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Why do [some people] hate James Harden so much?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by topfive, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. topfive

    topfive CF OG

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    Lengthy article at HardwoodParoxysm.com about the subject.

    "Whatever the reason is for Harden being so despised, it needs to stop. He’s one of the best players in the NBA and also one of the smartest. Harden’s game is the product of analytics. A full 60 percent of Harden’s points come from 3-pointers and free throws, the two most efficient shots in basketball. Instead of hating Harden for what he isn’t, it’s time to love him for what he does bring to the table. One day, after his jersey is hung up for good, the NBA community is going to realize that Harden was completely under-appreciated in 2016.

    Hopefully fans can get over their bizarre and nonsensical hatred of Harden soon, so we don’t look back and regret taking his game for granted over the course of his entire career."

    Full article here.
     
  2. Cashmoney

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    It's called greatness. Every one hates lebron and Curry is becoming hated. Basically he "made" it. A lot of people hated jordan and kobe too. Kobe was despised routinely
     
  3. OlajuwonFan81

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    It's called lack of defense and an offensive game that can be boring to some fans. I'm the biggest Harden fan out there but if i wasn't a rockets fan, I'd probably be hating on him too (especially considering the Kardashian fiasco last year).
     
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    There's plenty of reasons why people claim they dislike Harden, but I feel those people contradict themselves or don't look at facts.
    The free throws for example, Harden is around 40th on the list of most FT attempts in a single season.
    It's media also endorsing and promoting the Curry clean cut image. Who is more marketable? Curry a good family man or Harden and his harem of strippers?

    Harden is massively underrated and appreciated. But glad he's a Rocket and hope he remains one for life.
     
  5. oogie boogie

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    The Kardashian fiasco? You mean him being an adult and dating whoever he wants?
     
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  6. rocketsballin

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    why these threads keep popping up? its media bias and casual fans being dumbed down.
     
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    Bc they can't grow a beard
     
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    That too. There are lots of folks who cannot grow that kind of beard.

    a guy whom some cannot identify with.

    not a rapist by any means
     
  9. tinman

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    easy answer:

    jealousy
     
  10. underrated015

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    Foul calls and people hate curry and LeBron too.
     
  11. Cashmoney

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    Exactly. He "made it". You know you have made it in the league when people get salty about your free throws, or pick apart every mistake you make. That's why Lebron got hammered everytime he lost in the finals, if he wasn't an elite player, no one would have roasted LeBron.

    It comes with greatness whether people want to admit it or not. And hardens game is quite beautiful to watch
     
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    Right? It's funny that a lot of these grown men worry about who another man dates that they don't even personally know.
     
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    NOBODY hates on curry, and if you hate on curry on any message board you will be banned
     
  14. Cashmoney

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    Don't know where you've been mate? He's been ragged on all off season.

    "3-1"
    "Choke artist"
     
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    You say you're a Harden fan but the first thing you say is lack of defense? You sound like one of those ppl that didn't watch any games, got his Rockets info from sports center highlights and YouTube videos
     
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    lol? Harden doesn't play defense? Are you saying he does? He might start playing it this year but he sure didn't last year, anyone who watched the Rockets last season should agree.

    What people don't like about Harden is that his game relies on tricking the refs, he often drives with the intent to draw fouls not to score buckets.
     
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    Harden puts A-1 sauce on his steaks.
     
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    Ahh yes the didn't play ANY defense line...

    Oh AND the tricks refs into calling fouls bull ****. In the same post.

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    To answer the thread title, it has 100% to do with the defense low-lights. People see that he is amazing, but the fact that effort and energy are the only thing keeping him from transitioning one step higher is infuriating. That is why he is an easy target. He is gifted with an obvious and correctable flaw.
     
  20. BigggReddd

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    I hate on Curry every single moment I can
     

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