is more important to the rockets in their title run. Is that harden or Westbrook? Let's begin with James. Harden so James Harden. Is Averaging thirty four point four points per game leading the team. He's on pace for him. The first player Simpson since Jada to average thirty points per game in three straight seasons very impressive he is in. Very Limited company I mean yeah. Only the second ever guy score thirty points trae or well I would say will chamberlain did it back in the sixties, but In the modern era, which I classify as seventy, nine eighty, when Larry Bird and added Johnson came in the league very impressive company, so we have James. Harden used to go to score on the team. This is his team. He's the one who came here. Use The one who established his culture Westbrook as come in, but what we've seen from hard in the playoffs is he can't perform..

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What Are New York’s Food Pantries Like Right Now?

Eric Metaxas

00:39 sec | 3 months ago

What Are New York’s Food Pantries Like Right Now?

"Food banks across New York City or in a state of emergency during the corona virus pandemic with one third of pantries across the city being forced to shut down James harden is more for food pantries across the five boroughs more and more people are in need of their assistants will donations are down as volunteers stay away G. general office with the mission society the food pantries now have not one times the number of people waiting for food but in many cases eight nine and ten times as many people in fact feeding America says they'll face a one point four billion dollar need over the next six months general off urging anyone who can

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Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on Jalen and Jacoby

Jalen and Jacoby

00:46 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "james harden" discussed on Jalen and Jacoby

"Chains right now you locked in to Jalen and Jacoby yet. Is Jalen Rose R. M.. B. On our Andrew, Kobe, what is it that we we? People. It does not look like Dak Prescott is going to get what he wants. We've been talking about this contract seemingly every day. All summer long and today's the deadline for new deal to get done. It does not look like that is going to happen. Jalen. Why don't the cowboys get this done? They're handling incorrectly. Jacoby they have starting franchise quarterback for the next decade signed him in I. Stop homes. Get it in. Your dealers. Deal like that since Michael Vick. You can at least give back four or five year deal that top dollar Carson Wentz got paid. Your Golf Got Pay Oh. You know who else got paid people on his own team. You know it's one of those things too colby. Love to take of you covert nineteen in the coronavirus pandemic and the books aren't looking the same. We don't know if the NFL's going to be their way. You took care of Mehari. He made sure he got his bread this off season so again. Franchise, quarter basket, taking care of. Disappointed that the cowboys have not done it for that. If you look at that list of players that the cowboys committed to the committed a lot of guaranteed money to a lot of players, both on both sides of the ball. When you look at that, it says that they believe in democracy, and they believe in his if they believe in Amari Cooper, Jalen Smith Lil Collins, but. This is an indication to me that Jerry Jones in the Jones family and the cowboys organization does not believe in Dak. Prescott Future. Do you think he has done enough in the past to earn that belief moving forward? I do because, and they also brought in Andy Dalton Jacoby and paid him seven million dollars. That's more than they paid back. His first three seasons They've already gotten a bargain. They've already gotten the discount. This is your chance to take care of him. Now that you don't take care of them, you send a message throughout the locker room that he may not be the future so foredeck. Yes, he's earned Jacoby. You know how much I love. My Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford earned it. Okay. How about before? He got played seven Games in San? Fran Jimmy Garoppolo. They took care of him. Oh I'm just disappointed that the cowboys didn't do the same so far for Dak Prescott while. I would love to see Dak. Prescott ball out this year and leave the cowboys out of spite, but we move on back to Orlando and the NBA bubble where James Harden is now in Orlando. The rocket has landed in the bubble and his teammate. Austin rivers says yes, there are twenty two teams here, but only three or four have a legit chance at winning the title, and we are one of those three or four. Do you think the rockets are legit title contenders in the bubble? I like that he added for because we know who the first three are to La Teams in a box and he knows after that squash are wildcards, and in the West two of my bigger ones are the blazers and the rockets, and if a team is going to be equipped to play a unique style in a bubble. Houston Rockets if particular James Harden and Russell Westbrook because they play is. Ball and teams are going to break down in their offenses. The defenses are all of a sudden force you to go one on one and nobody does it more and nobody does it better than those two guys, so Austin is right. They do have a punchers chance in the West. Both of those guys can play an MVP up. The absolutely do because this break is going to cause chemistry lapses and sort of people getting back into game shape, and figuring out the offenses in the rhythms and the substitution patterns, but the rock install is just so simple. It's does James Have the ball as Russ had the ball every into a shooting position and wait. That's just what they do. They know there's no chemistry problems over four months off with their. Offense and we all know that might don't Dantonio exactly defensive coordinator, either so they're going to hit the ground running in the Bubble Inc, who put together a real championship run in one thing I found really interesting on those numbers of the isolation place James. Harden has had more isolation plays this season than any other NBA team than any other. Hardness had isolated blades. I loved the rock style so much and I really really hope that they make it to the finals. Next we need you to take us behind the curtain. Well Spencer Dinwiddie was talking with Taylor roofs, police, report and Let's just listen to him. Any words for anybody in the bubble. Yeah to to all my fellow NBA players. Don't EST hotline. Don't cross the line to get post mates. Don't Fly L.. A., work out. and last, but not least. The Brooklyn Nets a come for you. That's the way it works. We need to take another turn when he says don't fly La work out. Is he talking about side jobs or is he? Is he talking about entrepreneurial ventures that they have an entertainment industry? Is that what he means by? Don't Fly Ellie work out. Jacoby basically what he's saying is a couple of things. If. You're your main squeeze or you'll. Bull is from La. Of course you flyer out you do that, but if you consider just kicking it with somebody does not necessarily a main squeeze. You probably shouldn't fly all away from California to Florida. Those dynamics just don't work. Maybe you got to look closer into Miami or maybe Georgia or Alabama. New, Orleans. But La is to farther trek frequent flyer wise. Isn't that like six and a half seven hours? Nova Jarring of mass. There's speculation eater and discussion about how NBA teams are going to sort of. Satisfied, the romantic urges and I just can't wait until the first time. Someone gets caught trying to sneak something in the hotel. It's GonNa. Be Great. It's GonNa. Be like a cartoon like someone's GonNa have gigantic suitcase. They're trying to roll through the lobby with two people inside. Sneak in the laundry bins and stuff this is GonNa be great? I can't wait for the first person to get caught. And if they do get caught, they might get caught via. The aforementioned snitch hotline. Yes, there is a number that you can call when you're in the NBA bubble to report violators of the bubble rules and we heard yesterday that not a single person had called. There's new information poor. According to the athletic multiple people have called the so called snitch hotline Jalen what you think. I want to know what they say it when they call. Clearly, because I saw a couple of names trending on twitter that I'm a put some respect on and ain't going to say so. I WanNa know what they were saying when they caught. I don't think the hotline is GonNa. Be a big deal, but again you just alluded to it. People are going to be sneaking people into the bubble like. A couple of things I who break Hawass here you know. Who Quasi air. You know now with his hair. I'm being braid seven to ten days. That's that's that's thirty five and thirteen, so but at subway WANNA get fresh again like there are certain things. Players GonNa Need Jacoby. Certain needs to be met big shot Michael Beasley Hope He. He could to corona virus. He left the bubble. Is he coming back to the bubble to.

