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Daryl Morey: Even We Had Doubts About James Harden Trade

James Harden has become one of the NBA's best players since his trade to the Houston Rockets, but wasn't a clear-cut win at the time for Daryl Morey. Some believed Harden would not be able to extend his production to superstar minutes when he was 6th Man of the Year with the Oklahoma City Thunder. "The Harden trade was about 60-40 in favor of our side at the time," said Morey. "Even...
Via RealGM
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In the MVP debate, LeBron is still the King

Every few years, the NBA media’s God complex expands to such a degree that, rather than actually voting on who the most valuable player in basketball is like other leagues do, they wave a created candidate in our face because, well, they’re the media mafia and they need us to know that this is THEIR league. We never buy it at first, you know, because it’s ridiculous that...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden breaks Ricky Rubio's ankles (Video)

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden broke the ankles of Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio during the third quarter of Monday night's game at the Toyota Center.Harden's wicked crossover caused Rubio to slip to the floor, allowing Harden to shoot the wide open three-pointer.Harden finished with a triple-double (31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists) as the Rockets beat...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blooper reel for NBA's Chinese New Year ad is hilarious (Video)

The NBA honored its "largest international fan base" with a new commercial celebrating the Chinese New Year featuring Jeremy Lin, James Harden and Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull. However, the best part about the ad may be the behind-the-scenes blooper reel which also features Dwyane Wade, Stephen Curry, Houston Rockets mascot Clutch and a couple of Rockets cheerleaders struggling...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive: James Harden & Bloomingdales All-Star Fashion Exhibit (Pictures)

  James Harden & Bloomingdales x GQ Fashion Exhibit As cliche as this sounds, basketball and fashion as of late seems to be the perfect marriage. Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden partnered with Bloomingdales and GQ during All-Star Weekend to present their new NBA menswear collection. The atmosphere was nothing less than grown and sexy, as bottle waitresses...
Via Basketball Bicker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State retires James Harden’s No. 13 jersey

With the NBA schedule not resuming until Thursday from the all-star break, James Harden made his way back to Arizona State for Wednesday’s game against UCLA. While he was there, Harden received a special honor. The Sun Devils retired Harden’s No. 13 jersey, raising it to the rafters of Wells Fargo Arena. The Rockets star...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets trade rumors: The case for Ty Lawson

Earlier in the week, I detailed why the Houston Rockets should be looking for an upgrade at the point guard position. In the past few days, it has become apparent that one very enticing option has become available. Phoenix Suns now on hunt for Goran Dragic trades. Goran Dragic would be a phenomenal acquisition for the Rockets, as he has the offensive creativity and firepower needed...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star & MVP candidate James Harden joins the KT Tape team

NBA All-Star Weekend is here and the stars are shining brightly! One of those stars is Houston Rockets’ guard James Harden who is having an MVP level season, and is arguably the front runner for the Maurice Podoloff Trophy so far in this 2014-15 season. Harden has been named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Month every month this season: November 2014, December 2014...
Via Hoops Heads North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: who needs a point guard when you have James Harden?

James Harden I have seen many writers out there acknowledge the outlandish changes the Houston Rockets have seen in the past few years since the acquisition of James Harden. I would have to agree that the Rockets have a whole new face to themselves thanks to James Harden, the sixth year shooting-guard from Arizona State. It also helped out when Dwight Howard signed with the Rockets...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Title Contenders And Pretenders

30 teams play for a shot at the NBA playoffs. 16 teams make the cut. One team wins. I will outline five teams that I think are true NBA title contenders, while also looking at five teams that are pretenders, on the outside of the top five looking in. A few things I took into consideration were the team’s overall record, injuries, and the route to the championship. First, let...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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