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Russell Westbrook leads NBA in scoring, averages a triple-double… and will not start in All-Star Game

Well, Russell Westbrook may be the biggest NBA All-Star Game starting lineup snub of all-time.Despite leading the NBA in scoring (30.6 points per game; nearly two full points better than anyone), leading the NBA in Player Efficiency rating (29.56), and averaging a triple-double (10.6 rebounds, 10.4 assists), the Oklahoma City Thunder guard is reportedly not among the five players...
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James Harden gives fan present on her 100th birthday

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden took some time out after the Houston Rockets' win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks to give a fan a present on a her 100th birthday. Video shows Harden signing a ball for the woman and spending a few moments sitting next to her in her courtside seat and posing for pictures Wednesday night. Harden told ESPN's Doris Burke in an interview that he told the...
Via Associated Press
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This one stat proves James Harden has been the NBA's best offensive player since 2013

James Harden is in the middle of an MVP-caliber season, thanks to a new head coach in Mike D'Antoni, who has fully unleashed all of his offensive powers while transitioning The Beard to the point guard position -- a move that has Harden leading the league in assists for the first time in his career.But Harden's breakout season shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, considering...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Rockets GM Daryl Morey had no idea James Harden would become so good

There’s a strong argument to be made that James Harden is one of the five best players in the NBA today. Back in 2012, the Houston Rockets took a chance on the 23-year-old guard, who at the time was an immensely talented sixth man for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets were prepared to build their team around him, and have since gained plaudits for playing a fairly modest...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant: Harden could have thrived as Thunder's sixth man

Kevin Durant briefly allowed himself a look back, and he thinks there were a few chapters left to be written about Oklahoma City’s former Big Three. Durant told Anthony Slater of the Mercury News that he believes James Harden could have thrived in a sixth man role with the Thunder had he not been traded to Houston. “I think he’d have stayed in that role. I think so,” Durant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden, two Nets combine to pull off hilarious ‘triple flop’

From his silky-smooth jump shot to his disregard for the defensive end of the floor, Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden has become known for a host of things since he came into the league in 2009. He has also made his mark as one of the games most blatant floppers. He was at the latter again Sunday night against the Brooklyn Nets but this time he had a little help. Harden...
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WATCH: James Harden after his second straight 40-point triple-double James Harden after the Houston Rockets beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 on 1/10/2017. Harden finished with 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second consecutive 40-point triple-double. This was Harden's 20th career triple-double and 11th this season alone.
Via ClutchFans
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden steps up defensively to close out Raptors James Harden makes two huge defensive plays in the final minutes of the game, taking a big charge and blocking DeMar DeRozan on the drive, as the Rockets pulled out the 129-122 win over the Toronto Raptors on 1/8/2017.
Via ClutchFans
12 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden is making his point, but why are people surprised?

James Harden is a man of many talents, but oftentimes, his ability gets placed in a box. He scores when he wants, but it doesn’t mean that it’s the only thing he can do. I’m sure that many know this, but it should be served as a reminder. You’ve seen the Euro-step and the all the rest, but a known facet of his game that has been consistent over the years is finally getting...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

James Harden: I’m the best player in the NBA

James Harden is off to a phenomenal start this year with the Houston Rockets, and he is playing somewhat of a new role under head coach Mike D’Antoni. Averaging a whopping 12.7 assists per game, Harden has turned into a scoring point guard. How good has he been, exactly? Let’s ask him. As part a recent feature about Harden’s early-season success with D’Antoni, the four...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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