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Russell Westbrook has a huge performance in a playoff loss to the Rockets on this date in 2017

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 3 months ago

Russell Westbrook has a huge performance in a playoff loss to the Rockets on this date in 2017

"Three years ago April nineteenth two thousand seventeen the thunder waste the highest scoring triple double in NBA playoff history as they fall to the rockets one fifteen one eleven Russell Westbrook delivered fifty one points to go with thirteen assists and ten rebounds but he shot just four for eighteen in the final period we couldn't score and ruby were before you we can't give away leads I don't know romance too too difficult to be able to do that James harden finished with thirty five points to lead the rockets back from a double digit deficit in the final period the fourth quarter we got in so we need to be don't miss the big shots got some defensive rebounds and I was gonna try to park there harden Westbrook would become teammates two years later I'm Dave Ferrie

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Russell Westbrook has a huge performance in a playoff loss to the Rockets on this date in 2017

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 3 months ago

Russell Westbrook has a huge performance in a playoff loss to the Rockets on this date in 2017

"Three years ago April nineteenth two thousand seventeen the thunder waste the highest scoring triple double in NBA playoff history as they fall to the rockets one fifteen one eleven Russell Westbrook delivered fifty one points to go with thirteen assists and ten rebounds but he shot just four for eighteen in the final period we couldn't score and ruby were before you we can't give away leads I don't know romance too too difficult to be able to do that James harden finished with thirty five points to lead the rockets back from a double digit deficit in the final period the fourth quarter we got in so we need to be don't miss the big shots got some defensive rebounds and I was gonna try to park there harden Westbrook would become teammates two years later I'm Dave Ferrie

