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Hard to root for Harden

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Nextup, Apr 18, 2013.

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Is Harden hard to root for

  1. yes

    31.3%
  2. no

    68.7%
  1. sirbaihu

    sirbaihu Member

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    57% of the people who voted "yes, it is hard to root for Harden" joined in July 2012 or after. . . .

    (I sampled 100 of the "yes" votes)

    For some reason the dislike of Harden is bunched in the 2012-2013 crowd.
     
  2. SwellyExpress

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    he's 5th in the nba in scoring... until that drops off he can do whatever he wants. im not gunna complain as long as his play doesnt decline
     
  3. sirbaihu

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    "Yes, hard to root for Harden"
    57% post-7/2012 posters; 43% pre-7/2012 posters

    "No, not hard to root for Harden"
    24% post-7/2012 posters; 76% pre-7/2012 posters

    Post-7/2012 posters: 70% find it hard to root for Harden
    Pre-7/2012 posters: 36% find it hard to root for Harden
     
  4. Chris Jent MVP

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    Butthurt OKC trolls live among us.
     
  5. Htownballer38

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    Man you have that much time on your hands. bwhahahaahah
     
  6. BonziWellsGOAT

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    lol yeah I posted this earlier but I'll say it again. ...Let it be known that I , bonzi bonsai wells, accidentally hit the yes button and unfortunately also joined 2 months ago but don't be fooled because I am a vehement harden fan and lifelong Rocket's fan :)
     
  7. sirbaihu

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    Man no one over the age of 16 regularly writes "bwhahahaahah"
     
  8. vlaurelio

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    says the boy who got more posts per day
     
  9. HadToDoItCF

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    You didn't read his post, but let's not brand him a racist? Who the Hell stumbles across a site like that and thinks to themselves "I'd like to start an account"?

    Well then, let's make sure to brand all conservatives as white supremacists you dummy... This is equally as offensive as the crap those other uneducated, generalizing morons were writing on that site. Do you go around calling black conservatives Uncle Tom's as well? You must be one of the 15 people still watching PMSNBC...

    Why would conservative politics have anything to do with this? If you read anything on the subject of the KKK or white supremacy groups, you'd know that they actually advocate Socialism. You'd also know that the Nazis were actually called the National Socialist Party before rebranding themselves and advocated a platform that is basically a checklist derived from the Communist Manifesto.

    The idea that racists are all conservatives is laughable at best. At worst it's pervasive and a way to generate fake hatred so that a segment of the populous can feel superior themselves, but you keep on with Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow, I love seeing their programs dwindle as their hate speech skyrockets.
     
  10. KlutchQT

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    Not at ALL surprised by the names appearing in the "yes" column. LOL.
     
  11. Blast_Off

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  12. HadToDoItCF

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    Ironic how the race card is leveled almost exclusively at conservatives, but the ones who view the world through a race lens and couldn't be faster to point out their opinion on racists are liberals, especially the academic elite who I had to hear say this crap for all 16 years of my educational career. Is it racist, a fact or both that 95% and 93% of blacks voted for Obama in the '08 and '12 elections respectively? I know it's a fact, don't think it's necessarily racist (given that many viewed it as a historical milestone), but lord knows it's a fact that if 95% of whites voted for McCain, it'd be called racist on every level by every democrat.

    Get this s*** off the GARM.
     
  13. durvasa

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    Good Lord, read a little more closely before your next diatribe, please.
     
  14. HadToDoItCF

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    I read it multiple times and I read his post and the subsequent posts on that ridiculous website, you however didn't. How about you read a little closer before deciding that what he wrote wasn't offensive? I found all of it offensive, and to put any political association with what that moron wrote is irresponsible at best.
     
  15. Blast_Off

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    History lesson on voting trends:

    "Republican nominees continued to get a large slice of the black vote for several elections. Dwight D. Eisenhower got 39 percent in 1956, and Richard Nixon got 32 percent in his narrow loss to John F. Kennedy in 1960. But then President Lyndon B. Johnson pushed through the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 (outlawing segregation in public places) and his eventual Republican opponent, Sen. Barry Goldwater, opposed it. Johnson got 94 percent of the black vote that year, still a record for any presidential election. The following year Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act. No Republican presidential candidate has gotten more than 15 percent of the black vote since."

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  16. KlutchQT

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    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy are we doing this in the GARM?
     
  17. HadToDoItCF

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    The record was set in 2008 with 95%, so whoever wrote that is an idiot who can have stats in front of them and for some reason can't organize them in to lucid sentences.

    Goldwater opposed that legislation on libertarian grounds, and I won't hash out his argument, but how about you go through and take a look at who voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. You may be surprised to find Al Gore Sr., Strom Thurmond, Robert Byrd and a litany of other democrats on that list.
     
  18. durvasa

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    He's responsible for the content of what he wrote (the first post of the thread), not what others wrote, and that's all I care to judge him on.

    I don't consider anything he wrote in the first post to be "racist" or offensive, even if its in my opinion misguided. Its typical right-wing, Fox News, "darned liberal media and their double standard when it comes to black on white crime" stuff. Whatever. Half of America thinks this way.

    Calling someone a racist is a serious charge, and I'm not going to do so based on extrapolation. And, you're right, we shouldn't be discussing racism and what it means in the GARM, but when a bunch of people are calling another poster a racist (and that they're scum and should be banned, etc.) and I think its unfairly presumptuous, I feel compelled to say so in that person's defense. Sorry about that.
     
  19. otis thorpe

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    I understand the sentiment but as a black rockets fan when these Lin only s take their disappointment out on harden calling him lazy its offensive
    We are not stupid. Luckily I'm not stupid enough to give a damn. I just laugh I used to get worked up about dumb **** when I was young like athletes.
     
  20. durvasa

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    Harden is lazy as hell on defense. Anybody with a pair of eyes can see it, the temporary improvement in effort these last few games not withstanding. Why should race have anything to do with it? It shouldn't even be part of the discussion. Its as bad as when "LOFs" try to make Lin's lack of playing time a race issue.
     

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