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Is Harden not appreciated enough by media because of the way he plays?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DMO (DJ remix), Feb 14, 2017.

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Harden's game doesn't appeal some people that's why they hate on his game

  1. Yes, they will hang on WB's nuts because he can dunk hard even if he goes 3-19

  2. No, they just hate Rockets, hence they hate Harden

  3. They don't even watch Rockets much , but in order to be "experts" they need to hate on someone

  4. Clearly in disguise Dmo Topic

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  1. DMO (DJ remix)

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    And by that i mean, he doesn't dunk as much as the likes of Westbrook and etc. his game is all about craft and all those kids (and wankers like Kellerman) know is flashy stuff.
     
  2. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    Media conspiracy is alive and well
     
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  3. Os Trigonum

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    because media conspiracy. @heypartner beat me to it.
     
  4. Yung-T

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    Those poll options are tinman-esque in terms of bias and not allowing a different narrative, nice.
     
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  5. DMO (DJ remix)

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    Why post same answer from both accounts at same time ?
     
  6. J.R.

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    All of the above.
     
  7. Os Trigonum

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    because media conspiracy.
     
  8. heypartner

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    Curry not dunking further proof of media conspiracy
     
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    Can't two ppl vote the same way? Not our fault you didn't give us the conspiracy option.

    Maybe that's all of the above in your poll
     
  10. Os Trigonum

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    I think it is his game and his off court persona. I think the NBA and the media wants to promote a more wholesome family oriented type of player. Being involved with a Kardashian also didn't help.

    I love his game but I can see how a fan from another team might not like him. Especially if they don't watch him play nightly.
     
  13. J.R.

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    7th "best" player ... according to Erneh & Shaq.




    Shaq's Top 25 (before the season started)
    25. Dwight Howard
    24. Marc Gasol
    23. DeAndre Jordan
    22. Al Horford
    21. John Wall
    20. Jimmy Butler
    19. Kyle Lowry
    18. Draymond Green
    17. Chris Paul
    16. Anthony Davis
    15. Paul George
    14. Blake Griffin
    13. LaMarcus Aldridge
    12. DeMarcus Cousins
    11. Carmelo Anthony
    10. Damian Lillard
    9. Karl-Anthony Towns
    8. Kyrie Irving
    7. James Harden
    6. Klay Thompson

    Kenny: Harden not in the Top 5 right now?
    Shaq: Anyone can have one good season.

    Ernie's Top 25
    25. Andre Drummond
    24. Giannis Antetokounmpo
    23. Carmelo Anthony
    22. LaMarcus Aldridge
    21. Paul Millsap
    20. DeMar DeRozan
    19. Paul George
    18. Karl-Anthony Towns
    17. Draymond Green
    16. Marc Gasol
    15. DeMarcus Cousins
    14. Jimmy Butler
    13. DeAndre Jordan
    12. Damian Lillard
    11. Blake Griffin
    10. Kyrie Irving
    9. Klay Thompson
    8. Chris Paul
    7. James Harden
    6. Anthony Davis
     
  14. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    before this thread starts screaming about those tweets .... that is in reference to TNT doing a current review of Shaq and Ernie's pre-season picks.
     
  15. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    Harden's style of play is a very deliberate and efficient style of play. And that style doesn't always translate to Highlights and VINES. It is just perception. And people look at Westbrook and see how he plays. He plays with "so much force" all the time, that it resonates with audiences. And that builds the narrative.

    Westbrooks defense isn't better than Harden's. He just players with more "force" and to most eyes, force = better.

    No one cares about Harden's free throws or suckering people into fouling him on the 3pt line. Only Rockets fans care about that because it is efficient.

    The efficiency should translate into TEAM wins. And the Rockets are #3 in the conference. Thunder are #7.
     
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    let's see.... he's very unexplosive, at time seems like he's coasting or playin thru the motion, brick too much, turnover machine, think that's bout it ...
     
  17. Mr. Clutch

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    He was #2 in MVP voting 2 years ago and is top 2 at least in the MVP race this year.
     
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    There's been a bunch of media guys who say Harden is their MVP
     
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    People had no problem worshiping Nash's game without dunks or the traditional flash. Harden's having a hard time shaking his past reputation. His defense has been decent this season, yet people still think he's terrible. Westbrook had a ballhog reputation too and it took years to shake. Media narratives and viral campaigns are hard to forget.
     
  20. MrButtocks

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    Sorry, double post.
     

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