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Harden with 37; Rockets end skid in 117-111 win over 'Wolves

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 4 months ago

Harden with 37; Rockets end skid in 117-111 win over 'Wolves

"James harden scored thirty seven points as the Houston Rockets ended their four game losing streak with a one seventeen one eleven win over the Minnesota Timberwolves harden shot eleven of nineteen from the field and ten of fourteen from the free throw line to go with seven assists Russell Westbrook had a twenty seven point six rebounds seven assists four steals night for the rockets while Eric Gordon scored sixteen points in the second half d'angelo Russell's twenty eight point night let the walls once you are in Gomez chipped in eighteen points the losses Minnesota's third street Adams bowling Houston

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Knicks hold on to end Rockets' 6-game win streak, 125-123

Houston's Morning News

00:15 sec | 4 months ago

Knicks hold on to end Rockets' 6-game win streak, 125-123

"Houston Rockets snapped a six game winning streak with a one twenty five one twenty three loss to the Knicks in New York James harden led all the scorers had thirty five points the team returning home to face the clippers on Thursday catch all your rockets action on sports talk seven

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Knicks hold on to end Rockets' 6-game win streak, 125-123

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 4 months ago

Knicks hold on to end Rockets' 6-game win streak, 125-123

"The Houston Rockets six game winning streak was snapped by the New York Knicks one twenty five one twenty three Knicks rookie RJ Ballantine's career high with twenty seven points including a key driving layup in the final seconds there proved to be the margin of victory for New York the rockets down nineteen late in the third quarter had a chance to tie at the final buzzer but Russell Westbrook's jumper bounced off the rim capping off a disappointing night for him his teammates against one of the NBA's worst teams this season one red light doesn't can't take games like this lightly send me a survey everybody goes out of complete right Westbrook finished with twenty four points while James harden led all scorers with thirty five Tom Marion New York

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New Knicks president Rose asks fans for patience

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:37 sec | 4 months ago

New Knicks president Rose asks fans for patience

"Or the next run a new course as of today today Leon rose officially took over as the Knicks team president so will the next give rose a win on this is first thing in the job well so far so good there late in the third quarter of the guard Knicks lead it ninety eight to seventy nine normally James harden heats up the Knicks and the rest of the league he averages thirty five points per game this season to leave the NBA but he shot just three for twelve in this game he has made all twelve of his free throws he has twenty one now and it's RJ Barrett lead the next with twenty five digs up sixteen late third quarter at

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Westbrook scores 41, Rockets beat Celtics 111-110 in OT

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 4 months ago

Westbrook scores 41, Rockets beat Celtics 111-110 in OT

"James harden had the tying and go ahead free throws with twenty four point three seconds left in O. T. to help the rockets win their sixth straight one eleven to one ten over the Celtics Russell Westbrook scored a game high forty one as Houston overcame a seventeen point deficit Westbrook notched his thirtieth straight twenty point game harden scored twenty one well short of his NBA leading thirty four point nine point per game average Jayson Tatum at thirty two for his four straight thirty point game for Boston Jaylen brown forced overtime with a three at the buzzer but missed a go ahead jumper with three point five seconds to play you know T. Geffen cooled off Boston

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New York: Harden Scores 37, Rockets Pull Away From Knicks

Pat Farnack

00:22 sec | 5 months ago

New York: Harden Scores 37, Rockets Pull Away From Knicks

"Call you in a while James harden attended the memorial to staples center flew back to Houston got back to the arena about an hour before tip off and then scored thirty seven points thirty one of the first half as as rockets beat the Knicks store spokesman mark someone notices to the family our system of time for them for the entire world so it was almost a year summer

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Harden's 37 points leads Rockets over Knicks 123-112

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 5 months ago

Harden's 37 points leads Rockets over Knicks 123-112

"After attending the memorial service for Kobe and Jana Bryant earlier in the day James harden scored thirty seven points as the Houston Rockets won their fourth straight game beating the New York Knicks one twenty three one twelve Hardin arrived a little more than an hour before tipoff and scored thirty one points in the first half on twelve of sixteen shooting Harding explained why he felt the need to attend Brian service scores bricks prima someone notices to the family our system time for them for the entire world so it was a must in a bitter battle Moore scored seventeen points off the bench for the rockets well Eric Gordon added sixteen R. J. Barrett led the Knicks with twenty one points and six rebounds Julius Randle chipped in seventeen points and twelve boards Adam splaine Houston

