I think the most crazy part is the 5th highest is 7, belonging to George McCloud in 1996. Must have been so out of place in this time period to be jacking up 70+ 3s in 7 games. That season McCloud averaged 8.6 3PA per game, more than double the average of any other year in his career. This was also the last year the league had a shortened 3 point line, so McCloud tried to make the most of it.
> According to ESPN Stats & Information, Harden was 0-of-5 with two turnovers with Leonard as his primary defender during the Spurs' win. (Harden made his lone attempt against Leonard in Game 1.) Three of those five misses were 3-point attempts, with the other two layups in traffic, one of which failed to even draw iron with the two-time Defensive Player of the Year's long arms contesting. Leonard blocked another Harden layup on a rare Rockets fast break.
List of players to ever score 60+ points in a game, multiple times in a season
Harden joins the list after his 61pt performance tonight, 12 years to the day Kobe dropped 60 against the Grizzlies
This ties them with the '87 Lakers. This years Warriors and Cavs are also in the top 16 all-time.
Harden is contributing 56.4 points per game and has a total true shooting percentage of 63%. He will be the 3rd player ever to put up 28ppg and 11apg in a season.
Who would you rather have lead your team as far as it can go, Russell Westbrook, or James Harden?
Harden's team: Patrick Beverly James Harden Andre Roberson Ryan Anderson Steven Adams 6th man Dion Waiters
Westbrook's team: Russell Westbrook Iman Shumpert (knicks "prime" Shumpert) Andre Roberson Ryan Anderson Steven Adams 6th man Dion Waiters Explain why below
> A lot of the focus in the days ahead will be on the shortcomings of Harris, Rivers and, especially, Simmons. That is only natural and well-deserved, especially for Simmons. His value around the league has seemingly devolved from “centerpiece of a trade for James Harden” to “desperately in need of a change of scenery as a reclamation project” in the matter of a week. It was sudden, it was swift, and it is damaging.
Clip with that part of the conversation (0:35 if you wanna skip ahead)
This was funny as shit lol. Same dude said Dame isn't getting trapped.. like do these people watch anything other than Curry highlights or something??
Hilarious to see KD pullin up and calling these dudes out for their awful takes
We all remember harden partying in Vegas during camp and coming back fat and out of shape to force a trade. His plan was to get in shape after the trade but that didn’t last long as he sustained a hamstring injury that ultimately derailed the nets season. Is it coincidental?
“I’m talking about one scenario, on the ball, on the ball. Don’t talk off the ball right now. On the ball, if two people run into the half-court, tell me the difference between it happening with Steph (Curry) and James Harden … Same result, that’s all I’m saying. Off the ball, it’s different. Steph creates way more opportunities off the ball because he can catch and shoot quick and he run off -- I’m not talking about that scenario. I’m talking about dribbling, up the court with the ball in your hands and two people come up.” https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/warriors/kevin-durant-compares-how-steph-curry-james-harden-are-guarded
With the only three teams left being the Suns, Hawks and Bucks, one of the three key players from that awesome 2018 Rockets team is finally going to win a chip. Unfortunately, James Harden continues to not have that opportunity.
Those three players remain key contributors too, all currently starting on their respective playoff teams.
Really makes you think what a shame it was that the Rockets disbanded that team after bowing out to the most stacked team of all time.
As the title says. What a unique journey by PJ, being traded mid season and becoming a key piece of a championship.
Steph Curry ... $45,780,966
James Harden ... $44,310,840
John Wall ... $44,310,840
Russell Westbrook ... $44,211,146
Kevin Durant ... $42,018,900
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>The NBA has issues to modify with the game itself as well. Most agree the product has shifted too far in the offense's favor, that the scoring is unnaturally inflated. In the offseason, the NBA plans to address the unnatural shooting motions of star players like James Harden and Trae Young that get foul calls under the rules in the NBA -- but would get eye rolls on the playground.
>As it comes out of survival mode for two years, the NBA can start looking at bigger decisions for the game -- implementing the midseason tournament, keeping the play-in and so much else.
I never post on Reddit, but I have to vent to the only people that care. I was hooping at Spott Park and went for a jog down Buffalo Bayou. I see James harden running up the stairs with an entourage. I think “OH SHIT THIS IS MY MOMENT TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE BEARD”.
Y’all, I have on the OG red Harden 1s. I walk by him on the stairs and say “James, can I get a pic? I’m rocking the Hardens”. He looks at me like shit on his shoe… literally his brand of shoe that I’m wearing. His entourage is like “bro we’re working out”, so I leave feeling worse than when we missed 27 straight threes.
This was my closure. Sometimes, when you love someone, you have to let them go. Here’s to a bright future with the young cats.
>Giannis has scored more points in a playoff game than James Harden ever has.
>Imagine if he has any skill at all.
StatMuse firing back to some of the comments Harden made in regards to Giannis game earlier.