Found November 13, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Three weeks ago, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were taking in Notre Dame's win at Oklahoma in nearby Norman, Oklahoma, when news began to travel across Twitter and across the wire that Oklahoma City traded James Harden to Houston. The news shocked the Thunder, especially so close to the beginning of the season, providing the organization very little time to acclimate and adjust. In perhaps a big statement of what he was capable of, Harden turned in a torrid start to the season, scoring 106 points in his first three games (35.3 points per game) and shooting 36 for 68 from the floor (52.9 percent). It made Thunder fans wonder if letting Harden go was really worth it and if he really deserved the max contract the Rockets gave him. Adding on top of that was Kevin Martin trying to fill in Harden's scoring and play-making role off the bench and not having quite the same results. Martin, really playing on his first sure-fire Playoff-caliber team, has not scored less th...

James Harden high-fives imaginary teammates

James Harden is nothing if not consistent. The Rockets guard proved that on Monday night, sticking to his free throw tradition midway through the second quarter against the Heat. After drawing a clear-path foul and heading to the line for two freebies, Harden performed his usual routine of high-fiving his teammates following his first make. The only problem? Harden didn’t have...

James Harden high-fives imaginary teammates after technical free throw (Video)

James Harden has been more than just one of the best players in the NBA since he was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets before season. Harden scored more than 36 points in his first two games with the Rockets and is averaging a whopping 25.9 points per game through the early part of the year, but he’s apparently also an entertainer. As you can see from...

James Harden Dishes Out Free Throw High-Fives, To Nobody

James Harden of the Houston Rockets brings more than great handles and scoring power to the Houston rockets, he also brings a great sense of humor and strong personality. On Monday night when the Rockets took on the Miami Heat, Harden was sent to the line to shoot technical foul shots and after making the first he gave a little love to his invisible teammates. Great find by our...

James Harden provides handshakes for imaginary teammates during Heat/Rockets (Video)

During last night's Miami Heat/Houston Rockets affair, Rockets guard James Harden was taking some flagrant foul free throws and decided to show some love to his imaginary teammates.Watch as he provides some high air handshakes for two of them:

Heat at Rockets game preview

The Miami Heat didn't have much trouble with James Harden in last season's NBA Finals. This time, they should expect him to be much more involved in a different uniform. Facing Harden for the first time since winning the NBA title, the Heat will try to minimize his impact again and make it six straight wins against the Houston Rockets on Monday night (8 p.m. ET, Sun Sports...

Nike, Kevin Durant unveil glow-in-the-dark shoes

Have you wondered what it might be like to play a pick-up basketball game in the pitch black? Well, thanks to Nike's newest shoe creation you may be able to do just that.Behold, the latest kicks of NBA superstar Kevin Durant. They glow in the dark and are expected to command a $150 price tag. They aren't slated to hit retail stores until December 8th, but those who can'...

Rockets 100, Hornets 96

James Harden scored 30 points, Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets held off the New Orleans Hornets 100-96 on Wednesday night. Harden went 10 for 20 from the field but only 1 of 7 from 3-point range. He reached 30 points for the third time in seven games with the Rockets. Greivis Vasquez scored a career-high 24 for the Hornets, despite hurting his...

Hornets can't keep up with Rockets in loss

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden scored 30 points, Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets held off the New Orleans Hornets 100-96 on Wednesday night. Harden went 10 for 20 from the field but only 1 of 7 from 3-point range. He reached 30 points for the third time in seven games with the Rockets. Greivis Vasquez scored a career-high 24 for the Hornets, despite...

The NBA Spent 10 Whole Minutes On These Christmas Day Jerseys, Hope You Like Them

When I read “NBA Christmas Day jerseys,” I’m thinking James Harden in a Christmas sweater. You know, candy canes and reindeer. Not just a tank top from Michaels that has “ROCKETS” written across the front in Sharpie. (h/t to The Victory Formation)- Follow us on Twitter @withleather - Follow me personally @MrBrandonStroud and Burnsy @MayorBurnsy - Like us on Facebook.LinksThis...

Kevin Durant Expands His Game, But Needs to Get to Free Throw Line More Often for Thunder to Maximize Potential

When the Thunder traded James Harden shortly before the season, the small-market contender did more than clear salary cap space. In dealing the heady two-guard, the Thunder also signaled that they believed Kevin Durant was ready to expand his game and to fill some of the roles Harden formerly occupied. Durant has come through so far this season, and then some. Not only has he assumed...

Noble's Weekly Notables: Carmelo Is The League's MVP

Early MVP Candidates What better way to start this weekly column with a little MVP talk 5 games into the season? With our traditional preseason picks of Kevin Durant or Lebron James it comes time to look at some other names that need to be considered if the award was to be handed out today.  Below are three other candidates early on this season. Carmelo Anthony...

Durant and Westbrook Carry Thunder Past the Cavs

THUNDER REACTION GAME 7 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers:  W (106-91) The Oklahoma City Thunder earned their fourth straight victory with a 106-91 win over the Cleveland Cavs at the Chesapeake Arena Sunday. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 53 points while Kendrick Perkins, Serge Ibaka and Kevin Martin scored in double figures as well. 1st QUARTER GAME NOTES The [...] Oklahoma City Thunder 2012-2013 Preview

After reaching the NBA Finals the Thunder knew the summer would bring about the time to make crucial decisions that will affect the team for years to come. The three headed monster of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden posed problems for teams who had slower point guards and [...]

Day 16: Where the Sixers Have an Appetite for (their own) Destruction

Line of the Night: It was only a matter of time before Kevin Durant (2.82 WARP) broke out in a big way; and that came last night against the Grizzlies, where Durant scored 34 points, adding 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and a couple blocks. It came in a whopping 44 minutes, but if you’re the Thunder you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do when you don’t have the league’s...
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