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Harden's 37 points leads Rockets over Knicks 123-112

Vickie Allen and Levon Putney

00:14 sec | 5 months ago

Harden's 37 points leads Rockets over Knicks 123-112

"Night we'll start in Houston the rockets take care of the next one twenty three one twelve James harden had a breezy thirty seven for Houston R. J. Barrett led the Knicks with twenty one it's lost number forty on the season

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Harden scores 38, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

CBS Sports Radio

00:26 sec | 5 months ago

Harden scores 38, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

"NBA box place the Sixers one nineteen ninety eight Yanis into Kubo became thirty one points seventeen boards and eight assists elsewhere he handed the Cavaliers won twenty four one oh five rockets one ten one twenty jazz one ten James harden thirty eight points a couple of surprises Mavericks lose to the hawks one eleven one oh seven kings one twelve forty three over the clippers elsewhere network for Hornets one fifteen eighty six sons one twelve bowls one of

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The Harlem Globetrotters

The Past and the Curious

09:20 min | 5 months ago

The Harlem Globetrotters

"The Savoie ballroom was a jewel of jazz age. Chicago theatre opened in the nineteen twenties just before people in the United States were hit by the Great Depression which left many Americans poor and hungry throughout the difficult time. The Savoie was a place to find joy on the south side of Chicago. The building was regularly filled with residents from the largely African American neighborhood. Who gathered to dance to some of the biggest stars of the day count basie Duke Ellington Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong? Were just a few of the people who banged out. Tunes as people jibed across the giant DANCEFLOOR. Dancefloor was so big that it actually doubled as a basketball court for the Savoy. Big Five in the late. Nineteen twenty s the five-man team hosted games to fill the slow nights in the ballroom. A young man in cab. Calloway would sometimes seeing during halftime but back then basketball wasn't very popular people cared about contests like horse racing and boxing baseball. Not The five on five game that depended on getting a ball through a hoop. It was a long way from the sport. We know much slower and much lower scoring than today. This team from Chicago would eventually work to change that. But they're Savoie audience could never have guessed how at some point. There was a dispute among the players of the Savoie five and they broke up. Three of them led by Tommy. Brooklyn's start a new team and rename themselves. The globetrotters it was an era of barnstorming. And when not at the Savoy they set out from Chicago to tour the Mid West region of America there were no organized leagues of teams and players in the Nineteen Twenties and thirties. Instead semi professional teams would travel from town to town and earn money playing teams from whatever town they were in sometimes. Businesses might have a team of employees so a barnstorming team like the globetrotters might play against some guys who had spent the whole day assembling cars canning vegetables or even driving taxi caps. Other Times barnstorming might play a team made up of members of a religious group. The House of David. Those guys never shaved so they played basketball with beards down to their bellies. Making James Harden's beard look like a five o'clock shadow soon. A young Jewish immigrant named Abe Sapper. Steam entered the picture with the globetrotters. Abe was a terrible basketball player but his other skills were valuable. He knew a lot of people who did bookings and many of these towns and more importantly he had a car these five teammates and their manager. Abe would pile into his model t like sardines attend camp and hit those cold slick winter roads. It was the nineteen twenties and they understood that random people in random midwest towns might be surprised to find that all five members of the team coming to play their local guys were African Americans. There were very few professional sports comprised of African Americans at this point so they decided to alter their name to help people know what to expect at the time. The most notable and best all black basketball team was known as the Harlem rent which was short for the Harlem Renaissance in the Nineteen Twenties and early thirties. The New York neighborhood of Harlem was an epicenter of black culture and it was a time referred to as the Harlem Renaissance. People knew about these incredible artists and musicians. Who lived there along with the writers like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston so the globetrotters who were very much from Chicago? Ask themselves how do we make ourselves sound dignified worldly and clearly a team of African Americans the Harlem Globetrotters? Will it matter that? We're not from Harlem that we've never tried it around the globe new super nope cool. Let's pile into a small unheeded car and go beat some people in basketball and they did just that it was remarkable. How good they are. They beat nearly every team from Wisconsin. Illinois Iowa anywhere else they went then they pile back into the car and head on down the road to the next game throughout the nineteen thirties. The team built up quite a reputation. They might have been the best basketball team in the world. No one agrees on how the famous tricks came into the game. A popular explanation is that they'd slip into the fun and flashy dribbles and drives after they safely put plenty of points on the board