Here’s eleven-and-a-half minutes of James Harden playing atrocious defense (video)

James Harden, while a deadly offensive threat anytime he touches the ball, isn’t the strongest defensive player. In fact, the Houston Rockets scoring machine is a flat-out atrocious, careless and uninterested defender, as evidenced by this wonderfully delightful — or for lovers of fundamental basketball, shameful — video highlighting how Harden freelances, stands still and...
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Video: James Harden doesn’t give a damn about defense

Tweet James Harden is easily one of the NBA’s best scorers. He’s capable of hanging 25+ on an opposing defense at any time. But when it comes to his own defense, Harden might be one of the laziest defenders in the league. Check out this lowlight reel assembled by Youtube user How U with a collection of some of Harden’s worst defensive possessions from the 2013-2014 season...
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Houston’s Harden might want to learn defense before the postseason begins

Rocket’s James Harden is one prolific scorer in the NBA. He can drive to the rim, nail the outside shot and put up huge numbers any given night. And with the postseason about to begin this weekend, the Rockets will need his offensive firepower and hopefully, he will learn to play defense very quick. Check out James and his not-so-great defensive chops throughout the 2013-14 regular...
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Highlights of James Harden 'playing defense' are amazing

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is one of the most explosive offensive players in the NBA. The 24-year-old, two-time All-Star averaged 25.4 points and 6.1 assists per game during the 2013-14 regular season. Simply put, he’s one of the toughest covers in the NBA and drives opposing defenders nuts with his ability to get to the rim and hit long jumpers. With all of that said,...
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James Harden 2013-14 defensive lowlight reel

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is an accomplished offensive player. He is one of the best pure scorers in the league with his ability to get to the free throw line and efficiently shoot the perimeter jumper. Where Harden has been criticized this season has been his play on the defensive end. A video lowlight reel of all his worst defensive decisions for the 2013-14 season has...
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James Harden: Money Was The Reason I Left The Thunder (Video)

I can appreciate James Harden’s honesty about the situation. The Houston Rockets shooting guard admitted he gets asked at least once a day, why he’s no longer a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. In an interview with Hannah Storm of ESPN, Harden opened up about the scenario that ended with him being traded to the Rockets.   Harden said that Thunder GM Sam Presti told him he...
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James Harden Says He Wouldn’t Shave His Beard For $5 Million (Video)

Houston Rockets star shooting guard James Harden sat down with ESPN’s Hannah Storm to discuss his decision to join the Rockets and the beginning of his affinity with the beard. During the sit down interview, Storm asked Harden how much money he’d have to be paid to shave his famous beard.   Harden, told Storm he’d turn down $5 million to shave his beard right now. Harden told...
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Harden: 'Definitely, No Question' I'd Still Be In Oklahoma City If Money Wasn't Factor

James Harden was adamant that he saw himself spending his entire career with the Oklahoma City Thunder before turning down a contract extension offer and subsequently being traded to the Houston Rockets in 2012. “I thought we were going to be together forever," Harden said in a sit down interview. "Russell Westbrook. James Harden. Kevin Durant. When asked whether he would...
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Treating ankle in Houston, Harden to sit out season-finale

With the start of the playoffs just days away, Rockets guard James Harden remained in Houston for treatment on his sore right ankle. He has been dealing with soreness in the ankle throughout much of the season and it is not considered a reason for concern, but Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he had planned to sit out Harden whenever the Rockets clinched homecourt advantage in the...
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James Harden: I wouldn't shave my beard for $1 million

It's hard to imagine what Houston Rockets guard James Harden would look like without his signature beard. He hasn't had a clean-shaven face since in college days at Arizona State. Since 2009, Harden's beard as continued to grow as big as his career in the NBA. But what would it take for him to cut it off? A million dollars? Five million? "No," Harden told ESPN...
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