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James Harden - an all-time great?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by pmac, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. pmac

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    It looks as if multiple ESPN analysts believe Harden will finish as one of all the all time great SG's. This sort of surprised me since I thought ESPN was on the Klay Thompson bandwagon (whom I think is actually not even the 2nd best SG).

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    http://nr.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=1&articleid=55724815

    Here's the top 10 article referenced:
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/nbarankSGs/ranking-top-10-shooting-guards-ever

    I do think we get bogged down in finding faults in our best players but when you look at guys like Reggie Miller or Allen Iverson you could probably poke similar holes in their game.
     
  2. YaoMing#1

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    Elhassann is the biggest douche that gets paid to talk about basketball.

    Seriously you think there is going to be 20 shooting guards better than Harden when it's all said and done? No wonder this guy doesn't have front office position anymore.

    I hate that guy he ragged on JH all year last season. then when he had to say somthing positive about him at the end of the year because he was top 2 in mvp just to save face and not look like a complete idiot.

    Dude knows nothing about basketball how ESPN employs him is beyond me he is the worst.
     
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    He's the Warriors guy. Warriors fans hate Harden more than anyone in the league, and this was before last season. I think it's because James got a lot more media exposure than Curry in Harden's first and second year here in Houston. Warriors media and fans felt resentment because they believed that Curry deserved more attention than James
     
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    It's pretty much the same as saying Curry will be an all time great. It's just too early to say.

    So far, Curry has achieved one championship and one MVP. Harden has none. Neither has achieved enough to warrant an "all time" whatever label yet. Wait about 5 more years and we can have some more definitive answers.
     
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    Yeah, Harden may not be an all time great yet. However, he DOES have the tools to become one. It's just a matter of if he will improve his overall game at both end of the floors.
     
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    Edit: nevermind!! I'm thinking about the wrong guy.

    But Amin's ESPN gimmick is to be a hater, and I think he gets off to pissing Rockets fans off.
     
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    he's the best player in the WHOLE WIDE WOOOOOORLD!
    watch out stephanie curry, you got some lights out competion coming your way.
    mama, there goes that man
    step aside kobe, a new all time great is on the horizon
    stop worshipping lucifer lebron, and start worshipping THE BEARD!
     
  9. glenadyll

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    BUT...

    According to ESPN, Curry is already the 4th best PG of all time...

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/nbarankPGs/ranking-top-10-point-guards-ever
     
  10. ISOBall

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    All time great at flopping
     
  11. glenadyll

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    Not just a gimmick. His literal segment/hashtag is #hatehard.
     
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    I believe in the point guard rankings they rated him as the 4th best PG of all time already.
     
  13. J.R.

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    All-time great at passing to teammates with 2 seconds left on the [shot] clock.
    All-time great at finding the biggest asses in town.
    First team all-defenseless
     
  14. daywalker02

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    I think he can make the lower All Time great without winning a championship even because he is ball hogging and stats stuffing most of the time.

    He had one great MVP like regular season and some good playoff games with OKC as their 6th man

    Surely more is to come, who knows
     
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    Really depends... if he stays as a Rocket for the rest of his career, then yes. If he bolts to the Lakers, then no.
     
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    Is his style of playing basketball conducive to winning it all or playing in the Finals?

    Yup we do not know yet and likely as a second option
     
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    It's possible. But too early. An all time great normally gives effort and tries or is a little decent at both sides of the ball. Depends on if harden wants it or just khloe and adidas money
     
  18. Jontro

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    Make him shave first and wait a season to see how he does.
     
  19. t_mac1

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    What's shocking is having Curry as a top 4 PG of all time already and he only has had 1.5 season of greatness. Pathetic.
     
  20. daywalker02

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    good point

    Can he be great without the Beard or mini beard?
     
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