against their opponent. This did several things one it entertain the audience. Once the actual threat of competition was gone. No one wants to watch a blowout so a fun. Show of tricks kept the locals entertained but also no one wants to watch their local fellas get trounced a group from the city coming in and wiping the home team can really anger a local audience and the Harlem globetrotters new. This trick plays would thrill any crowd and win them over. The focus slowly became not about the final score but about how much fun it was to watch these incredible athletes and their astonishing an often humorous approach to the game. I we win. And then we cloud Abe Saperstein once said now most people agree that the real clowning didn't start until a man named goose. Tatum joined the team. Goose was an incredible athlete. Who could put the basket ball through the hoop with ease? But he also had a keen eye for comedy he found inspiration and funny movies and carefully watched the acts of clowns and other entertainers his favorite gags would show up on the basketball court. Sometimes goose would tiptoe over and pretend to spy on the opposing team's huddle all while making sure the audience in on the joke other times he'd hand the refs at trick ball after a timeout upon dribbling the ball. The referee grow angry because the ball never bounced back up. It just plopped devoid of air on the ground. Sometimes goose would disappear from the court altogether while the game continued only to be found in the audience eating popcorn. He even had a bit where he would pretend to be knocked unconscious on the court. The refs in his teammates would try everything to wake him up. But no amount of shaking or poking prodding would open his eyes. It was only the smell of his own Stinky Shoe. That would get him back up on his feet again. Much to the disgust delight of the audience in Nineteen forty-eight Abe Sapper Stein was with a friend who just so happened to own a basketball team called the Minnesota Lakers. The Lakers were the best team in the brand new professional basketball league which would soon become known as the NBA. The League did not allow black players on any of their teams regardless of League affiliation and regardless of the color of the player skin each man believed his team was the best in the world. They'd never meet in a league as it was so the natural solution was to stage an exhibition game between the Lakers and the globetrotters. It didn't seem so to the men at the time but game between an all white. Nba team and an all. Black semi pro team would prove monumental. Eighteen thousand people came out to watch which was easily twice. As many people as most professional basketball games would attract the time. And despite the fact that the Lakers star center who stood six speed and ten inches tall was seven inches taller than anyone else. On the court. The globetrotters one on a last second shot. It was a powerful moment. The next season those Lakers would go on to win the National Championship. But when they played the Harlem globetrotters a second time for a second exhibition between the two teams. The globetrotters came out on top yet again. The following year the NBA ended segregation and three of those same Laker Whooping Harlem globetrotters Chuck Cooper Nat Clifton and hang designee. Became three of the I four African Americans to join the League and play professional basketball. This was nineteen fifty three years. After Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier in baseball the globetrotters still continue their entertaining shows today. Keeping the spirit of barnstorming alive. They get a lot of credit for how they support communities and bring joy to so many and educate kids about health. But it's easy to forget about how important they were in integrating professional basketball. They now tour and play with just one team often known as the Washington generals according to most sources the globetrotters have beaten the generals over sixteen thousand times. How many times have they lost though? That question is harder to answer. But it's just a few. The most recent globetrotter loss was way back in one thousand nine hundred seventy one when both teams lost track of the score when clock expired. The generals were ahead. That was not supposed to happen. And people expected the GLOBETROTTERS TO WIN. And it's usually agreed that they will today. It's all about the show the fun and the love of basketball not the competition. This is what made that loss. So shocking reports from nine hundred. Seventy one SE. The stands were filled with silent shocked faces and even a few crying children. Luckily it's been smiles for all since then

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The fourth quarter of the All-Star Game will never be the same again

SportsCenter All Night

00:52 sec | 5 months ago

The fourth quarter of the All-Star Game will never be the same again

"Reverse layup billion for Anthony Davis ties the game and one forty eight and a follow up high as Lowry got hit by James harden yeah in addition to defense the intensity was amped up players were upset with virtually every whistle in the fourth quarter how about this there were more fouls called in the fourth quarter of the all star game then in the first three quarters combine thirty five files to win the game one of the letter cut to the right side stops mid range jumper is one fifty that look like the shot over and be it wasn't quite the same spot but it was it was there thirty points for collide letter both teams the seven points to win I

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Harden, Westbrook Help Houston Rockets End Boston Celtics 7-Game Winning Streak

