James Harden has really be feeling himself this off-season, but has his mouth wrote a check that he can’t cash? Harden must think that he has arrived as a superstar because he called everyone else on the Houston Rockets besides himself and Dwight Howard role players. Then he had the nerve to say that he thought he was the best player in the league.
It’s fine to have confidence, but Harden is being ridiculous. He considers himself a superstar, but he has only been a NBA starter for 2 years, plus he has choked in his last 2 playoff series. That is not what a superstar does, but Harden can elevate himself to superstar status beginning with the World Cup of Basketball in Spain.
Team USA Basketball was already not sending our best with Lebron, Carmelo, Kevin Love, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and other Olympic team members not participating. Then Paul George gets hurt, and Kevin Durant withdraws, and the USA looks very vulnerable. When you factor in that Spain is playing at home, logically Spain is the favorite. USA expects to come away with gold, so if they don’t, people will want answers.
Jerry Colangelo has nominated James Harden as the scapegoat if Team USA Basketball loses. When asked who the leader of Team USA is, Colangelo answered James Harden, so that is who will get blamed if Team USA Basketball loses. Harden has put up numbers during the regular season, but he hasn’t been the same since he didn’t show up in the NBA Finals. But he wants this type of notoriety. He left Oklahoma City for this moment. But this is a prime example of be careful what you wish for because Harden will get the chance to prove himself as a star on a world stage. By the same token if he fails; it will be an epic fail on a world stage. No nuts no glory, hopefully he’s ready.
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