Theres no doubt that Harden is an exceptional player whos having an MVP caliber season. And during the previous year, he won MVP award. But Harden has never been regarded as the best player itw, something I dont understand. Most people are well-aware that Warriors are the clear-cut favorites to win NBA. LeBron James was once used to be seen as the best player itw (before missing the playoffs with the Lakers) and even he got swept by Warriors in NBA Finals 2014. On the other hand, Harden pushed Warriors to Game 7 thanks to his individual greatness. If Giannis made such a thing, people will say he was the best player itw. But why cannot people say the same about Harden?
He hasnt won a championship
But Giannis who hasnt one a playoff series is being regarded as the best player in the league lol
By whom other than bucks fans? The best player currently is Kevin Durant
its neither Harden nor Giannis because neither have them have won a championship
Because he doesn’t show up consistently in the playoffs that’s my honest opinion
Cherry picking 3 or 4 games from a whole career doesn’t mean you don’t show up
james harden would be worshipped here if he took down golden state last year
But he didn’t and instead went 2-13 from 3 in the biggest game of his career and the rockets had a -0-27 run. Harden himself also missed 20+ consecutive 3s in that series and overall shot 41% from the field and 24% from 3
And also people don’t like his game
Because you touch yourself at night.
Because hes the most hated player in the league.
Rn I believe our choices are Harden, Steph, Giannis, and KD even though I believe the other 3 have been a nudge better than him for this past season. Lebron is the best of this ERA, hes just having a rough patch. Everyones gotta go through one y’know.
Hes in contention. Top 3 for sure
> Harden pushed Warriors to Game 7 thanks to his individual greatness. Gotta disagree there, that was a team effort.
Harden didnt lead us to game 7 against the Warriors. It was a team effort.
People don’t like him because he plays isolation
puts him right up there with one of the most hated players of all time Kobe
Most of the most loved players ever play iso, AI, Kobe, MJ, Hakeem
Thats not the reason at all and you know it
That’s not why people don’t like him lmao
Or hes just not the best player especially when it comes to the playoffs where hes out performed by Steph/KD/Lebron and now potentially Giannis.