First Light

00:20 sec | 5 months ago

Harden, Westbrook Help Houston Rockets End Boston Celtics 7-Game Winning Streak

"Tuesday in the NBA the rockets rolled the Celtics one sixteen one of find that Ms Boston seven game winning streak which is the second longest current one going into last night's action Toronto with its fifteen game ministry was inactive last night but they'll be back at it James harden had forty two points Russell Westbrook thirty six that's a pretty good combination

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"james harden" Discussed on Book of Basketball 2.0

Book of Basketball 2.0

06:58 min | 8 months ago

"james harden" Discussed on Book of Basketball 2.0

"Category for The pyramid racking overrated underrated properly rated James Harden properly rated. That's how I feel properly rated. I think I think people have immense respect for what he's accomplished pushed like when Daryl Morey comes out and says he's a better offense player that Michael Jordan he's the greatest offensive player all time. There's like just there's some outrage but there's a a lot of like I mean it's not totally insane like his numbers culture. He's actually that good like offensively he's potent and I think Some of the playoffs playoff skepticism. While that's often and overdone trope an NBA meteoroid all-sports media. Like I think some of the skepticism is warranted like very much so and and so I think he's properly rated final pyramid ranking thirty six. I'll just list a couple people before and after damn excited to hear who's before so so this is a list. I think I'm the only one who has it where I moved people around for the last ten years Jason Kidd thirty eight Steve Nash. Thirty seven hard and thirty six and then the next tour Cowan's it won't free so you start moving into once you get in the top thirty five. I have I need to see some championships. I just do so. The next. The next President Willis Reed over James Harden or otherwise very hard arguments to make I know Cowan's read Robinson Rick. Barry so John Stockton. I have thirty. That would be the flaw in the argument. I'M GONNA have to Redo this this part of the list but John Stockton is like freak. The other thing is me. He played for twenty seven years. His League lead his all-time lead in assists so so preposterous like career assists. It's like he lapped entire field so the thing with hard in his thirty six. But I'm also only judging for these ten years if you're saying if he's going to do this for for a couple more years now you're going to move into the twenties pretty easily and if you win a title I mean saw with Kawhi completely changes pyramid destiny. Yeah you you know. I feel like if you make the finals that counts like Barclays and you play well from an individual standpoint. It's not the same as winning a title. But if you did your job and you came through in the clutch and your team just wasn't as good. I think that like that's a powerful thing. That's a powerful of Jerry West. I had never won a title but he was Mr Clutch and it's like never his fault. He rises to the moment every time. No one holds his one in seven finals record against him as evidence instead he was somehow not up for the moment right so like if James Harden never wins the title but he does get to the finals he puts up like thirty five. Five and five makes a couple the big buckets when they really need it has like moments like that's that should almost replicate a championship in your rankings. I think and if he doesn't then is in that George Auburn range but probably with better stats the stats are going to be the stats are going to be crazy. Damn if he does this he's not GonNa last forever again as long as Russia's on his team but the people just don't realize the moment like when you zoom out in five years the stats are GonNa be like. Oh my God. What happened hard and took this goes to you? How crazy basketball is the last ten years hard and took a thousand and fifty nine threes right? Last year the Celtics took like three hundred eighty three threes in nine hundred eighty six. It was like a sign of weekday entire team they average less than five threes again and harden average twelve the game. So it's like how am I supposed to compare these these two kind of why didn't even have a three point shootout at the All Star game in the eighties like it's like we sell you. Had this shot that but nobody was actually taking a game so we built a whole event. A whole carnival event around like. Let's have a three point shootout champion. It was weird because I remember vividly going to the Games the first year they had the line had and seeing the line the seven eighty celtics and it was like. Wow that's weird. It just stood out in the court but then seeing people shoot. You're shots behind. The line was really new and exciting. Zimmer Chris Ford was the Celtics Three Point Guy Bird really take a lot of them no But Chris Forty. There was like kind of his thing. It'd be in the corner in the crowd. Like oh you know but we didn't really know what it was and bird was the first one that kind of realized. Oh Oh this can be a device. That's used in big games. Maybe we shouldn't all stand inside the foul line. Maybe we should. Yeah stand around somewhere else or maybe from momentum momentum standpoint if I make this swings Domenico the most famous when he made his in the game six eighty one final he makes one in the corner that basically isis the game. I think I think that was like the first advice. The game three pointer made Beagle through the even through the mid eighties. Nobody really figured out. And then like those. Dale Ellis type started culminated. eminating up. You know it's an underrated. It's not an era comparison thing but you sometimes forget that had happened. And you're like well that happened but short of three point line for three years in the nineties and likes likes to every for a while like every record about three point shooting was continue would do the basketball reference search and be like ninety four ninety five ninety five. Oh that's short in the line or member Glenn Glen Rice. who was like his exact distance where he was he for a while? He and that was the Scott Steve Curling man. These guys were just destroying. Oh that's right. They moved the line in by like two feet are wonderful. We're going to feel that way when they just get rid of corner. Threes in about five years. Woo when the three point line kind of ends. And there's this that's it for they do like baseball's version of the shift where you just have to people standing in the corner In three people playing defense more gimmicky defense in the NBA. Curry's been a fan of the full curve like why can't we just fun. The full core presses. I think the biggest missed opportunity in the league the players would just never try hard enough for it. It's allowed eighty two games all right. We Digress and James Harden anything else. We left everything on the table. We didn't leave four point five million on the table but we left everything else we had and then table it. No I don't I don't think we I don't. I think we left anything on the table. Except that there's a lot left still on the table in terms of his career in like the he's still writing he still gets to write his chapter of MBA history. And and there's the warriors are at doors are dead now right. I mean the West is widely year the for a year. Oh don't start stirring the pot no would have been. Well I guess I guess yeah. The warriors are dead for a year from now are the worst thing. Healthy Steph drained clay championship centers And whoever they trade Diangelo Russel so for maybe like let's see what happens this year. A Big Opportunity Zach Lowe. We've been working together in some capacity since two thousand twelve pleasures. Thanks thanks for having me..

