1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Harden falling down

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by JW86, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. JLOBABYDADDY

    JLOBABYDADDY Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Messages:
    1,716
    Likes Received:
    192
    He’s falling to keep from landing on the defender’s foot
     
    banzai, Jake Tower, Astrodome and 2 others like this.
  2. riko

    riko Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2014
    Messages:
    4,080
    Likes Received:
    6,036
    Stfu
     
    TheRedRanger and roslolian like this.
  3. JW86

    JW86 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    2,164
    Likes Received:
    2,384
    People seriously not getting it, again I am not saying he’s not fouled and shouldn’t fall when he’s legitimately fouled. I am saying, because he actually fouls down when he’s not fouled as well that refs just don’t buy it.
     
  4. smokieethabear

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    561
    Or get their eyes gouged out.
     
  5. waytookrzy079

    waytookrzy079 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,325
    Likes Received:
    1,861
    Refs need to stop ball watch to see if Harden makes it and actually watch the play happening in front of them. NO excuse for that.
     
  6. Hakeemtheking

    Hakeemtheking Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    2,769
    Somebody needs to stick their feet in on the Worriers shooters. No more playing nice!
     
    roslolian and bballjunkie like this.
  7. JW86

    JW86 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    2,164
    Likes Received:
    2,384
    Harden jumps forward there, so not sure why ESPN crew all agree that’s a foul all of a sudden.
     
  8. apatel123

    apatel123 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    91
    I feel salty like jazz fans
     
  9. Sweet Lou 4 2

    Sweet Lou 4 2 Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    25,162
    Likes Received:
    4,882
    It happened 4 times!

    Harden was robbed of 10 free throws or potentially more as aren't those suppose to be flagrant?
     
  10. napalm06

    napalm06 ESPN-Level Analyst
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    18,618
    Likes Received:
    13,426
    If this is true and the refs aren't calling these because Harden falls too much, my answer is the same as it was back in the Ginobili days....

    It's still their fault for calling fouls just because guys fall!

    You don't call a foul because someone fell, you call a foul because of the nature of the contact! Good grief, Charlie Brown!
     
  11. snowconeman22

    snowconeman22 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    8,504
    Likes Received:
    8,735
    Maybe , but I think it's pretty clear when Hardens body is straight up and down no ?

    Like it's pretty easy to see it live when he contorts his body vs when he's straight up and down
     
  12. Handles

    Handles Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    517
    I think the next time they undercut harden, harden should just come straight back down and smack his elbows on the defender’s shoulders/head. Just hold the shooting form strong and come straight down on top of the defender. They will have to call a foul on someone, likely the defender as long as harden comes straight down.
     
  13. riko

    riko Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2014
    Messages:
    4,080
    Likes Received:
    6,036
    It was so bad that the nbas head refree was calling them out on live tv but some troll who is a undercover warrior fan or probably a harden hater / Lin fan thinks otherwise . Go away jackass we don’t have to the patience this afternoon
     
  14. Loneyroy7

    Loneyroy7 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2017
    Messages:
    948
    Likes Received:
    1,677
    Harden relies on fouls. You can't win in the playoffs that way, as he's proven time and time again.
     
    javal_lon likes this.
  15. JW86

    JW86 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    2,164
    Likes Received:
    2,384
    You'd think yes, I'm just saying like Steve Javie was saying that referees might take Harden "trying to fool them" down into consideration. They don't want to be embarrassed and Harden whether you like it or not, complains a lot and falls down a lot too. He does trick the refs so I'm saying this is probably a negative consequence of that. And on that last three, I think it's arguable that Harden went for the FTs rather than trying to make the shot. He also jumped forward and since Harden does have a tendency to look for fouls rather than make the shot, I'm glad they don't call it. He needs to learn from that.
     
  16. TEXNIFICENT

    TEXNIFICENT Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,432
    Likes Received:
    1,614
    Does Chris Paul? He was fouled multiple times on 3's. This game was a really bad look for the league. I guess now you can run underneath shooters? We should ZaZa Pachulia Curry and Durant.
     
  17. napalm06

    napalm06 ESPN-Level Analyst
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    18,618
    Likes Received:
    13,426
    Fortunately, I think they embarrassed themselves plenty today.
     
  18. javal_lon

    javal_lon Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    5,499
    Likes Received:
    1,534
    Most of those are clearly flops... He does it so much you immediately think it's his natural way of landing.. It's not!
     
  19. snowconeman22

    snowconeman22 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    8,504
    Likes Received:
    8,735
    Then what both parties need to do is sack the **** up and agree to no more flopping . If the refs look at the replay and had erroneously given harden the call then they should tech him up . They are allowed to do that .

    That way the other team gets one point back and harden can't do it again otherwise he's ejected .... seems simple enough no ?
     
  20. Rock Block

    Rock Block Sorta here sometimes

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2001
    Messages:
    3,740
    Likes Received:
    3,824
    They DAMN sure see those itty bitty heels touching the outlines though!!! They don’t miss those!!!!
     
    BamBam likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now