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Does Harden have the potential to be better than T-Mac in his prime?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by haiti1804, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Reeko

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    T-mac was a great defender in Toronto, certainly not here

    he played defense when he felt like it, and he couldn't match Harden's offensive production

    Harden making it out of the 1st round more than 0 times ends the discussion for me
     
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    But following your logic, you are an accomplice of "Hating the Rockets" by commenting in this thread...
     
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    I thought this thread was about who the better player in their prime was? Or are we moving goal posts? No coach, owner or player would choose prime Harden over prime T-mac if it was for a game winning quarter.

    T-mac had more clutch moments in one game against San Antonio than Harden has in his career.

    PERIOD
     
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    I'm the superhero trying to defeat the villain
    Like the Dark Knight taking on two face
     
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    Dear God PLEASE don't curse Harden by linking him to that "Never Was" McGrady. :rolleyes:
     
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    13 in 33 was cool, but Harden has had many clutch moments in his career, I could pull up countless clips...how quickly people forget

    I'm sure that many people would take Harden over T-Mac if we're talking about a full game or a full season and not just clutch time
     
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    I can think of two. Both against lousy teams. The Suns and the Nuggets.
     
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    When harden gets an injury he still is able to play
    When tmac gets an injury expect a new set of Armani suits courtside
     
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    Tmac would never get owned by John Simmons, Danny Green and the corpse of Manu.
     
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    FIRST BALLOT!
    [​IMG]
     
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    there's many more, he wasn't that great in the clutch this season, but he has been very good in the clutch for us overall throughout his 5 seasons in Houston



    Did u also forget what he did against Chicago at home this season? He was incredibly clutch in that game.

     
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    First ballot and NO NBA Championship Rings. You two be sure to say "Hi" to Charles Barkley at the ceremony. I could care less.
     
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    we never would've found out because T-Mac would've been eliminated in the 1st round
     
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    Barkley won an MVP and a gold medal and took his team to The finals

    McGrady took his team to TNT fishing so many times that the perfect storm was a story about the McGrady Rockets
     
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    That's how great he was. First Ballot with no NBA championships! Sir Charles, member of the Dream Team. Great company. Sir Charles>Harden
    Tmac>Harden :eek:
     
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    Thinking about McGrady when the Rockets are in an elimination game in the semifinals is like thinking about Ebola when you are visiting the Congo
     
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    I'm pretty sure people that are picking McGrady in this argument were only just starting to watch basketball when T-Mac was playing. Seeing things through the rose-colored glasses of someone revisiting events from their own glory days.

    Either that, or they liked the "look" of McGrady's play style better than Harden's, because objectively, it's really hard to pick McGrady here.

    I mean, even in McGrady's best statistical years he didn't come close to what Harden did this year. That's not even factoring in that McGrady was on a shitty team in a historically shitty conference when he padded—I mean put up—those stats. It's also not even mentioning the consistent playoff failures. There's really no legit argument here.
     
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    The HALL OF FAME Laden laker team STEVE FRANCIS played against would wipe
    the floor with any team TMAC lost too in the first round


    The only 'LESSER SEED" Harden has lost too . . . is PORTLAND which had the same record as the Rockets

    #1 Seeded OKC
    Portland #5 seed to our #4
    #1 Seeded Golden State
    #1 Seeded Golden State

    They now fighting #2 seeded Spurs to try and face the #1 Seeded Golden State
    And these are not #1 and 2 in the West. . . .they are #1 and 2 in the F*CKING NBA!!!


    Rocket River
     
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    Thinking about Tmac when the Rockets with Harden are playing the Spurs in the semifinals is like thinking about the titanic when you are on a cruise ship
     

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