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"james harden" Discussed on First Things First

First Things First

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"james harden" Discussed on First Things First

"I drove I F S One N._B._A.. Analysts Turku Stock Good Morning. Thanks for having me guys up. Someone I agree with man on these sports takes everything thank here. Do we not allowed to talk to you. About of course we start with the blockbuster trade from last night. The thunder had traded their all time leading score and eight time all star Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris. Paul Westbrook will now will be reunited with his good friend James Harden. What was your reaction to this? Sarah the N._B._A.. Has Bananas and I love everybody and this is one of the most exciting summers that we have been a part of and add onto the fact that all of these teams that there's so much balance and charity we we once again have a Houston Rockets team who was in that mix and probably believed that they could still compete for title to me now got even better. I know that the first thing we think of when we look at Russell Westbrook look at James Harden and their usage rates of of last season the style of which they both play. How're they GONNA fit together? There's a lot of questions that come along with it but to me that aside this improved the rock esteem because you aren't getting what could be one of the best backwards in the N._B._A.. Coming into next season you've got a player in Russell Westbrook who has the opportunity to take off some of that responsibility of James Harden and I think more than anything when we talked about the Houston Rockets and what Daryl Morey was going to do the desire they had to potentially trade for Jimmy Butler a lot of the moves that they were looking tomake there. We're GONNA have to give up players are question was do they give up Cappella to they came up P._J.. Tucker Eric Gordon what happens now they have the rest of their beds..

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"james harden" Discussed on Through the Wire

Through the Wire

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"james harden" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"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?.

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"james harden" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

04:58 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Now seeing something with james harden i said last week the james harden was russell westbrook with facial hair everybody's like oh you're being overly dramatic no not they are very moody players and when the shots falling everything is good and when the shots don't fall and the whistles aren't blown by the refs they both soak westbrook and harden this is now a two year study we have data we have stats are not the same players in the postseason as they are in the regular season and i think there's a reason for it because the referees allow more physical play in the play offs what does that mean that means hardened doesn't get that call that means westbrook dozen get that call and that doesn't affect kevin durant he's not moody it doesn't affect ben simmons brad stevens jason tatum klay thompson draymond green coli leonard i watch a lot of these guys they're not overly emotional players but harden is expressive and westbrook his emotional and when they don't get the calls in the play offs and referees allow more this is not going to change next year they are different players they soak james harden if he doesn't get the whistle he's out on defense he goes to the bench he doesn't pay attention his effort declines westbrook couldn't get along with fans he couldn't leave the court halftime he was getting in these fights with fans this is we have we have a trendier now we got numbers now if you go look at westbrook and harden regular season the playoffs all their numbers go down in with colli leonard they didn't win ben simmons they didn't wear them bead didn't would lebron they don't want klay thompson they don't want dream on green did kevin durant this isn't a little thing it's a real thing and it's not going away because the and the other thing is that both oklahoma city in houston of enabled both of these guys if you can't get along with westbrook see you later if you can't get along with harden ceo later you can do that with lebron he's the world's best player by a lot.

