I saw people complaining about it and was sure they were exaggerating but when I finally saw it I think that might have been one of the most absurd flops ever. Your cheating the game with that type of bullshit and im sick of it getting rewarded. League needs to get its shit together and either punish refs for rewarding this or the player or maybe both. I dont even care about either team btw.
I dont think he cares.
Then fine the refs lol. Something has to be done about this bullshit and its not even meant to be a harden hate post. Its ruining so many games because the game just turns into a flop/flail off and no one is allowed to play real defense anymore because
The NBA ref union wont let that happen.
I think an adequate punishment would be forcing James Harden to do karaoke at the All Star game half time show
[Some Harden Soul ](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d04a6tXHHbs)
That’ll show him!!
So two things are true: 1.) Harden was fouled by Kawhi. Did he embellish contact? Yes. Did he create something out of nothing? No, there was a foul. It was nothing like [this](https://youtu.be/BNmzHYYgvbU?t=14) 2.) Harden did foul Kawhi before he go
This would get you banned in the clippers subreddit lol, but you are right. I definitely think harden hardcore sold it, but some contact from kwahi was made
Fine was probably worth it
Harden turned down 100 million to go win, a 5k fine resulting in a win wont phase him as much as you want it to.
If it was that bad the refs wouldn’t call it, blame the refs.
Yea whatever you say pat bev
like what the fuck
On reddit already p bev? That was quick
Next 4 years are still mine damnit!!!
Deception is a part of the game. Harden doesn’t deserve to be punished for using strategy in an attempt to win.
There’s a difference between deceiving a player with a pump fake or something and deceiving a ref by getting them to officiate the game incorrectly.
That’s not a players job to worry about, that’s a missed call by the refs
Cheating is part of the game?
You think flopping is cheating???
He’s not cheating lmao. He’s using certain rules to his advantage
Yup...gotta do whatever it takes to win.
Flops wont matter until they start suspending players
Don’t hate the player, hate the game
James Harden singlehandedly made flopping an actual skill. Why should real fans of basketball not hate him
Add it to the skills challenge at the all Star game lol
1. He actually didn’t 2. He’s just taking advantage of rules that are in place 3. Unless it’s Karl Malone, hating a player is unnecessary
Kawhi pushes off with his arm
Harden grabs his arm the whole time
To be fair, Harden fouled him first by grabbing on to him during the drive. I don’t fault Harden for selling Kawhi’s response to the initial contact, but you can’t blame people for being mad about it.
Fair I’m not gonna blame KL or harden but blame the games rules that they do allow that a lot. It was a smart move by harden though
refs deserve a fine. or to be fired.
All I see is James Harden paying the NBA to win games.