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The myth that James Harden isn't or hasn't been clutch in his career ends right now?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by HardenVolumeOne, Mar 30, 2022.

  1. HardenVolumeOne

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    harden always produced on the court tho, played heavy minutes and gave us top 5 production for damn near a decade. So the strip clubs wasn’t affecting his play on the court
     
  2. HardenVolumeOne

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    we only discuss harden in the nba dish
     
  3. napalm06

    napalm06 John Lucas University™
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    As a die-hard Rockets fan who was ambivalent about Harden and defends him from the casual fan mob (to this day) my opinion is that James is not particularly clutch.

    He is a workhorse that will carry the team for 3 and a half quarters. CP3 is the dagger man who will come seal the 4th. That's why they were an amazing 1-2 punch. RIP 2018 Rockets :(
     
  4. RKREBORN

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    Bro give it up, Harden ain't leaving Lil Baby for you
     
  5. Salvy

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    The devotion is real...
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    If it is a myth, it wouldn't end, that is the exact definiton of a myth.

    That is what the myth is there for.

    Contradicting yourself here.
     
  7. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum Trust the process
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    hmmm, seems like maybe hardenvolumeone isn't picking up on his phone

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/04/04/nba-playoffs-stars-pressure-james-harden/

    James Harden tops list of players with most to prove in NBA playoffs
    By Ben Golliver
    Staff writer
    Yesterday at 11:22 a.m. EDT

    This is an excerpt from Ben Golliver’s NBA Post Up weekly newsletter. Sign up to get the latest news and commentary and the best high jinks from #NBATwitter and R/NBA delivered to your inbox every Monday.

    The NBA postseason is a stage for countless types of pressure.

    The pressure to deliver in clutch situations. The pressure to handle extra defensive attention and stay focused in adverse surroundings. The pressure to remain healthy while logging huge minutes. The pressure to outplay rivals and exact revenge. The pressure to make good on a trade request and earn a new contract. Looming largest of all: the pressure to win a first title.

    With that in mind, here’s a rundown of the five stars with the most to prove and the most to lose during the upcoming playoffs.

    James Harden, 76ers
    Harden is about to step into a many-sided vice. The 32-year-old guard once again will chase his first ring under a shadow cast by years of shaky, and sometimes inexplicable, playoff performances. The usual chorus of doubters who expect him to come up short will return, emboldened by his polarizing decision to force his way to the Philadelphia 76ers from the Brooklyn Nets just 13 months after he forced his way to the Nets from the Houston Rockets. If Brooklyn advances further than Philadelphia, the gleeful ridicule will come down in droves.

    While villainy is nothing new for Harden, he also faces sky-high expectations from Philadelphia’s rabid fans, who welcomed him with open arms and got their hopes up during his post-trade honeymoon. Over the past 10 games, Harden has shot just 38.7 percent from the field and 30 percent on three-pointers and has faltered in several high-profile losses. He will never be as despised as Ben Simmons, but he will be an awfully convenient scapegoat if the 76ers endure another early exit.

    But these playoffs are about more than Harden’s reputation or popularity, as he is playing for a contract that could be worth up to $270 million over five years. Harden has missed some time in each of the past two seasons, and his quality of play was severely limited by a hamstring injury during the 2021 playoffs. If health issues arise again or if he continues to show signs of aging, it would be harder to justify re-signing Harden on a full max deal that would carry him until he is 37 years old.

    In short, Harden needs to exorcise his playoff demons, tune out the haters, endear himself to a demanding fan base, avoid the injury bug, demonstrate his financial worth and stave off Father Time. Godspeed.

     
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    LosPollosHermanos Appropriate pronouns only please
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    Clutch out here slaying. Thank god he’s gone, I’ve reported like 3x in 12 yrs this was one
     
  10. PhiSlammaJamma

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    Typically it indeeds right now.
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Did we get the name of the streaker?
     
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    kinda miss the OP, gonna miss his reaction to Harden's first round exit

    hat tip @J.R.

     
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    He would argue Adam Silver used magnets to change that shot
     
  15. my time to shine

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    Reporting is for hall monitor cowards.

    If you don’t like someone then clap back or ignore
     
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    Do you know what he said?
     
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    No… I just remember him freaking out about trump and liberal media.

    which is stupid but not banworthy imo
     
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    “Clap back”

    you’re being sarcastic right? If you wanna be a woke loser go join the oscars crowd


    He called another asian poster a gook…for no reason. So yea, if you don’t think he should be banned go **** yourself
     
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  19. GreatOne1978

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    Before that he directed quite racist remarks and derogatory Asian name calling towards at least 1 user.
     
  20. vator

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    Harden not being Harden anymore finally broke that man mentally. Let's be honest here, he was already hanging on by the flimsiest of threads. The Beard not being the player he used to be finally destroyed the little sanity he had left. Imagine how many boards he probably goes to in order to defend Harden against any and all forms of criticism in addition to being a "Harden Truther" on Twitter and probably Reddit too. James's play as of late has been sending him into battle holding a spork and he finally crumbled under the immense pressure and responsibility of being James Harden's number one fanatic. When backed into a corner realizing there was nothing left to do, defenseless and relegated to punching wildly at the air, he crumbled and took the lowest of roads.
     
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