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"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Now seeing something with james harden i said last week the james harden was russell westbrook with facial hair everybody's like oh you're being overly dramatic no not they are very moody players and when the shots falling everything is good and when the shots don't fall and the whistles aren't blown by the refs they both soak westbrook and harden this is now a two year study we have data we have stats are not the same players in the postseason as they are in the regular season and i think there's a reason for it because the referees allow more physical play in the play offs what does that mean that means hardened doesn't get that call that means westbrook dozen get that call and that doesn't affect kevin durant he's not moody it doesn't affect ben simmons brad stevens jason tatum klay thompson draymond green coli leonard i watch a lot of these guys they're not overly emotional players but harden is expressive and westbrook his emotional and when they don't get the calls in the play offs and referees allow more this is not going to change next year they are different players they soak james harden if he doesn't get the whistle he's out on defense he goes to the bench he doesn't pay attention his effort declines westbrook couldn't get along with fans he couldn't leave the court halftime he was getting in these fights with fans this is we have we have a trendier now we got numbers now if you go look at westbrook and harden regular season the playoffs all their numbers go down in with colli leonard they didn't win ben simmons they didn't wear them bead didn't would lebron they don't want klay thompson they don't want dream on green did kevin durant this isn't a little thing it's a real thing and it's not going away because the and the other thing is that both oklahoma city in houston of enabled both of these guys if you can't get along with westbrook see you later if you can't get along with harden ceo later you can do that with lebron he's the world's best player by a lot.

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"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:31 min | 2 years ago

"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Coach happy gm happy secrets kept dysfunction gone congratulations it was a disaster last year for tampa disaster for the rams the year before all or nothing prime series on amazon has basically ended dezes career and even houston that had a winning record three years ago had arguably the best roster and under achieved so apparently something just came down this morning some some some awards came down and i'll all unveil those coming up next james harden was terrible last night didn't matter houston rolled steph curry was terrible and game one didn't matter golden state rolled to mazing how much attention we pay to the wrong stuff you ever watch car ad car ads crack me up zero to sixty in three point one seconds i'm a parent what am i starring in fast and furious nine what do i care how how fast how quickly cargoes i got groceries and kids in the back you wanna know what i wanna know how fast you go from zero to quiet can i have some quiet in here i don't even know what a hemi is six hundred horsepower what am i carrying lumber like what what am i far i understand it we spend so much attention to things that dome atr is the car safe think about how much attention we give the point guards the current dynasty in the west is golden state the current dynasty about to happen in the east boston steph curry and kyri irving if you had to make a trade tomorrow had do danny aines would ship kyri out and keep bigger jason tatum and the warriors ship steph out and have to keep the bigger stronger athlete kevin durant who himself is at injuries but fewer steps to finals run steps but he's been hurt kyri seven years never played eighty two games both smaller fragile athletes i look around james harden was terrible last night houston rolled steph was offline game one golden state rolled when i look at what we pay attention to.

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"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"james harden" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"And they tread fool roofs one that you see all the time now submit players dribbling with one hand guy he could try to get your arm and food to defend him and the player uses the offfarm to literally grabbed the defender and then flail and looked like he shooting the ball a good luck trying to officiate that full speed i don't i don't know who's right is wrong i just know i wouldn't want to be aref you know what this feels like to me animosity and jealousy of james harden of houston who gets 28 percent of his points at the free throw line lebrun there is a reason westbrook there is a reason paul george i love your brawl but there is a reason you're not at the free throw line like james harden because james harden flails and cells is calls and his unorthodox and left handed and has a herkie jerky start and stop motion he gets to the free throw line because he is in uniquely difficult to defend two players in my life have score a ton of their points at the free throw line karl malone utah jazz and james harden houston do you really want me to believe that the nba officials decided we want to take this guy in the mountains in utah not doctor jay now michael jordan now larry bird now magic johnson now we want to take this guy in small market houston and just put him at the free throw line and then they decide twenty years later we want to go take this guy this left handed guy in houston with a beard and we want to just put him at the free throw line no karl malone deserves credit for getting their james harden gets to the free throw line because he earns it he's chungki he's a lefty he flails he's clever he's unorthodox he starts in stops this feels like a law animosity toward james harden who is the hands down i know lebron's one a m b.

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"james harden" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock

Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"james harden" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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