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[Video] Harden demands ball. Selfish/Petulant? Did Paul misread the play?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by heypartner, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. khanhdum

    khanhdum Member

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    harden had an angle and chris missed it or misread the play. james was probably screaming at chris to pass the ball but he didn't so he was trying to get his attention. just an honest reaction to harden seeing the court and seeing the disadvantage that lakers had but couldn't get the ball

    no big deal.
     
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  2. rhino17

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    Looks like Harden saw an opening in the defense, Paul just recognized it late. #nothingburger
     
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  3. ipaman

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    Paul needs to improve his understanding of the offense, he missed an easy one there.
     
  4. hakeemthagreat

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    Funny..We're already kickin the other team's azz at this point, the argument can't be over anything serious. But I don't like Harden's mannerisms when things don't go right. He tends to jump & down when someone else makes a mistake. Thats works with Tariq Black or Capela, but it won't work with CP. Just let him run the offense. You will get your stats by the end of the game
     
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  5. ROXonROXonROX

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    Not sure if you guys remember at the beginning of the season during media sessions when Harden & Paul were interviewed and they mentioned something similar to this. They said that they would curse at each other, get on each other, etc. but that doesn't mean anything besides 2 competitors competing. Paul also mentioned that he needed someone to get on him just like he gets on everyone else when he's slacking or doing something wrong and that this team gave him that. Remember people Paul comes from a team that only HE was a true superstar and HE had full control. Now he's the 2nd star to Harden and he wants to learn to play next to him and is doing an amazing job at it. However, he's still only 22 games in and still learning the plays which is what you see in this video here when Harden gets upset about a play CP missed.
    After the game they were at midcourt shooting half court shots and placing $200 bets on who hits it first. Thereafter they went out to the club in downtown LA and turnt up. Everything is good with these guys and I think they like each other more than anyone expected, it's also rare for NBA players to mingle amongst each other as part of their circle of friends but I think CP and Harden have become great friends.
     
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  6. YOLO

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    really not that rare in this era
     
  7. 34to11

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    Much ado about nothing


    ...a CF specialty.
     
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  8. Os Trigonum

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    the team is doomed. blow it up
     
  9. ApacheWarrior

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    Slight delay in CP3 reading Hardens defender was sealed off by Capela.

    Harden was ready to step towards CP3 and launch his left handed 3-pt attempt.

    Capela did right. Harden defender snoozed a little bit then fought to get around the Capela screen.
    By then it was too late.

    CP3 will learn......he is still getting to know this system. CP3 may have been spending too much
    time directing traffic.

    I’m more concerned with Harden and Tucker having an intense discussion on the bench.
    Young Briante Weber was sitting between both. Not sure Harden/Tucker were arguing.
    Just messing with Weber and making him uncomfortable on purpose.
    The commentators called it out. Mentioned that Weber wants nothing to do with that conversation,
    whatever it might be.
     
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  10. Rocket River

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    Looks like some 'fans' are trying to make too much out of a nothing situation

    The question is. . .are there Chicken **** fans or Chicken Little Fans?

    Rocket River
     
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  11. ApacheWarrior

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    Harden may have misread it then. James was suppose to bring up his Jersey over his face and head as well.
     
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  12. vlaurelio

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    Lol kobethagreat worried about hardens mannerisms and selfishness

    cp3 came to play with elite playmaker harden

    Not stat padder westbrook
     
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  13. vlaurelio

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    Thats cf for ya

    Damned if u win

    Damned if u lose
     
  14. CK Johnson

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    This won't get blown out of proportion at all!
     
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  15. heypartner

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    roughly what time of the game was this?
     
  16. thaGREATwall

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    Is this really a thread?
     
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  17. chenjy9

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    To add on to the people making a mountain out of this mole hill, Kerr had an actual fight with Jordan and became one of Jordan's most trusted teammates.
     
  18. DavidRocket

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    Blow it up...
     
  19. don grahamleone

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    Did this look like a Mike D'Antoni type of play? It didn't really look like it to me. I think Paul just ran the wrong play and should have given it up while Harden was in a place and rhythm to do it. Harden and Capela looked like they were about to be running the PnR on the side, but CP3 never gave Harden the ball.
     
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  20. MadMaxwell

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    Nothing to worry about. I'm not sure how to post the video via Bleacher Reports IG last night, but CP3 and Harden were betting $200 on who could hit a half court shot first after the Lakers game. It was pretty funny.
     

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